Friday, September 23, 2022

Russia develops high-powered laser weapon system

The Russian Ministry of Defence announced on 01 March that is had excellent results in research and development work on a next-generation high-powered laser weapon system.

MoD has released video footage showing the new mobile high energy laser weapon system developed in Russia.

A appearance of these modern laser weapon system in Russia has been a big surprise for military experts. To date, almost nothing is known about the new complex.


Earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin, in a address to the the lawmakers and the senators from both houses of the Russian parliament, said that since 2017, Russian military forces have already received combat laser systems. He also demonstrated footage with a new Russian combat laser system.

Russian defence expert Victor Murakhovsky said that probably, this complex solves the problem of anti-missile defenсe, the use of a laser beam is much more economical than the use of standard antimissiles, and the accuracy of the defeat is much higher.

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