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Chinese destroyer shot laser at U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon aircraft

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A People’s Republic of China (PRC) navy destroyer 161 shot a weapons-grade laser at a U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft in a recent move that U.S. Pacific Fleet dubbed “unsafe and unprofessional” in a statement Thursday. (defence-blog.com) More...

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ah6oy
Jim DeTour 9
Easy for games like this to happen. You fly a P8 that is armed near a warship then both start warning each other turning weapons radars on each other and well it gets comical. No mention of how long the P8 loitered around the ship or what listening devices they dropped or exchanges of warnings. Generally the US Navy with Russia when the Russians would turn the targeting radar on the P3's would then leave.

My bet would be China for targeting with Gatling guns uses a strong laser with peripheral lower strengths to track missiles. Just 2 crafts playing they have toys they couldn't even dream up in a life time of stupid times in bars or boasting with friends. US Navy probably played turning on their anti ship radar for missiles so two Chinese guys smiled at each other and countered with their anti missile tracking.

It's generally a go play somewhere else. What's funny is it's always played in the news as guys that always act like the biggest and baddest feel hurt.
f4fntm
john doe 2
Exactly.
bbabis
bbabis 6
Well, we now know where we can run our advanced testing. With the defense department releasing this story, it confirms to the Chi-Coms what their and our capabilities are at the present time.
ronash13
Ron Nash 14
Ya'll seem to conveniently forget that Chinese outnumber Americans by around 4.5 to 1, and these guys just landed a spacecraft on the far side of the moon. They not only have all your Western technology, thanks to American corporations giving it to them, in their greed for profits - they also have electronics technology that is starting to exceed American electronics technology. History is full of defeated people who sneered at their enemys capabilities.
guohaomin
LEO GUO 3
Never pretend to knowing all, but actually just a frog in well.
History is a good thing that deserves u to learn, after which reply here.
ddsteele
Dave Steele 4
As I recall correctly, it was Bill Clinton that okayed sensitive technical material and data sales to Red China. That same technology was found in missile debris that was recovered from a North Korean missile launch. LORAL, anyone?
bbabis
bbabis 0
So true. He opened the Chi-Com floodgates of cash into the Clinton Crime Foundation in return for our tech.
maicokid
Tim Trosky 4
Take the political crap somewhere else.
tongo
Dan Grelinger -3
Haha, you’re funny!

“Problem is the access by unauthorized individuals doing what hell want and lie to us. Nixon and Johnson were like that to get reelected.” https://flightaware.com/squawks/view/1/y_days/popular/68701/Previously_undisclosed_TSA_program_tracks_unsuspecting_passengers#212184

Someone must have stolen your login credentials and inserted politics into a discussion. How dare they!
maicokid
Tim Trosky 2
They didn't.
tongo
Dan Grelinger 0
Oh, sorry dude.
lbhorton
Larry Horton -1
Nothing special about landing a spacecraft on the far side of the moon. People are getting all gaga over these other countries space programs like the did something special. It has all been done defore and in general their American trained engineers checked out a book that told them how to do it. Tech is updated but the math is the same. Yawn...
gerardogodoy
gerardo godoy 1
Agree. Those here that see this as normal do not understand the Communist way, the"ll regret it someday, or maybe they are Communists themselves....
paulgilpin1953
paul gilpin -5
and what, exactly, is the use of a spacecraft on the far side of the moon? do they have a means of communicating with it? or do they just bore right through the lunar surface?
and what good is a 4.5 to 1 ratio when they are half a marble away.
remember ron, the largest army in the world is not the chinese, or the US, or nato.
PDLanum
Philip Lanum 2
The Chinese have a orbiter that communicates with the lander. The US has used this method on some of our missions.

Yes, China has the largest standing Army. https://www.worldatlas.com/articles/29-largest-armies-in-the-world.html

Don't you know how to look this stuff up before switching your foot between your mouth and Butt?
lynx318
lynx318 1