The Ukraine war is not going according to plan for Russian President Vladimir Putin (69). The planned blitzkrieg failed. Now the Kremlin boss seems to be pulling out all the stops.
Only this week the BMPT armored support vehicle, nicknamed “Terminator”, was sighted at the front. Prior to this, Putin launched his RS-28 Sarmat ICBM, also known as Satan 2. A show of force.
And now a new mega battle laser has been introduced. Apparently, it can literally burn drones.
Mega-Laser “is practically ready for series production”
Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borissow (65) has announced that Russia will soon be able to use a new high-power laser. This should easily turn off drones and other military aircraft in the air.
“Our physicists have developed laser systems that are many times more powerful, which allows the combustion of various targets, and are building them practically ready for series production,” Borisov said on Wednesday at a conference near Moscow, as reported by the Moscow state news agency TASS.
“The first prototypes are already being used”
According to Borisov, the new laser weapon has a range of five kilometers and can shoot down drones at this altitude. The new system was tested on Tuesday and is said to have burned a drone within five seconds.
Now the weapon is slowly being introduced into the armed forces. “The first prototypes are already being used,” said the Deputy Prime Minister. The information could not be verified. No pictures were shown either.
The laser is intended to replace anti-aircraft missiles, which are significantly more expensive to purchase. In its war of aggression against Ukraine, Russia reports the shooting down of drones with missiles almost every day.
Laser named after Russian battle monk
Borisov also praised the Russian laser weapon Peresvet, which, although it cannot shoot down drones, can “blind” enemy satellite and reconnaissance systems and thus put them out of action. The range of Peresvet is therefore 1500 kilometers. The laser was named after a 14th-century Russian warrior monk.
And the Federal Intelligence Service (NDB) already has this laser on its screen. Peresvet is “one of Putin’s six so-called miracle weapons,” writes the FIS in a confidential analysis. The Kremlin boss presented the mega weapons in 2018. Incidentally, this also includes the intercontinental ballistic missile Satan 2. (jmh/SDA)