China uses lasers to blind US satellites

28 September 2006: According to an article published yesterday in the UK Telegraph, China has secretly fired powerful laser weapons designed to disable American spy satellites by “blinding” their sensitive surveillance devices. There has been increasing alarm in parts of the American military establishment over China’s growing military ambitions. Military experts have already noted that Chinese military expenditure is increasingly designed to challenge American military pre-eminence by investing in weaponry that can attack key systems such as aircraft carriers and satellites.