Many of us may remember being told as children not to point laser pointers up in the air because it could blind an aircraft pilot. Accused of doing the same thing in 2018, a Chinese warship fired a military-grade laser at a U.S. aircraft. A US Navy P-8 surveillance aircraft was hit by the beam, an action the Navy has called reckless, unsafe, and unprofessional. Defense officials have also commented that a formal diplomatic protest will be issued.
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