Australia pilots hit by lasers during South China Sea flights

Australia pilots hit by lasers during South China Sea flights

Australian navy pilots were hit by lasers during flights in the South China Sea. Reports suggest informal Chinese militia vessels were behind the attack. Beijing has become more assertive in the area in recent times, stoking tensions with rival claimants in Southeast Asia as well as Canberra and the US. The helicopters were targeted during night flights, forcing the pilots to return to their ship.

KCooper
KCooper
Swamp gas
Swamp gas 7 months

missiles can stop lasers.

GUYIVKS
GUYIVKS 7 months

lasers temporarily blind pilots, time for Australians to stop buying anything made in china where ever possible. starting with huawei, whitegoods, cars, computers etc.

DivineDawn
DivineDawn 7 months

I'd keep doing it hell of send them out more often just to piss them off not a fan of China not at all

Jax Milovitch
Jax Milovitch 7 months

Sussed.

Scott Musgrave
Scott Musgrave 7 months

sharks with freaking laser beams

Turn N Burn
Turn N Burn 7 months

It doesn't say what kind of damage the lasers do. Does it hurt? Or is it just like a bright light in your eye?

Ognar
Ognar 7 months

Australia needs to send a delegation to Taiwan to discuss and support them declaring independence from China, that would make get China's attention!

Plumer
Plumer 7 months

The Chinese will escalate to egging and TPing next. You're so cute Xi.

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