The US Navy plans to deploy its experimental laser weapon system - shown here in 2012 - on the USS Ponce later this year. Photo: AP

US lasers? PLA preparing to raise its deflector shields

Chinese scientists say they have developed protective coatings that would render weapons like the US' ship-mounted laser useless in battle

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The US Navy plans to deploy its experimental laser weapon system - shown here in 2012 - on the USS Ponce later this year. Photo: AP
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