MW: "Energy cannon" will make the Su-57 and MiG-41 even more dangerous

The Russians are working hard to upgrade their latest fifth-generation Su-57 fighter and transform it into an even more advanced sixth-generation combat aircraft. They are testing various weapons systems and on-board systems - from hypersonic ballistic missiles and laser weapons to artificial intelligence and remote piloting, writes the American edition of Military Watch.

More recently, there have been signs that Russia is developing directed energy weapons. In July 2020, the Russian media reported on the tests of the "EMP cannon" (electromagnetic pulse).

The main means of obtaining such impulses is the detonation of a nuclear weapon, although non-nuclear EMP weapons have been deployed in a number of countries using such of technologieslike a microwave generator. Such installations, "microwave ovens", have a much shorter range than nuclear EMP, but can seriously affect electrical devices.

The development of an "energy cannon" will allow Russia to acquire potentially revolutionary weapons that can be used against a wide variety of targets. It will make the existing Su-57 and the future MiG-41 even more dangerous for the enemy.

A less powerful EMP cannon can be used as a good defense against UAVs and drones. Western countries are developing a new generation of weapons and are increasingly relying on unmanned vehicles ranging from surface combatants to reconnaissance aircraft. Depending on how cost-effectively Russia can create its directed energy weapons, it can be integrated into a wide range of platforms - from short-range air defense to old fourth-generation fighters, summed up the media from the United States.
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  1. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 2 March 2021 10: 05
    According to the information that Serdyukov zealously took up his "duties", we would have put the SU-57 into production and put at least something in the troops. And you are dreaming!
    1. sgrabik Offline sgrabik
      sgrabik (Sergei) 2 March 2021 12: 20
      Yes, Serdyukov - Storetkin is still a goose, but thank God that he does not directly affect the introduction and delivery of new types of weapons to the troops !!!
  2. Guru Offline Guru
    Guru (Oleg) 2 March 2021 11: 19
    the latest fifth-generation Su-57 fighter and transforming it into an even more advanced sixth-generation combat aircraft.

    For the sixth generation, there is not even a concept yet, but they are already transforming it. Put the fifth generation in the army, and only then turn it into the sixth. laughing
    1. EMMM Offline EMMM
      EMMM 2 March 2021 14: 42
      And someone can say that for generations they have appeared in military equipment without a precise definition. This is a purely American marketing ploy. For each customer, at a certain point in time, a sample of equipment is needed, which is necessary to solve current and future problems. What generation does this technique belong to him deeply ...
  3. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 2 March 2021 15: 03
    It’s not funny for a long time.
    There is no Su, in fact, not a moment, but they are already carrying out the first modernization of the SU and promises about lasers, EMPs, and nano-radars, and so on, other Khoja-Nasredinskoe ...
  4. Dmitry S. Offline Dmitry S.
    Dmitry S. (Dmitry Sanin) 2 March 2021 15: 54
    Most of all in the United States they are afraid of plasma guns, antimatter bombs, quark charges and are very fond of telling horror stories about Russians, who already have all this or will soon appear, to each other and at the UN for the night.
  5. We will test it in Syria!
    1. Alexander K_2 Offline Alexander K_2
      Alexander K_2 (Alexander K) 3 March 2021 06: 00
      If you have something to experience!
  6. Igor Berg Offline Igor Berg
    Igor Berg (Igor Berg) 26 March 2021 21: 44
    The Americans do not have enough capacity on the Zemvolt destroyer for the railgun ... and here on the plane there will be a whole cannon ..
  7. Zhuvladmit Offline Zhuvladmit
    Zhuvladmit (Vladimir) April 22 2021 16: 48
    You can't show it ahead of time, they'll jinx it.
    1. nikolai.soot Offline nikolai.soot
      nikolai.soot (Nikolay Arbaev) 14 May 2021 07: 52
      Today I know that everything new is going to the West (I offered a lot of weapons, therefore I do not hide), they cannot create calves in our country, but they are already doing it there. Too many traitorous spies are sitting with us ....
  8. nikolai.soot Offline nikolai.soot
    nikolai.soot (Nikolay Arbaev) 14 May 2021 07: 44
    You can, of course, create all this for 10 years, I propose, but the authorities do not allow, and so Russia can be protected by combat lasers and others: on the Su; for a moment ; throughout the territory up to the Near Space and hit any targets.