by David Crane
Well, it looks like we’ve officially entered the era of Directed Energy Weapon’s, a.k.a. DEW’s. It’s just been disclosed that two of our Apache attack helicopters got "illuminated" by a group of four North Korean MiG jets back in March.
The actual illuminating was accomplished using what is believed to have been a Chinese-made ZM-87 anti-personnel laser. At the time of the encounter, the Apaches were…
flying a mission off the coast of Korea.
This is the first incident I’ve ever heard of where an antipersonnel laser has been used as an actual weapon by one military against another. It’s most likely a harbinger of things to come, as DEW’s become more prevalent in the coming years on future battlefields.
Click here to read a Daily Times story about the incident.
Click here to read a United Press International article about the same event.
Click here to read some good info on the Chinese ZM-87 anti-personnel laser.
Click here to read a story about a "massive laser weapons build-up" in China that mentions the ZM-87 anti-personnel laser.
Click here to read an interesting article on laser weapons.
Clicking on this link will take you to a good article on DEW development.
Click here to go to an article about anti-personnel laser weapons.
Click here to go to a good WorldNetDaily.com article.
Click here to read a letter written in response to an inquiry made under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) with regard to U.S. technology that’s been exported to China and Russia.