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POWERFUL lasers capable of destroying aircraft have been tested in an awe-inspiring test demonstration, it has been revealed.
The “Silent Killer” laser is able to obliterate unmanned drones from about 328 yards away.
It is, however, only able to target slow-moving, low-flying, and small-sized targets.
Silent killer’s lasers are also able to jam incoming electronic attacks, effectively making an hack attempt impossible.
The weapon is capable of being mounted onto mobile vehicles as well as warships, according to its developers.
It has since emerged, however, that in addition to its obvious military applications, the weapon may prove to be popular with celebrities worried about drones taking pictures of them inside their homes.
The advancement in laser technology comes just weeks after US military chiefs warned fighter jet pilots to “use extreme caution” near a Chinese base.
The Federal Aviation Administration claimed the lasers had been detected at a site in Djibouti, north-east Africa.
It added: “There have been multiple lazing events involving a high powered laser in the vicinity of N1135.70 E04303.14.”
“Use extreme caution when transmitting near this area.”