The weapon of the future: is a Russian combat laser capable of shooting down satellites?


Combat lasers, which the USA has been obsessed with since the last century, are no longer an attribute of science fiction films. So, today, Americans have two prototypes: ground, capable of shooting small drones at a distance of 1,6 km and ship, intercepting missiles of small and medium class, at a distance of up to 18 km.


According to the developers of "miracle weapons", in the future, when the latter goes into the series, it will be able to hit one target every 1,5 seconds. Moreover, one such shot will cost only $ 1. For comparison, one modern short-range anti-aircraft missile costs more than $ 1 million. However, today these are just promises.

At the same time, in Russia since 2017, the military operation of the latest Peresvet laser complex has been conducted. Despite strict secrecy, it is known that at the moment the pulse power reaches 3 MW, which is enough to destroy drones, missiles of any kind and satellites in low orbits. In the future, it is planned to increase capacity to 10 MW, which will even allow the interception of nuclear warheads.

The main feature of the domestic "weapon of the future" is a laser-laser reactor with direct fission fragmentation and unique technology addition of lasers with the formation of high-temperature plasma at a remote point calculated in advance. The latter allows firing regardless of climatic conditions.

It is worth noting that the “Relight” has already been put into service, and its mobility (mounted on the basis of the KamAZ chassis) allows you to form protective lines at any desired point. At the same time, in the event of a global war, our complex will be able to disable the GPS orbital grouping without problems, completely "blinding" a potential enemy. And this is a powerful argument!

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  1. Dmitry S. Offline
    Dmitry S. (Dmitry Sanin) April 6 2020 15: 03
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    Slowly, it’s becoming clear who Peresvet is. Only all the same, it’s not clear. Is it imba or just a blinder?
    1. mor7d Offline
      mor7d (mor7d) April 7 2020 11: 38
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      Slowly, it’s becoming clear who Peresvet is

      And what is clear? What has become clearer? It looks like the same hyper-super-duper-duper weapon.
      1. Vyacheslav Shchurovsky (Vyacheslav Shchurovsky) April 7 2020 13: 27
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        What is not clear here? For example, if you put a piece of fat and a burner in the path of the beam, there will immediately be borsch! drinks
        1. Lieutenant Rzhevsky I April 7 2020 15: 05
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          Stop translating products. Fat, this fat. And if protoukry sticks to it, this does not make it poison.
  2. Sergey Latyshev Offline
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) April 6 2020 15: 58
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    Low-orbit satellites - this is from 160 km and a speed of 8 km / s. Those. It’s as if 10 times stronger and faster than Amer’s prototype.
    And all-weather. Moreover, the power is 3 MW. Not bad.
    But the money for a normal cartoon regretted.

    PS If there is such a prodigy against satellites, then for some reason there is no less powerful against drones.
    Well, they are just right now, everyone and there over 160 km, do not need to hammer ....
    1. mor7d Offline
      mor7d (mor7d) April 7 2020 11: 39
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      If there is such a prodigy against satellites, then for some reason there is no less powerful against drones

      Because most likely there is nothing. Not even cartoons.
      1. Dear sofa expert. April 8 2020 12: 41
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        Then do not worry so. No and no trial. Well, and if that, you (Ukrainians) still throw all their hats).
        1. mor7d Offline
          mor7d (mor7d) April 8 2020 12: 42
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          So far, you are throwing caps (this supposedly laser).
    2. shinobi Offline
      shinobi (Yuri) April 7 2020 12: 26
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      And who said no?
      1. Sergey Latyshev Offline
        Sergey Latyshev (Serge) April 8 2020 00: 54
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        Alas, right, there are no cartoons about Relight ...
        There are about missiles, but not about the laser ... Sadness, apparently the money has been optimized.

        It can be seen that the only thing that can appear on the video is to drive beautifully out of the car in nature ...
        Because no sight, no radar is observed nearby ...
        1. shinobi Offline
          shinobi (Yuri) April 8 2020 01: 13
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          And it should not be observed. Relight is just a minor element of anti-aircraft defense, works in fastening with conventional air defense systems. No one will do special targeting systems for it. The Yankees have the same story, all that is needed, he receives from conventional detection and guidance systems.
  3. Lieutenant Rzhevsky I April 6 2020 19: 14
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    I saw almost everything, starting with a berdan, minus land mortars, and ending with ballistics, but I can’t imagine a laser in a rather compact version. Once, in the 80s of the last century, the USSR KChF had OS-90, and others, but it ended in nothing. Although I admit that Pizzeria Raisovich with his accomplices leaked the topic.
    1. mor7d Offline
      mor7d (mor7d) April 7 2020 11: 42
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      starting from berdan

      Did you go to museums or the Internet?
      1. Lieutenant Rzhevsky I April 7 2020 11: 46
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        Ukrainian, on boats of the Great Patriotic War. But this cannot be accommodated for the Ukrainian.
      2. Dear sofa expert. April 8 2020 12: 47
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        You can put a minus even without reading, because you probably do not write more rubbish than you write here. Perhaps you are a beginner troll, or an intern.
        1. mor7d Offline
          mor7d (mor7d) April 8 2020 12: 50
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          You can put a minus even without reading, because you probably do not write more rubbish than you write here. You are probably a beginner troll, or an intern

          He deserves ten minuses, he is not a beginner, but a quite experienced troll.
    2. Dear sofa expert. April 8 2020 12: 45
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      Laser pointers never seen?
      Now imagine that they were taken in pieces of 500 and focused at the same time at one point ..

      .. a unique laser addition technology with the formation of a high-temperature plasma at a remote point calculated in advance ..

      - (which was explained to you here).
  4. steelmaker Offline
    steelmaker April 6 2020 19: 25
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    I would like confirmation on a real goal. Could something be burned at the landfill? Then cartoons do not need to be removed.
    1. Lieutenant Rzhevsky I April 7 2020 09: 03
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      Hollywood is already working on it.
      1. mor7d Offline
        mor7d (mor7d) April 7 2020 11: 41
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        Hollywood is already working on it

        Mosfilm works or who draws cartoons for the Moscow Region.
        1. Lieutenant Rzhevsky I April 7 2020 11: 49
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          Mostfilm did a great thing, but they don’t show it in pots.

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  5. 69 Offline
    69 April 7 2020 11: 41
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    Quote: mor7d
    Because most likely there is nothing. Not even cartoons.

    And there is no bridge, this is Mosfilm, maybe the pan is closing your review?
    1. Lieutenant Rzhevsky I April 7 2020 11: 50
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      Quote: 69P
      this is Mosfilm

      Not Mosfilm, but Mostfilm.
  6. 69 Offline
    69 April 7 2020 11: 44
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    Quote: mor7d
    Slowly it’s becoming clear who Peresvet is.

    And what is clear? What has become clearer? It looks like the same hyper-super-duper-duper weapon.

    Overexposure sounds more decent than Abrams or Acne David, this is obvious.
    1. mor7d Offline
      mor7d (mor7d) April 7 2020 11: 48
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      Overexposure sounds decent

      It may be better in sound, but nothing more.
      1. Lieutenant Rzhevsky I April 7 2020 13: 36
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        Your "Hammer" is not suitable for the sucker. That whole calculation destroys.
  7. 69 Offline
    69 April 7 2020 12: 06
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    Quote: mor7d
    It may be better in sound, but nothing more.

    All problems for Jews
    Piled up somehow at once.
    Does not save their device,
    What is called an iron basin.


    If you call the Iron Taz system, it will work like an iron basin, what did Peresvet not please you with?
  8. shinobi Offline
    shinobi (Yuri) April 7 2020 12: 48
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    All more or less powerful lasers, with an output power of more than a megawatt, gas. Bulky due to cooling systems and eating a breakthrough of energy. In the mid-80s, everyone came up against packet solid-state lasers, on fiber optics or crystals. Not the point, the principle is one. But! It quickly became clear that they can work in narrow ranges and their power is limited by the natural strength characteristics of optical resonators. That is, they are not able to issue 10 MW. And returned to the gas grandfathers. Peresvet in its design elegantly combines the idea of ​​packet lasers, pumping gas lasers with ionizing radiation and an atomic reactor as an energy source at the same time. Yes, it is larger than fiber optic bags, but smaller than carbon dioxide. 3 megawatts, is it a lot or a little? Not enough for a combat laser. 10 megawat is the estimated lower threshold from which everything should start. For an experimental working sample is more than acceptable. Considering that such lasers are used in the aerospace industry for cutting 1,5 cm of titanium sheets.
  9. Serge Tixiy Offline
    Serge Tixiy (Serge Tixiy) April 7 2020 13: 39
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    If the Americans are obsessively broadcasting something, then one thing is clear, with this type of weaponry, thank God not all ..... Already where they did not install lasers .. If you start with Reagan, then to satellites and space shuttles, and on Boeing, and on ships ....
    1. mor7d Offline
      mor7d (mor7d) April 8 2020 10: 58
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      Well said, let's check how it sounds in relation to the Russian Federation.

      If the Russians talk obsessively about something, but do not show, then one thing is clear, with this type of weaponry, not all thanks to God
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  11. Alex Quippy Offline
    Alex Quippy (Alex Kupchevsky) 2 June 2020 02: 30
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    I wonder if the laser can be so focused that it will reach 20000 km? But GPS is at such a distance from the earth ....
    1. Alex Quippy Offline
      Alex Quippy (Alex Kupchevsky) 2 June 2020 03: 00
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      Here is what they write:

      http://galspace.spb.ru/orbita/25.htm