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German corvettes plan to arm with laser weapons

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German corvettes of the K130 project of the Braunschweig type in the near future may receive a laser weapon. According to Naval News, Germany intends to create laser systems for the Navy, intended primarily for the destruction of drones.


German corvettes plan to arm with laser weapons


German companies Rheinmetall and MBDA Deutschland concluded an agreement under which they announced the development and creation of laser combat systems. Supposed to. that in the near future a model of the complex will be created to demonstrate the capabilities of such a system and its further integration into the armament of German corvettes. First of all, companies see the laser as a promising means of fighting enemy drones, which allows them to hit aircraft without spending on them anti-aircraft missiles or ammunition.

At present, no details of the future development are reported, however, the companies will be ready to publish them when the Ministry of Defense and the Navy of Germany formulate requirements for a combat laser system.

We plan to work closely together to use the combat potential of laser systems in the interests of our Armed Forces. Lasers open up new tactical possibilities on land, at sea and in the air. We will begin to promote these technologies together with German fleet

said Rheinmetall Managing Director Werner Kramer.

To date, the German Navy has five K130 Braunschweig-type corvettes; five more should enter the fleet before the 2025.
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  1. rocket757
    rocket757 9 August 2019 10: 41
    -1
    They will probably be able to have a beautiful illumination, arrange a laser show !!! malas!
    1. Same lech
      Same lech 9 August 2019 10: 48
      0
      They will probably be able to have a beautiful illumination, arrange a laser show !!! malas!

      With a laser, you can also damage the retina of soldiers’s eyes by pointing it at their position ... a dangerous thing.
      If in the future the issue of the energy supply of lasers is decided, then the laser will become a real combat weapon.
      1. Avior
        Avior 9 August 2019 10: 58
        0
        This is the easiest way to solve this problem for a ship laser.
      2. rocket757
        rocket757 9 August 2019 10: 59
        +1
        Laser and metal cut, on an industrial scale.
        There are, as always, many questions that have not been completely resolved ....... therefore, so far the laser show!
    2. Siberia 75
      Siberia 75 9 August 2019 11: 19
      +6
      In Germany, a scandal broke out due to the material and technical condition of the Bundeswehr. It turned out that the German military at the NATO exercises, instead of machine guns, were forced to attach broomstick handles to armored vehicles.

      Did you cope with the delivery of machine guns?
      MG 42 was not bad
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 9 August 2019 11: 23
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        Quote: Siberia 75
        Did you cope with the delivery of machine guns?
        MG 42 was not bad

        there were a sufficient number of them, moreover, a single one with appropriate security.
        1. Sanichsan
          Sanichsan 9 August 2019 13: 42
          +1
          Quote: rocket757
          there were enough of them

          Duc is. they are taken, because they cannot afford another.
          Quote: rocket757
          besides uniform with the corresponding maintenance.

          slightly not uniform ... NATO standard 7,62 × 51 mm, MG42 7,92 × 57 mm.
          1. rocket757
            rocket757 9 August 2019 13: 57
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            Quote: SanichSan
            slightly not uniform ... NATO standard 7,62 × 51 mm, MG42 7,92 × 57 mm.

            So about the conversation that was during the Second World War ... now is another matter.
            1. Sanichsan
              Sanichsan 9 August 2019 14: 05
              +1
              Well, where to go then? with a lack of funds and MG42 a single machine gun for the Bundeswehr laughing
              so you look soon they will switch to the PKK wink oto, it seems to me that, 11 kilos to drag, will not take root in the German tolerant army ...
    3. Dagon
      Dagon 12 August 2019 10: 35
      +1
      Only mini- and micro-class drones will be able to shoot down with a laser, if they do it. As you know, ships go far, but "small things" fly a short distance, so the question is, is it worth it to pump millions of euros into an incomprehensible laser ...
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 12 August 2019 10: 41
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        Quote: Dagon
        that’s the question of whether it’s worth pumping millions of euros into an incomprehensible laser ...

        The laser can become a real weapon, but if the research, revision is stopped, you can be late!
        A surefire way to justify not small expenses is to devote the topic to the military commissar .... it always has been.
  2. Mouse
    Mouse 9 August 2019 11: 03
    +2
    as everyone knows, "in the near future they can get a laser weapon." is an extensible concept ... also, "requirements for a combat laser system" have not been formed, but they are already going to arm ...
    1. Sky strike fighter
      Sky strike fighter 9 August 2019 11: 48
      +1
      German corvettes of the K130 project of the "Braunschweig" type are armed with the RBS15 Mk3 missile, the RIM missile defense system. There is a lot of interesting things. A detailed review of the project K130 corvettes of the "Braunschweig" type.
      Link.
      https://invoen.ru/vms/novije-korveti-k130-bundeswera/
      1. Mouse
        Mouse 9 August 2019 12: 06
        -1
        it’s clear about corvettes ... only I expressed my thought about laser weapons ... hi
  3. Vladimir Nizhegorodsky
    Vladimir Nizhegorodsky 9 August 2019 11: 04
    -4
    And we have "PERESVET".
    And probably a lot of interesting things are hidden.
    We must not brag, but do and apply.
    In the meantime, Germany has a laser show. :)))
  4. Shuttle
    Shuttle 9 August 2019 11: 08
    0
    Eeeh .... slowly but surely we are moving towards pi-piu-battles. So far, only with low and close flying drones in good weather.
  5. Svetlana
    Svetlana 9 August 2019 11: 21
    -2
    German corvettes of the project K130 type "Braunschw"еyr "

    There is no such letter in this word. There is a letter а... "Braunschwаyr "Well, either write in Latin, as you did by mentioning the company and the news agency.
    ..
    PS: Sorry, but it hurts the eye.
  6. Rwmos
    Rwmos 9 August 2019 11: 44
    -1
    First of all, are those corvettes with destroyers that recollected sideways? First, put them on an even keel, sculpts!
    Secondly, the fleet was not dry, they couldn’t knock down microcopters, even if a drone flies up, it’s strategic, heavy, and it’s not a sin to spend on such a rocket.
    Thirdly, the sea, if not strange, is also not drying nichrome, by default there are an order of magnitude more interference with the laser - water around, splashes, suspension, evaporation ... Efficiency is at least less
  7. Wizard_57
    Wizard_57 9 August 2019 12: 04
    +2
    Quote: Svetlana
    There is a letter a. "Braunschweig"

    That's really what cuts, then your "a".
    All of our naval literature has always used the "Braunschweig". I think it will always be used, see for example "Braunschweig-class battleships".
    This is not a question of pronunciation in German.
    1. Svetlana
      Svetlana 9 August 2019 13: 55
      0
      Well, it means that the first to be ignorant was the one who wrote this word in writing.
  8. Wizard_57
    Wizard_57 9 August 2019 14: 59
    0
    Quote: Svetlana
    turned out to be the ignoramus who first mentioned this word in writing

    Digging deep. belay Isn't it time to take a swing, you know, at the genealogy of the Romanovs' house, there are the offspring of Anton-Ulrich, Prince of Braunschweig-Bevern-Luneburg, like John VI Antonovich, the heir to the Russian throne ... And everywhere, even in those distant years "Braunschweig "wrote, that's how.
  9. Prisoner
    Prisoner 10 August 2019 18: 24
    0
    If the Chinese do not stop delivering laser pointers to US allies, then the Germans probably have a chance