Military chopper illuminated by hundred green laser pointers during anti-Morsi protests in Cairo

The following video is impressive.

It shows the effect of hundreds of green laser pointers on an Egyptian chopper (possibly an Mi-8/17 Hip) during the anti-Morsi protests in Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt on Jun. 30, 2013.

The lasers make the chopper fuselage appear green and can be seen hitting the blades well. Quite impressive if seen from the ground, much disturbing if observed from the cockpit!

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David Cenciotti is a journalist based in Rome, Italy. He is the Founder and Editor of “The Aviationist”, one of the world’s most famous and read military aviation blogs. Since 1996, he has written for major worldwide magazines, including Air Forces Monthly, Combat Aircraft, and many others, covering aviation, defense, war, industry, intelligence, crime and cyberwar. He has reported from the U.S., Europe, Australia and Syria, and flown several combat planes with different air forces. He is a former 2nd Lt. of the Italian Air Force, a private pilot and a graduate in Computer Engineering. He has written five books and contributed to many more ones.