China has developed a laser assault rifle worth $ 15,000
While the US is preparing for star wars, Chinese engineers are developing the most advanced ground-based weapons – laser. One of the latest developments is the ZKZM-500 laser assault rifle, capable of igniting flammable objects and causing severe burns.
According to the Hong Kong newspaper South China Morning Post, specialists from the Xian Institute of Optics and Precision Mechanics have developed a powerful laser rifle, which will soon be used by the anti-terrorist special forces of the police.
ZKZM-500 caliber 15 mm weighs 3 kg, which roughly corresponds to the weight of the famous AK-47. The shooting range is 800 meters. The rifle can be mounted on cars, boats and airplanes. When carrying out anti-terrorist operations, it can be used to fire at windows, as well as to cover the fighters of special forces.
The power of the beam is enough to set the fuel tank on fire or flammable materials. The laser shot is completely silent and invisible. “Ammunition” ZKZM-500 is concentrated in a lithium battery, designed for 1000 laser pulses lasting about two seconds each. The price of the rifle is 15,000 dollars.