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US Facing A True Threat Escalation In Aircraft Incidents China Targets U.S. Pilots With Lasers.
IWB ^ | Ruby Henley

Posted on 05/06/2018 12:15:05 PM PDT by davikkm

I will be discussing the alarming escalation of aircraft incidents currently in the news.

While the United States copes with many threats in the world today, what I am about to report is by far a chilling development. China has actually fired military-grade lasers targeting U.S. aircraft flying near a U.S. military base in Africa.

Sarah Sanders told reporters the following: “There will be near-term and long-term consequences.”

This is not the only instance in which Beijing has targeted U.S. aircraft flying over the east African country of Djibouti.

According to U.S. defense officials, the lasers were fired from the Chinese military base in Doraleh on at least three occasions, resulting in eye injuries for two American pilots.

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TOPICS: Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: africa; blogtrash; camplemonnier; china; djibouti; doraleh; eritrea; iiiiiiiii; rubynuttery; somalia; yemen
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1 posted on 05/06/2018 12:15:06 PM PDT by davikkm
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To: davikkm

Need an A10 escort.


2 posted on 05/06/2018 12:16:34 PM PDT by meatloaf
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To: davikkm

Whoa.

Is this legitimate? Or a blog post?

Not sure which.


3 posted on 05/06/2018 12:16:54 PM PDT by cba123 ( Toi la nguoi My. Toi bay gio o Viet Nam.)
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To: cba123

I’d ignore it.

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4 posted on 05/06/2018 12:19:11 PM PDT by Mears
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To: davikkm

Back in the eighties, Honeywell had an electronic enhanced lens for satellites that detected a laser and protected the satellite’s sensors from it. I would think that something as simple as polarized film on a pilot’s canopy and additional polarization oh his goggles would do the trick.

The Chinese are foolish to start playing around with a potential weapon long before it would be used in combat. That gives more time to develop and deploy counter measures. One counter measure would be to fire a laser source seeking missile.


5 posted on 05/06/2018 12:20:23 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: Gen.Blather

U.S. Military binoculars have laser shields built in.

I have no idea how effective they are.


6 posted on 05/06/2018 12:28:27 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: davikkm
I will be discussing the alarming escalation of aircraft incidents currently in the news.

Thank God that we have Ruby to do that for us.

7 posted on 05/06/2018 12:34:24 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: yarddog

It would be easy to thwart a laser shield if you knew which wavelengths it blocked, and which it didn’t.


8 posted on 05/06/2018 12:39:22 PM PDT by rightwingcrazy (We)
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To: humblegunner

Ruby Laser?


9 posted on 05/06/2018 12:44:18 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (The MSM is the enemy of the American people)
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To: humblegunner; davikkm
Thank God that we have Ruby to do that for us.

Crack investigator Ruby is just reblogging a days old CNN story for clicks:

Chinese Laser Story

10 posted on 05/06/2018 12:45:48 PM PDT by 50mm (.. / -.. .. -.. / - .... .. ... / ..-. --- .-. / -. --- / .-. . .- ... --- -. .-.-.-)
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To: rightwingcrazy

I have owned two military binoculars which had a laser shield. One was a Steiner and the other was Kama Tech tho the binocular was a Fuji.

It actually had the name of an optical filter maker “Corion” on the binocular.

This is basically a wild guess but I wonder if they were intended to block a laser rangefinder which might accidentally harm your eyes.


11 posted on 05/06/2018 12:52:19 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: davikkm

...anyone heard details about the PR C-130 crash..????...look like he lost all hydraulics..major failure of some sort


12 posted on 05/06/2018 12:52:40 PM PDT by Doogle (( USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand....never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: 50mm
Crack investigator Ruby is just reblogging

I'm sure Ruby has reblogged crack many times.

13 posted on 05/06/2018 12:53:03 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: davikkm

Somehow, I don’t think it would be difficult to set up a Wild Weasel platform with missiles that home on laser emitters the way ARM misses home on radar...

Then, the hostile pinging with lasers might stop.


14 posted on 05/06/2018 12:53:21 PM PDT by rlmorel (Leftists: They believe in the "Invisible Hand" only when it is guided by government.)
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To: Mears
I’d ignore it.

Or, you could check it out. It took me about 30 seconds and I found credible accounts from among: The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Telegraph, the Voice of America, CNN, and many others. Looks like legit.

15 posted on 05/06/2018 12:53:26 PM PDT by centurion316 (Back from exile from 4/2016 until 4/2018.)
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To: humblegunner
I'm sure Ruby has reblogged crack many times.

Crack is expensive so she needs lots of clicks.

16 posted on 05/06/2018 12:54:02 PM PDT by 50mm (.. / -.. .. -.. / - .... .. ... / ..-. --- .-. / -. --- / .-. . .- ... --- -. .-.-.-)
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To: davikkm

Pilots need protective polarized eye shielding.


17 posted on 05/06/2018 12:54:11 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: rlmorel

That’s MISSILES, not “misses”. Damn spell correct...


18 posted on 05/06/2018 12:54:54 PM PDT by rlmorel (Leftists: They believe in the "Invisible Hand" only when it is guided by government.)
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To: cba123

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://qz.com/1271069/us-says-china-pointed-laser-at-pilots-over-djibouti-base/&ved=2ahUKEwi_kaO29PHaAhXj1IMKHXNOD6sQFjAEegQIBhAB&usg=AOvVaw2iYnw6_tAry4jvDqJg-1pz

https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/03/politics/chinese-lasers-us-military-pilots-africa/index.html

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.wsj.com/articles/laser-from-chinese-base-aimed-at-u-s-military-pilots-in-africas-skies-pentagon-charges-1525351775&ved=2ahUKEwi_kaO29PHaAhXj1IMKHXNOD6sQFjARegQIABAB&usg=AOvVaw1Lexttw4qE7X57l8XqUMbB

Lots of other sources. I heard it on FOX


19 posted on 05/06/2018 1:22:03 PM PDT by Rusty0604 (1)
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I was someone else also had an article, saying this seems like legitimate news.

Well, well, well.


20 posted on 05/06/2018 1:25:33 PM PDT by cba123 ( Toi la nguoi My. Toi bay gio o Viet Nam.)
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