According to South China Morning Post, the rifle will be able to literally fry an opponent from a distance of 800 meters. ZKZM Laser mentions “instant carbonization” of materials and human skin. However, the scientists are skeptical. They think that the invention is just propaganda.
The ZKZM-500 rifle is to be able to set fire to clothing and to incinerate items even if they are behind the window glass. The company claims that their invention will weigh only three kilograms, and its lithium-ion battery allows for about one thousand two-second shots. As the creators of this technology claim, pain after such a shot is to be unimaginable.
One of the representatives of the ZKZM company told Chinese journalists from the AFP agency that the weapon was designed to set off illegal banners, as well as the hair and clothes of the protesters. In such rifles is to be equipped Chinese police. Although it sounds really disturbing, the researchers believe that there is nothing to fear for now. Scientists argue that creating such a strong beam requires enormous energy. Nowadays, it can not be obtained from a small battery and a device that could be kept in hand.
Davin Coldwey from the Tech Crunch website argues that the device to produce a beam of this strength would need more than a weight of at least 90 kilograms of the Tesla Powerwall wall-mounted battery. It’s hard to imagine policemen carrying something like that.
The arms companies have been working on similar technologies for years. In 2017, Lockheed Martin boasted a 60-kilowatts laser department. It is used to knock down drone and missiles. However, the AK-47 laser guns are probably fiction. It is speculated that this is the effect of Chinese propaganda. The government wants to show its great strength to the world and its political opponents.
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