Djibouti / Washington – United States Department of Defense has accused China of targeting its military aircrafts flying near Djibouti in Africa with ‘Laser’ from its naval base. Department of Defense has reported of China using the lasers for over two weeks and which has resulted in injuring of two US pilots. China has denied the allegations calling them baseless.
The headquarters of the United States Department of Defense, the Pentagon in a briefing reported of US military aircraft being targeted by the Chinese. Pentagon spokesperson Dana White said, “In the past few weeks there have been close to 10 incidents of ‘Laser’ attacks from Chinese naval base in Djibouti. US is confident of China being responsible for the attack and that it was a very serious matter. The United States has formally registered a complaint with China.”
As informed by the US officials, ‘C-130’ and other military and surveillance aircraft have been targeted by the laser. Also on more than three incidents involved the use of military-grade lasers. Two aircrew members suffered eye injuries in the attack. US Department of Defense has urged its pilots to use extreme caution when transiting near Djibouti.
China has termed the US allegations as completely futile. The Chinese defense ministry has assured and affirms its abidance to the international laws.