EFFECTIVENESS OF LASER WEAPONS IN THE ENVIRONMENT OF SOUTHEAST ASIA - Video Portal
EFFECTIVENESS OF LASER WEAPONS IN THE ENVIRONMENT OF SOUTHEAST ASIA
Jie Ren Kui, Maj, Singaporean Air Force
In recent years, Southeast Asia (SEA) has seen many of Islamic State's (IS) supporters returned home after fighting in the Middle East. The tactics and warfighting knowledge that they have learned, such as the making of homemade rockets and IEDs, could actually be applied in SEA as well, causing SEA to be a high potential as the next cauldron of violence. Damage was almost done in August 2016, when a local Indonesian terror group had planned to launch a rocket attack from Batam, Indonesia, at the Marina Bay Sands Resort in Singapore. This thesis will investigate the effectiveness of laser weapons in the tropical environment of Southeast Asia. Given the high rainfall rate and almost annual haze, the effectiveness of laser weapons against targets that IS had employed in the Iraq and Syria, in particular UAV and rockets, will be studied.