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The Pentagon was told when they experienced a high-altitude combat laser.

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The US military is ready to conduct tests at high altitude combat laser mounted on an unmanned aerial vehicle, after its power is increased, reports TASS report from the director of operations of the ABM Agency Gary Pennett.


The Pentagon was told when they experienced a high-altitude combat laser.


This complex is designed to destroy enemy missiles.

When we succeed in increasing our laser power, we can consider using a high-altitude platform for testing,
said pennett at the briefing.

At the same time, he stressed that the high-altitude drone specifically for these purposes will not be created.

Recall that in the year 2017, the Pentagon allocated to Lockheed Martin and General Atomics 18,3 millions of dollars to develop a demonstration aircraft equipped with a low-power laser that must shoot down enemy ballistic missiles. A prospective UAV must be able to fly at an altitude of about 20 kilometers, where the air contains the minimum amount of impurities that can reduce the power of the laser.
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  1. Father of a Soldier
    Father of a Soldier 13 February 2018 12: 58
    +1
    They were late, engineer Garin had already tested such a laser 70 years ago.
    1. 210ox
      210ox 13 February 2018 13: 02
      +1
      I think the weather is waiting ...
    2. 210ox
      210ox 13 February 2018 13: 10
      +1
      Yes, maybe already ...
      Quote: Father of a soldier
      They were late, engineer Garin had already tested such a laser 70 years ago.
  2. KVU-NSVD
    KVU-NSVD 13 February 2018 13: 00
    +5
    When we succeed in increasing our laser power, we can consider using a high-altitude platform for testing,
    First, increase ... and the power plant corresponding to the drone's payload ... and even I can fasten the laser pointer to the device
    1. Berber
      Berber 13 February 2018 13: 10
      +1
      They are pulling us into the next race, but we are not being fought. The main thing is that nothing changes, even the “wunderwaffles” are the same.
  3. Egorovich
    Egorovich 13 February 2018 13: 01
    +4
    If my grandmother had ... she would be a grandfather! Something like a mattress and with a laser to destroy missiles. yes They burst about it hourly, and things are still there.
    1. bouncyhunter
      bouncyhunter 13 February 2018 13: 13
      +3
      That's when they test - then we will discuss. And then everyone shares the skin of an unkilled bear, striped trepachki. lol
      1. cniza
        cniza 13 February 2018 13: 31
        +1
        Someone who believes in fairy tales, though they are not good at them.
        1. bouncyhunter
          bouncyhunter 13 February 2018 13: 35
          +3
          Quote: cniza
          Someone who believes in fairy tales

          Taxpayers behind a puddle hawl for a sweet soul.
          1. cniza
            cniza 13 February 2018 15: 22
            +1
            For them, they write these tales.
  4. Sergey39
    Sergey39 13 February 2018 13: 03
    0
    It remains to add a nuclear reactor to the drone and put it into orbit
  5. rodus
    rodus 13 February 2018 13: 04
    0


    when, when, .. when they finish smoking the grass and sit in the toilet wassat
  6. Hariton laptev
    Hariton laptev 13 February 2018 13: 16
    0
    It is clear that all this is from the realm of fantasy and why it is all done if it weren’t for one, but rather a lot of them, 1 even if all these works and they fail, it’s still a movement of science and industry in front, the creation of new technologies on the basis of which even more advanced technology will be created, 2 There is a saying that if you suffer for a long time something will turn out and it’s not a fact that it will be a bunch of g ... on, 3 Even if this is a fake throw-it will still make us distract from really important and urgent matters.
    1. Piramidon
      Piramidon 13 February 2018 13: 53
      +1
      I remember, even in the days of the promotion of SOI, the Yankees also muttered something at the expense of lasers in orbit. Even then, our scientists proposed covering the rockets with a reflective composition and giving them, in dangerous sections of the trajectory, rotation around the longitudinal axis to prevent the laser beam from focusing at one point.
  7. seregatara1969
    seregatara1969 13 February 2018 13: 19
    0
    minimum amount of impurities that can reduce laser power

    which can reduce laser power or already reduce? or reduce efficiency when the beam passes through the air?
  8. Bronevick
    Bronevick 13 February 2018 14: 58
    +1
    This is a laser pointer, they will show with a laser where to bomb planes?
    1. Thunderbolt
      Thunderbolt 13 February 2018 18: 40
      0
      No, she will bring down rockets
      Gary Pennett, Director of Operations for the ABM Agency:
      This complex is designed to destroy enemy missiles.
  9. KonoGon
    KonoGon 13 February 2018 17: 26
    0
    But what about dirt, dust, smoke. mirrors and most importantly - silver foil?
    What happened to the laws of physics that only in Russia know?
    And nobody about drank a word for some reason.