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Will China’s new laser satellite become the ‘Death Star’ for submarines?


Will China’s new laser satellite become the ‘Death Star’ for submarines? China is developing a satellite with a powerful laser for anti-submarine warfare that researchers hope will be able to pinpoint a target as far as 500 metres below the surface. It is the latest addition to the country’s expanding deep-sea surveillance programme, and aside from targeting submarines – most operate at a depth of less than 500 metres – it could also be used to collect data on the world’s oceans.   More



(Source: South China Morning Post - Oct 1)

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