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IDEX 2019: Opportunity knocks for China in any US pullout from Middle East

19th February 2019 - 13:30 GMT | by Richard Thomas in Abu Dhabi

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Poly Technologies brought its Silent Hunter directed energy laser system to Abu Dhabi for IDEX 2019, just as it had done two years previously, in a bid to showcase the system’s capabilities and drum up new interest in the Middle East and Africa.

The system has been in service with China’s People’s Liberation Army for the past five years, according to a company spokesperson. The company stated that the system could intercept low-altitude, slow-speed and small aerial targets including UAS using anti-jamming technology.

The directed energy capability can also be used by air defence forces on stationary or moving

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