27 August 2009

Asymmetric Warfare 01

The Independent reports,

"Helicopter laser prankster condemned

"A woman who dazzled a police helicopter pilot by shining a laser beam into the cockpit "for a laugh" was condemned for her behaviour today.

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Inspector Steve Cheeseman of the Surrey Police Air Operations Unit said: "Laser pens can be very powerful and to shine one into the cockpit of any aircraft during flight is extremely dangerous.

"It could easily blind or distract the pilot and puts everyone on board at risk.
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Cost of police helicopter £ 4.3 million.

Cost of laser pen, estimated at £ 10.00.

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