[ExI] China wants to put lasers on hypersonic missiles – here’s why

John Grigg possiblepaths2050 at gmail.com
Thu Aug 5 23:54:54 UTC 2021

"Scientists at a Chinese military university are developing a new laser
device they intend to attach to Chinese hypersonic missiles that will help
those missiles reach higher speeds with less air resistance, a new report
revealed this week.

In a July issue of *Laser and Infrared*, reported
the South China Morning Post on Tuesday, Chinese scientists with the
Chinese military-integrated Space Engineering University of Beijing
detailed research on a laser energy device that could create a plasma cloud
around the nose of a missile. The Chinese researchers said the laser device
could be used to reduce air resistance against a missile by 70 percent or
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