Ex-Pentagon employee spoke about the latest Russian anti-satellite weapons

Russia has much more powerful weapons than anti-satellite missiles. Charles Beams, a former employee of the US military department, who was responsible for the acquisition of space and intelligence information from 2009 to 2013, announced this in his material in Forbes.

Something else keeps our space leadership from sleeping at night - not traditional rockets and not ballistic weapons, but a laser

Beams noted.

We are talking about the Russian Kalina laser system, which is part of the Krona space observation complex. Thanks to high-quality optics, Kalina can accurately track enemy satellites in near-Earth orbit and “dazzle” them with a laser beam. Thus, on a temporary or permanent basis, aircraft will lose the ability to capture any images.

At the same time, as indicated in the material, it will be very difficult to prove Russia's involvement in satellite malfunctions, since the laser does not leave fragments or other traces of impact.

According to the ex-Pentagon official, in order to counter such threats, the United States should allocate the necessary funds to create satellite constellations and collect the necessary information about Kalina and other similar developments of the Russian military-industrial complex.
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  1. Yuri V.A Offline Yuri V.A
    Yuri V.A (Yuri) 3 August 2022 15: 08
    Looks like in Ukraine this Kalina did not take root
    1. skeptic Offline skeptic
      skeptic 6 August 2022 21: 39
      Quote: Yuri V.A.
      Looks like in Ukraine this Kalina did not take root

      More like the "infonoodles" of the sawflies of the military budget.
  2. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 3 August 2022 15: 35
    They wrote on VO that laser blinding is temporary.
    Like, there is not enough capacity for permanent withdrawal.
    Incidents that have surfaced seem to confirm this.
    1. sgrabik Offline sgrabik
      sgrabik (Sergei) 7 August 2022 21: 02
      Everything directly depends on the power of the laser, maybe just the same they made a more powerful prototype, which is able to burn out the optics of satellites with guarantee.
  3. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 3 August 2022 15: 53
    Something is not heard from the United States about the incapacitation of satellites, it means only advertising stuffing. It's time to try it out, and not only Kalina, there is a need, US satellites serve to target Himars and other M777 for the Armed Forces ...
  4. yo yo Offline yo yo
    yo yo (Vasya Vasin) 3 August 2022 17: 05
    The hegemons ate. The US no longer likes that Russia is fighting "unfairly."
  5. kalita Offline kalita
    kalita (Alexander) 4 August 2022 08: 59
    If so, why else is Russia not using these lasers.
    1. Colonel Kudasov Offline Colonel Kudasov
      Colonel Kudasov (Leopold) 5 August 2022 21: 17
      It seems that such an installation is being installed in the Caucasus. It is effective only from the highlands. Energy consumes be healthy and the laying of a dedicated power line is required
  6. usm5 Offline usm5
    usm5 (George) 4 August 2022 11: 23
    I think that if there was something really effective, the Americans would "roar" to the whole world. To hide from such weapons is a penny business. Automatic shutters are placed on the optics, which close it with a sharp increase in the intensity of the light flux. It seems to me that the electromagnetic field on their path could have acted much more effectively against spy satellites. In this case, the "destruction currents" in the electrically conductive elements of the satellite will be proportional to the magnetic field strength, the speed at which the satellite crosses the magnetic field lines of the induced field, and the sine of the angle between the satellite's direction of motion and the field lines of force. If you think carefully, using a similar method, you can change the orbit of satellites in order to force them out of the earth's orbit in order to clean the planet's orbit from space debris.
    1. Anatoly Salnikov (Anatoly Salnikov) 4 August 2022 15: 32
      It is impossible to check, and if true, then a talker. Tfu.
  7. tkot973 Offline tkot973
    tkot973 (Konstantin) 4 August 2022 17: 58
    Classic knocking money out of Congress.
  8. beer puff Offline beer puff
    beer puff (Igor Trabkin) 8 August 2022 20: 48
    Connect this "Kalina" to the ZNPP and blind enemy satellites 24/7.
  9. Grei grin Offline Grei grin
    Grei grin (Gray Grin) 8 August 2022 22: 14
    Hey, the General Staff, there’s no need for couch archstrategists here, take them to your place and defeat them right away!
  10. zzdimk Offline zzdimk
    zzdimk 5 September 2022 20: 43
    Exactly - "Kalina"? Not a cranberry?