Laser warning protects US capital

A new laser warning system is coming into operation in Washington to prevent planes straying into the restricted air space over the US capital. It comes less than two weeks after a disorientated private plane pilot sparked a panicked evacuation of the US Capitol area.

The new system shines red and green laser beams into pilots’ cockpits. Pilots have dropped initial complaints that the system might harm eyesight or be abused by terrorists. Full Story

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