Chinese police and military units could soon be fielding the ZKZM-500, a special rifle equipped with a laser capable of seriously burning human skin from half a mile away.
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Developed at the Xian Institute of Optics and Precision Mechanics at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Shaanxi province, the ZKZM-500 is a 15mm weapon that weighs in at around 6.6 pounds, or about the same as an AK-47, according to the South China Morning Post. It can be mounted on cars, boats and planes.
In addition, the weapon is powered by a rechargeable lithium battery pack. It’s also capable of firing over 1,000 “shots,” with each lasting a maximum of two seconds. Furthermore, the laser produces no sound when it is fired. Therefore, “nobody will know where the attack came from. It will look like an accident,” an anonymous researcher told the Post.
“The pain will be beyond endurance,” another researcher said.
The UN Protocol on Blinding Laser Weapons, signs by over 100 nations, prohibits the use of weapons that can cause permanent blindness. Because of this, the …Read the Rest
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