China Develops New Generation Laser Weapons

ZKZM-500. Photo: China Morning Post – China is reportedly developing a new and powerful laser assault rifle that is claimed to burn targets from a distance of nearly a kilometer.

Reporting from the China Morning Post, Tuesday (3/7/2018), the researchers involved said this rifle can make the target directly burned.

This was said by researchers at the Xian Institute of Optics and Precision Mechanics at the Chinese Academy of Sciences located in Shaanxi Province.

The researchers say, If the target wearing a flammable cloth, then the entire target will burn.

“This tool can burn clothes in an instant, if the cloth is flammable, everyone will burn,” he said.

This new laser gun is known as ZKZM-500. This weapon has a range of about 800 meters and can be installed in the vehicle.

The Chinese scientists who work on it already claim to be ready for mass production because of its small size. Each weapon will be produced at a cost of 100,000 yuan.