The US Navy has reportedly equipped its Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey with a laser weapon. Photo: EPAThe US Navy has reportedly equipped its Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey with a laser weapon. Photo: EPA
The US Navy has reportedly equipped its Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey with a laser weapon. Photo: EPA

Playing laser tag: US dominance and Chinese ambition point to new arms race

  • The US is the leader in directed-energy weapons but China has been accused of targeting American planes with military-grade laser beams
  • Both sides are developing laser weapons and equipping warships to be able to launch them

Topic |   US-China relations
The US Navy has reportedly equipped its Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey with a laser weapon. Photo: EPAThe US Navy has reportedly equipped its Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey with a laser weapon. Photo: EPA
The US Navy has reportedly equipped its Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey with a laser weapon. Photo: EPA
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