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Laser thread, /k/? Let's face it: militaries aren't
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Laser thread, /k/?

Let's face it: militaries aren't going to use anti-personnel laser weapons openly because any laser weapon powerful enough to cook someone will also blind them millions of times over, which is illegal under the Geneva convention.

That said, for "just" $400, you can already buy 3500 mW pointer which, if somehow attached to your rifle, will massacre your enemies' retinas at 100 - 200m without having to properly aim. It's already far more powerful than needed to permanently blind them. And all of this is before you actually shoot them.

There's no real defense against blinding lasers. Anything that uses light to navigate is in danger, as camera CCDs can be destroyed in a similar way to human retinas. The standard eye protection for lasers is a pair of goggles that will block out the most significant wavelength of the exact laser in use. Unfortunately, the more wavelengths you block, the less light you see. It's even possible to trick people into looking into a laser by exploiting the attention reflex, using a lower-energy torch to grab their attention before blinding them forever.

Not that you should actually try this, of course. It's illegal, irresponsible and unethical. That said, if shit goes down and you feel like flouting international law, lasers are a bit more discriminate than chemical weapons.
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>>29480509
The defence against blinding lasers is having the world turn against you for blatant warcrimes.

Much like widespread deployment of warcrimes, the effect is probably less severe than being on the top of everyone's shitlist pretty much permanently.
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>>29480509
Counteracted with mirror armor

your move
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>>29480617
>widespread deployment of ASATs*

I went full retard
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>>29480509
very powerful lasers will give away your position

any laser powerful enough to instantly damage your enemies retina is powerful enough to damage your retina with reflected light
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>>29480617

>being on the top of everyone's shitlist pretty much permanently.

How about if you're already there?
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>>29480638
could you imagine, squads have a specialist with a mirror and welding mask to redirect blind weapons without getting blinded.
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>>29480509
those diabolical chinese. damn them back to the netherworld from whence they came
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>>29480677
>>29480638
You have to wear eye protection for the laser you're shooting, obviously. Or else it would be extremely hazardous to even have them around you. Even the reflection off a plaster wall could fuck you up, to say nothing of a mirror.
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>>29480747
kinda hard to bounce it back exactly where you want it.
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>>29480677
Don't have it in the visible range, faggot.
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>>29480509
What about electrolasers as projectile-less ranged tasers and for calling down lightning from thunderclouds?
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