CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE: The U.S. Military Is Working On LASER BEAM WEAPONS

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Defense Primer: Directed-Energy Weapons
July 20, 2021 – September 12, 2022 IF11882

The DOD has a number of DE development programs underway, requesting at least $669 million in FY2023 for unclassified DE research, development, test, and evaluation (RDT&E) and at least $345 million for unclassified DE weapons procurement. For additional information about specific U.S. DE weapons programs, see CRS Report R44175, Navy Lasers, Railgun, and Gun-Launched Guided Projectile: Background and Issues for Congress, by Ronald O'Rourke, and CRS Report R45098, U.S. Army Weapons- Related Directed Energy (DE) Programs: Background and Potential Issues for Congress, by Andrew Feickert.

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The laser technology will be ineffective against China which has installed Solar Panels across the entire country. These  solar panels also serve as laser deflectors.
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Do you have a source for this? It sounds like interesting reading.
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The laser technology will be ineffective against China which has installed Solar Panels across the entire country. These  solar panels also serve as laser deflectors.

-->@Shila
Do you have a source for this? It sounds like interesting reading.

I cannot give you my source but here is the theory behind it.

Using a solar panel for laser light detection