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US develops laser protection for fighters

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In 2016, the United States Air Force ordered the development of a laser protection system for fighters from Northrop Grumman. According to the portal flightglobal.com, combat lasers for aircraft will also be developed by Lockheed Martin Corporation.


As part of the Self-Protect High Energy Laser Demonstrator (SHiELD) program for US Air Force fighters, it is planned to create a laser system capable of destroying missiles in the air. The US Air Force Research Laboratory has a development contract with Northrop Grumman. The cost of works is estimated at $ 39,3 million, the deadline for the order - until September 2021. The Lockheed Martin contract is priced at $ 26,3 million.

US develops laser protection for fighters


Representatives of Lockheed Martin say that the corporation has already gained enough experience with laser systems to create laser protection for combat aircraft. The installation will consist of three key elements: the guidance, cooling and power systems, as well as a solid-state laser.

Modern technologies allow fighters to evade missiles launched against them using electronic warfare systems or heat traps. The command of the US Air Force considers these methods of “self-defense” insufficient and plans to equip combat aircraft with systems that will not “deceive” but destroy missiles at a safe distance, hitting them with a laser beam.

It is planned to install SHiELD on fourth-generation fighter jets, in particular, on McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle and Lockheed Martin 16 Fighting Falcon. At the same time, the fifth-generation Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor and F-35 Lightning II aircraft are not planning to equip them with additional protection systems, as the outboard modules increase their radar visibility, reports "Warspot"
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  1. Aaron Zawi
    Aaron Zawi 8 November 2017 15: 26 New
    +4
    At the current pace of technology development, a working prototype may well appear over the years through 10.
    1. Maz
      Maz 8 November 2017 15: 29 New
      +2
      Yes, even with the helium pumping, we’ll kill it anyway, we already have a slingshot with a tritium sight. In the meantime, you collect the prototype so we will switch to neutrinos.
      1. NIKNN
        NIKNN 8 November 2017 15: 32 New
        11
        which will not “deceive”, but destroy missiles at a safe distance, hitting them with a laser beam.

        It is necessary to supplement the missiles with a laser beam guidance system .. smile The need to highlight the target will disappear ... smile
      2. Herculesic
        Herculesic 8 November 2017 15: 39 New
        +2
        Aron - combat lasers for the US military so far are an end in themselves, and not a means of destruction! That's when your Yankees friends will fundamentally change their approach to the laser as a combat complex, then they can wait for real results!
      3. Aaron Zawi
        Aaron Zawi 8 November 2017 16: 56 New
        +5
        Quote: Maz
        Yes, even with the helium pumping, we’ll kill it anyway, we already have a slingshot with a tritium sight. In the meantime, you collect the prototype so we will switch to neutrinos.

        You in Ukraine should at least bring the old air defense in order.
        1. Polite Moose
          Polite Moose 8 November 2017 17: 29 New
          +2
          Quote: Aron Zaavi
          You in Ukraine should at least bring the old air defense in order.

          Chur, chur, chur. God forbid.
    2. just exp
      just exp 8 November 2017 15: 39 New
      +1
      What do you think, after 10 years, rocket developers will be able to develop a mirror surface and materials that do not conduct heat?
      1. Polite Moose
        Polite Moose 8 November 2017 16: 20 New
        +1
        Quote: just explo
        What do you think, after 10 years, rocket developers will be able to develop a mirror surface and materials that do not conduct heat?

        Most likely it will be so. The eternal duel of the shield and the sword.
        1. evaee
          evaee 8 November 2017 17: 02 New
          +1
          rockets will belch smoke in front of you!
          1. Polite Moose
            Polite Moose 8 November 2017 17: 14 New
            +1
            Quote: evaee
            rockets will belch smoke in front of you!

            Perhaps you are not far from the truth. Indeed, in order to destroy (withdraw from the trajectory) an attacking missile, it is necessary to precisely point a countermeasure to it. In this case, a laser. So, if we interfere with the aviation means of detecting attacking missiles in the optical and / or radio range, then we can talk about any decrease in the effectiveness of laser defense systems. Who will interfere: the rocket itself or the ground station depends on which way the design idea goes (if it does).
            1. Dembel77
              Dembel77 8 November 2017 17: 43 New
              +3
              and destroy missiles at a safe distance by hitting them with a laser beam.
              Well, well ... it’s not bad to dream, it’s bad not to dream. Very similar, by the way, to the Reagan SDI. It’s also expensive and zilch will also be ...
          2. Gml
            Gml 8 November 2017 18: 14 New
            +2
            rockets will spew out
            And grow a new head by burning the previous wassat
      2. Oleg7700
        Oleg7700 8 November 2017 19: 34 New
        +1
        Perhaps the screen saver, sending plasma clots of energy through an ionized tunnel previously pierced by a laser in the air, knows something about the physics of the process in an inhomogeneous beam, or is it “for beauty”?
    3. NEXUS
      NEXUS 8 November 2017 20: 25 New
      +3
      Quote: Aaron Zawi
      At the current pace of technology development, a working prototype may well appear over the years through 10.

      Will not appear. We both sat on the technologies of the 18-19th century, and we are sitting. I'm talking about gunpowder, bullets, and generally about small arms. With missiles, the principle is the same in essence.
      A working combat laser will appear, I think no earlier than 50-60 years. And that is not a fact.
  2. Fight
    Fight 8 November 2017 15: 30 New
    +8
    A plane on a cable from a power line will fly!
    1. Herculesic
      Herculesic 8 November 2017 15: 36 New
      +5
      Nearby will fly a plane with an atomic rector on board wassat Through a thick cable, he will transmit energy to an airplane with a laser on board.
    2. Chestnut
      Chestnut 8 November 2017 15: 42 New
      +4
      Quote: Fight
      A plane on a cable from a power line will fly!

      Given how far behind the Americans in Russia in the production and development of energy, in Russia, this statement is quite realistic.
      1. SOF
        SOF 8 November 2017 15: 55 New
        11
        Quote: Chestnut
        Quote: Fight
        A plane on a cable from a power line will fly!

        Given how far behind the Americans in Russia in the production and development of energy

        Ahhhh ... There it is. And I still think why the Americans have so many exoskeletons in the army, and it turns out because they are ahead of the whole planet in terms of energy development ...
        THANKS for the science! Low bow !!!
        hi
        1. Chestnut
          Chestnut 8 November 2017 16: 26 New
          +2
          Why do you need exo? Carry a potato?
          The prospects for an exoskeleton for a soldier are currently vague, only to increase the speed of movement and slightly increase the carrying capacity.
          For such tasks there is a technique and it is much more effective.
          1. SOF
            SOF 8 November 2017 17: 23 New
            +2
            Quote: Chestnut
            Why do you need exo? Carry a potato ?.

            ... not potatoes. Accumulator or internal combustion engine for excycling hydraulics.
            Well, I’m saying that, in view of the sky-high capabilities of the Americans in energy, they are already fighting all the exes ...
      2. NEXUS
        NEXUS 8 November 2017 20: 30 New
        +5
        Quote: Chestnut
        Given how far behind the Americans in Russia in the production and development of energy, in Russia, this statement is quite realistic.

        And from this place can be more? What are we behind there? It is especially interesting why the Russian Federation is building nuclear power plants around the world with its backwardness.
        1. ZVO
          ZVO 8 November 2017 21: 00 New
          +2
          Quote: NEXUS
          It is especially interesting why the Russian Federation is building nuclear power plants around the world with its backwardness.


          Our reactors in the world are 3 times smaller than those of Westinghouse.
          They build it only because the entire construction cycle is for their money.
          That the first penny in return will go only six months after the start of commercial operation. And will it go 30 years? And if, taking into account the heat of construction, then the final payment period is 40 years.
          And all the construction work will be done by local companies with our money.

          Can you imagine what gifts we are giving out?
          Westinghouse prepays.
          1. LiSiCyn
            LiSiCyn 9 November 2017 00: 57 New
            +2
            So Westinghouse, Khan ... Bankrupt ..
        2. Chestnut
          Chestnut 9 November 2017 02: 06 New
          0
          Quote: NEXUS
          Quote: Chestnut
          Given how far behind the Americans in Russia in the production and development of energy, in Russia, this statement is quite realistic.

          And from this place can be more? What are we behind there? It is especially interesting why the Russian Federation is building nuclear power plants around the world with its backwardness.

          And what about the nuclear power plant?
          Energy sources are batteries, accumulators, etc.
          1. bk316
            bk316 9 November 2017 18: 34 New
            +3
            Energy sources are batteries, accumulators, etc.

            Ah, the laser will be on batteries! Like Tesla for 18600 .... Here, of course, the SGA is ahead of the rest to buy 100500 batteries from the Chinese and scoop them up in a bunch, this is progress!
            1. rocket757
              rocket757 9 November 2017 18: 48 New
              +3
              With Ilon, who is Musk, it turns out fun, however!
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  4. iliitchitch
    iliitchitch 8 November 2017 15: 33 New
    +3
    Something is not enough money - 36 and 29 million. This is for boys only for beer. If so inexpensive, why are Texas psychos still without blasters?
    1. just exp
      just exp 8 November 2017 15: 40 New
      +3
      this is only a deposit.
      as a matter of fact, this is only R&D; R&D will have additional financing after the customer determines the choice of supplier.
      1. Zhelezyakin
        Zhelezyakin 8 November 2017 15: 45 New
        +5
        The article says that the work should end with a product demonstrator. I do not think that this is research.
        1. just exp
          just exp 8 November 2017 16: 26 New
          +1
          most likely a technology demonstrator that will show how everything works.
          for a fully developed product, the price is not enough.
          all the contracts for the development of combat lasers (although there was significantly more power for the projects, but judging by all these projects ended with the knocking down of NURSs and light UAVs, which in fact do not differ much in the requirements for destroying missile defense and missile defense, even more than these NURSs and UAVs, where the mass is sometimes more than a ton with long-range missiles) cost more than a lard.
          1. Zhelezyakin
            Zhelezyakin 8 November 2017 16: 30 New
            +4
            I can’t say anything for the price (((When our office had an order for a technology demonstrator, as part of the product, we demonstrated the working capacity of the Turbine Shovel. Although amers may have other requirements for technology demonstrators and the conditions for their acceptance ...
      2. Zefr
        Zefr 9 November 2017 18: 54 New
        0
        Until 2021, it seems, 4 years.
        How much will be spent on laboratory assistants, testing and prototype manufacturing? Let's say. half. We take the remaining for 20 million.
        If the main specialist receives, say, 200 thousand greens per year, but for 4 years, then for one 800000. And in all, no more than 30 people. That is, really, 5-6 people, the rest are experts involved.
        Well, I don’t know, maybe they can handle it.
  5. Livonetc
    Livonetc 8 November 2017 15: 33 New
    +3
    And the photon engine is just around the corner.
    And there is a prototype for a long time.
    The truth was moving slower than the turtle in the glass tube, but nothing.
    Distracting from the topic.
    At a meeting with a serious customer, we are sitting talking.
    The customer announced the science fiction Wishlist.
    For our part, the seller, a former employee of IBM.
    - In our age of development of science and technology, nothing is impossible!
    It was necessary to kick a bastard with a foot under the table.
    But the times are not the same.
    Today, nobody but me will feed the loot and the family at the forefront.
    I restrained myself ...
  6. Herculesic
    Herculesic 8 November 2017 15: 34 New
    0
    First you need to at least create a prototype laser capable of working on high-speed air targets! In the meantime, these are just empty promises, or self-PR at best.
    1. lance
      lance 8 November 2017 15: 38 New
      0
      i.e? on the su-57 already tested.
  7. Whaler
    Whaler 8 November 2017 15: 36 New
    +3
    26 million dead presidents ... for the "combat" aviation laser ... at the rates of Amer MIC ?? !! This is only for a couple of non-flying layouts and three 3D videos bully
  8. Zhelezyakin
    Zhelezyakin 8 November 2017 15: 37 New
    +4
    Very interesting topic. How to enter a fairly energy-intensive system that requires both powerful sources of energy, and which takes up quite a lot of free space in the glider of a combat aircraft, fighter ?! This is not a laser pointer though. It would be interesting to see the result.
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 8 November 2017 15: 46 New
      +6
      "occupying a lot of free space in the glider of a combat aircraft, fighter" ////

      They design a hanging container. Such containers with laser and SLA already exist.
      for military transporters and passenger liners. In Israel, mass-produced
      and successfully sold in the foreign market.
      Americans are going to increase the power of the laser with the same or smaller container sizes.
      1. Zhelezyakin
        Zhelezyakin 8 November 2017 15: 48 New
        +4
        Anyway, there is still the question of the power of this devil-typewriter)))
        1. voyaka uh
          voyaka uh 8 November 2017 15: 51 New
          +3
          You can borrow a little power from the engine of the aircraft itself.
          For example: give a bit of an afterburner (or without it) - charge a super-capacitor for a laser.
          1. Zhelezyakin
            Zhelezyakin 8 November 2017 16: 14 New
            +4
            Fast and the Furious does not affect the power of a jet engine. This is only an extra traction. And the selection of additional power from the shaft will be a rather long and problematic process. There are already consumers, more than enough. If only on earth to do this ... Then a limited number of volleys. In general, I am interested in this question as an engineer. There is something to smash his head about ...
            1. voyaka uh
              voyaka uh 8 November 2017 16: 23 New
              +3
              The temptation to concoct such a defense-offensive laser
              very great. Fighter "spitting" with a laser at flying
              missiles BB, flies itself a kind of "with sloth." And quietly extinguishes enemy aircraft.
              It’s far from necessary to shoot a laser: a few hundred meters. Therefore, the power
              special is not needed. 50-100 KV will burn the head of the rocket guaranteed.
              1. Kerensky
                Kerensky 8 November 2017 16: 53 New
                0
                Therefore, the power
                special is not needed. 50-100 KV will burn the head of the rocket guaranteed.

                It seems to me that this requires some time (albeit minimal) to keep the beam at one point. And here everything is shaking: a plane, a rocket ...
                That is, the greater the power, the shorter the required exposure time.
                1. opus
                  opus 8 November 2017 17: 37 New
                  0
                  Quote: Kerensky
                  It seems to me that this requires some time (albeit minimal) to keep the beam at one point. And here everything is shaking: a plane, a rocket ...

                  poor fellow pilots and pilots.
                  They somehow never know about the "shaking" using LSCU
                  Air-to-ground guided missiles of the X-29L family (USSR)


                  24H1 X-29L laser homing head


                  And the plane (carrier / platform) flies and the rocket and everything shakes ""

                  A transparent section is provided in the head end of the fairing, through which the seeker monitors the spot of the laser illumination. In order to simplify the design and reduce the cost of production, X-29L received a semi-active laser seeker of the 24Н1 type, developed by the Geofizika CDB under the direction of D.M. Khorola for the X-25 rocket. To carry out the attack, the carrier aircraft or ground gunner had to highlight the selected target with a laser beam. The homing head in such a case should detect the light reflected by the target and direct the missile using the proportional approach method.


                  well, or laser beam-rider guidance (on the “cornet” is the same)
                  1. Kerensky
                    Kerensky 8 November 2017 17: 55 New
                    0
                    They somehow never know about the "shaking" using LSCU

                    This is a little bit wrong. The brand does not have to be at one point, as long as it does not go beyond the target. But to "burn through" it takes time ...
            2. opus
              opus 8 November 2017 17: 32 New
              +1
              Quote: Zhelezyakin
              Fast and the Furious on the power of a jet engine does not affect.

              wassat
              “power” for WFD is a concept ... crooked.
              but if hottsa
              N (average, in horses essno) = V (cruising speed in m / s) * P (engine thrust, kgf) * 9,8 / 735
              The power of the gas turbine engine Ne = Gv / Nud depends on the second air consumption Gv and the specific power Nud (with Gv = 1 kg / s)

              T.ch.
              Quote: Zhelezyakin
              jet engine power
              still depends on thrust (afterburner or afterburner)
              MIG-25
              3000 km / h maximum, 2 × 11200kgs during afterburner
              power: 2x124 thousands of horsepower.
              on takeoff:
              360 km / h 2 × 11200 kgf
              power: 2x15 thousand l / s


              Quote: voyaka uh
              For example: give a bit of an afterburner (or without it) - charge a super-capacitor for a laser.

              Fast and Furious "no need to give."
              IDG power - (integrated-drive generators), which are installed on the drive box of each engine and are rotated from the high-pressure turbine shaft ... DO NOT DEPEND on boosting


              Quote: Zhelezyakin
              Anyway, there is still the question of the power of this devil-typewriter)))

              The power of each IDG is 30kVA, their 2.

              As an example of a tiny and not combat Bombardier CRJ200


              if it is so stressful with "lepstirielchem" used
              1. ADG is an air driven generator, a turbine that spins by the oncoming airflow.


              Available manually or automatically. On the same shaft as the turbine there is a generator, which gives us 15kVA alternating three-phase current 115V 400Hz.
              2. If "not enough will."
              That APU.
              APU C-160 in the chassis holsier

              APU A380

              or at TU-134

              T.ch. Do not worry much.
              Freedom of Healing
              1. Zhelezyakin
                Zhelezyakin 9 November 2017 12: 13 New
                +3
                Dear opus!
                Let's clarify ...
                Quote: opus
                “power” for WFD is a concept ... crooked.

                My "cant", meaning the power removed from the shaft, because the generator is on the box of units. I think, with this remark, everything falls into place and there is no need to further break the spears?
                Quote: opus
                IDG power - (integrated-drive generators), which are installed on the drive box of each engine and are rotated from the high-pressure turbine shaft ... DO NOT DEPEND on boosting

                Thank you for supporting my point of view. Only it is unlikely that there you will find a FREE cradle, it is painfully a lot of on-board electronics stuffed on a plane. That is, they need to be changed to more productive ones, and this will require a new alignment of the engine with the aircraft and change operating modes.
                Quote: opus
                1. ADG is an air driven generator, a turbine that spins by the oncoming airflow.

                It is an acceptable option, especially if the laser will be placed in containers on the pylons of the external suspension.
                Quote: opus
                2. If "not enough will."
                That APU.

                But APU, in my opinion, may come up. For example, the GTDE-117-1 on the SU-27 (nevertheless closer to the F-15 in all respects than the A380 or Tushka) ... In our aviation, they serve to power the aircraft’s on-board network in the parking lot (if there is no airfield power) and for starting engines. The rest of the time they are "rolled" without much benefit.
                PS
                Quote: opus
                N (average, in horses essno) = V (cruising speed in m / s) * P (engine thrust, kgf)

                GTE power has long been measured in kW and thrust in N.
            3. Ncplc
              Ncplc 8 November 2017 18: 10 New
              0
              “Zhelezyaki“ ´Forsage does not influence the power of a jet engine. ´Strange post for the engineer! It turns out that power does not affect traction in any way - famously especially for an engineer)))))
              1. Zhelezyakin
                Zhelezyakin 9 November 2017 10: 29 New
                +3
                And what is strange to you? Power is removed from the shaft (if we are talking about the generator on the unit box). And the afterburner is located behind the turbine and its inclusion in no way can affect the operation of the main gas generator, unless the self-propelled gun will change the fuel supply in the main combustion chamber for general coordination of the engine. Learn the mat / part before pointing out your opponent’s ignorance or ignorance.
              2. Zhelezyakin
                Zhelezyakin 9 November 2017 11: 43 New
                +3
                By the way, I didn’t write that
                Quote: Ncplc
                power does not affect traction

                Be careful
            4. Polite Moose
              Polite Moose 8 November 2017 18: 13 New
              +1
              Quote: Zhelezyakin
              In general, I am interested in this question as an engineer.

              Most likely, one cannot do without power take-off. But this thing is unlikely to work in continuous radiation mode. Powerful short impulse. Question: how much time will be allowed to recharge. Assume also that bullet queues are not required. How many Z-B or B-V missiles are fired to destroy one target? 1-2 right? It turns out that in order to fight back you need to quickly produce 2-4 "shots". To do this, suspension containers with charging capacities or current generators can be taken to help the onboard generator. Because of this, of course, if it is possible to run into the enemy’s air defense or IA, one will have to sacrifice part of the BC.
              PS I’m also interested.
              1. Zhelezyakin
                Zhelezyakin 9 November 2017 10: 37 New
                +4
                I agree, only one "but." The on-board systems ALREADY take power from the engines by means of a generator (and sometimes the APU), and modern aircraft have a fairly large on-board navigation system, and other electronics in bulk. I mean, most likely you won’t take anything extra from the generator, or you need another generator. In this case, the whole ideology of using the aircraft-engine complex is changing ...
                1. Polite Moose
                  Polite Moose 9 November 2017 10: 57 New
                  0
                  Well, on-board generators have some power reserve. We will have to increase it or at the moment of operation of this laser system to turn off consumers that are secondary to this situation.
  9. Gml
    Gml 8 November 2017 15: 43 New
    +1
    I look forward to: dust, smoke, rain and mirrors with foil, where would it be without them.
    Odyn already.
    1. SOF
      SOF 8 November 2017 15: 56 New
      +1
      ... more snow. They forgot the snow ...
      1. Gml
        Gml 8 November 2017 17: 26 New
        +1
        They forgot the snow ...
        Well, thank you. How am I request repeat probably the memory was beaten off by a reb, but at the same time about physics, which has laws and it is the same
  10. Altona
    Altona 8 November 2017 15: 53 New
    0
    Quote: Aron Zaavi
    At the current pace of technology development, a working prototype may well appear over the years through 10.

    ------------------------------
    Probably there is already a prototype or it can be built at least tomorrow, the question is rather in reliable, powerful and long-playing power sources.
  11. rocket757
    rocket757 8 November 2017 16: 08 New
    +4
    Hyperboloid .... we can then and if we do not dust the whole atmosphere of the planet !!!
    They’ll spend the little thing now ... let him. For every zhzhzh with a tricky thread there is a bolt !!!
  12. APASUS
    APASUS 8 November 2017 17: 56 New
    +1
    Here they are bitten on lasers! They created a source of energy, finished miniaturization, increased power, modeled a guidance system on a moving base and entered into the control system.
    When this system is ready, the F-16 will be taken out
  13. Settlement Oparyshev
    Settlement Oparyshev 8 November 2017 18: 05 New
    +1
    Why burn a rocket? Burned her head guidance and let him fly wherever he wants.
  14. standan
    standan 8 November 2017 20: 33 New
    +1
    Quote: Chestnut
    Quote: Fight
    A plane on a cable from a power line will fly!

    Given how far behind the Americans in Russia in the production and development of energy, in Russia, this statement is quite realistic.

    From this moment in more detail, please. What are we behind?
  15. standan
    standan 8 November 2017 20: 38 New
    +1
    Quote: voyaka uh
    The temptation to concoct such a defense-offensive laser
    very great. Fighter "spitting" with a laser at flying
    missiles BB, flies itself a kind of "with sloth." And quietly extinguishes enemy aircraft.
    It’s far from necessary to shoot a laser: a few hundred meters. Therefore, the power
    special is not needed. 50-100 KV will burn the head of the rocket guaranteed.

    From what distance? The magnitude of the pulse duration?
  16. standan
    standan 8 November 2017 21: 00 New
    0
    The combat laser was tested on an IL-76MD aircraft with a Soviet-86879 tail number (otherwise it was called IL-76LL with BL - a flying IL-76 laboratory with a combat laser). This aircraft looked original. To power the laser and related equipment, two AI-24BT turbo-generators with a power of 2.1 MW were installed on the sides of the nose. Instead of a standard weather radar on the nose, a huge bulbous fairing was installed on a special adapter, to which a smaller oblong fairing was attached below. Obviously, there was an antenna of the aiming system, which was spinning in all directions, catching the target.

    Originally it was decided to place the laser gun: in order not to spoil the aerodynamics of the aircraft with another fairing, the gun was made retractable. The top of the fuselage between the wing and the keel was cut out and replaced with huge flaps consisting of several segments. They were removed inside the fuselage, and then climbed turret with a cannon. Behind the wing there were fairings with a profile similar to that of a wing protruding beyond the contour of the fuselage. The cargo ramp was maintained, but the cargo hatch doors were removed, and the hatch was sewn with metal.

    The completion of the aircraft was performed by the Tagonrog Aviation Research and Development Complex (TANTK) to them. GM Beriev and Taganrog Machine-Building Plant. George Dimitrov.
  17. Eurodav
    Eurodav 9 November 2017 04: 11 New
    0
    Quote: Chestnut
    Quote: Fight
    A plane on a cable from a power line will fly!

    Given how far behind the Americans in Russia in the production and development of energy, in Russia, this statement is quite realistic.

    What is behind? In more detail ... What is real for the Russians, then the German is kirdyk, you do not forget!
  18. Eurodav
    Eurodav 9 November 2017 04: 17 New
    0
    Quote: APASUS
    Here they are bitten on lasers! They created a source of energy, finished miniaturization, increased power, modeled a guidance system on a moving base and entered into the control system.
    When this system is ready, the F-16 will be taken out

    Well, they have achievements, now it’s scarce, so they throw themselves to the extreme! Moreover, the influence of Hollywood is huge! Well, how beautiful it is, a plane flies with a laser on missiles - tuna, tuna !!! It’s easier for them to promote this idea in Congress, as congressmen are also Hollywood action movies ... And McCain has reviewed it several times! Everyone cried, if he had lasers, figs, he would become a Vietnamese Masha!
    1. rocket757
      rocket757 9 November 2017 18: 46 New
      +3
      But what’s wrong? We have engineer hyperboloid Garrin ... they have Star Wars episode # ***.
      Cool films however, old of course, the spirit of romance and something unknown!