China brings Star Wars to life with ‘laser AK-47’ that can set fire to targets a kilometre away

Causes the “Instant Carbonisation” of human skin and tissues. Hmmm…I wonder if it will have a selector switch setting “Regular” or “Extra Crispy?” 🙂

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https://cdn4.i-scmp.com/sites/default/files/styles/980x551/public/images/methode/2018/07/02/a00f8dc4-7cf1-11e8-8ce4-b59b2fedb43f_1280x720_081524.JPG Laser guns, such as this one from the Chengdu Hengan Police Equipment Manufacturing Company, are becoming increasingly accurate and powerful. Photo: Handout

Handheld weapons that could set fire to targets from long distances are no longer confined to science fiction but a fact of life, according to researchers

China has developed a new portable laser weapon that can zap a target from nearly a kilometre away, according to researchers involved in the project.

The ZKZM-500 laser assault rifle is classified as being “non-lethal” but produces an energy beam that cannot be seen by the naked eye but can pass through windows and cause the “instant carbonisation” of human skin and tissues.

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