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, designed primarily to destroy 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. -1
      August 9 2019
      They will probably be able to have a beautiful illumination, arrange a laser show !!! malas!
      1. 0
        August 9 2019
        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. 0
          August 9 2019
          This is the easiest way to solve this problem for a ship laser.
        2. +1
          August 9 2019
          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. +6
        August 9 2019
        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. 0
          August 9 2019
          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. +1
            August 9 2019
            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. 0
              August 9 2019
              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. +1
                August 9 2019
                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. +1
        August 12 2019
        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. 0
          August 12 2019
          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. +2
      August 9 2019
      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. +1
        August 9 2019
        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. -1
          August 9 2019
          it’s clear about corvettes ... only I expressed my thought about laser weapons ... hi
    3. -4
      August 9 2019
      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. 0
      August 9 2019
      Eeeh .... slowly but surely we are moving towards pi-piu-battles. So far, only with low and close flying drones in good weather.
    5. -2
      August 9 2019
      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. -1
      August 9 2019
      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. +2
      August 9 2019
      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. 0
        August 9 2019
        Well, it means that the first to be ignorant was the one who wrote this word in writing.
    8. 0
      August 9 2019
      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. 0
      August 10 2019
      If the Chinese do not stop delivering laser pointers to US allies, then the Germans probably have a chance

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