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US Army intends to arm with a microwave gun

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The U.S. Department of Defense intends to get into service systems based on microwave radiation to combat drones. As part of this program, Raytheon Co. Missile Systems received a Pentagon contract for a prototype high-power microwave gun for the U.S. Air Force. This was reported on the website of the US Department of Defense.


US Army intends to arm with a microwave gun


Raytheon Co. Corporation Missile Systems has entered into a contract with the US Department of Defense for the supply of a prototype electromagnetic gun Phaser. Reportedly testing a new electromagnetic weapons will be held outside the continental United States, and, according to preliminary estimates, will take at least 12 months. The deadline for completing the tests is 20 December next year. Based on the test results, the US Army will decide on the future prospects of this development and its adoption.

Raytheon began developing the Phaser electromagnetic gun in the 2013 year and was shown to the public in the 2016 microwave gun. After that, information about the company's new development disappears from open sources for almost three years to appear in the form of an order for a prototype for testing.

The electromagnetic complex itself is a stationary radar and an electromagnetic emitter that can be installed on land and offshore platforms. The complex is designed to destroy small drones of the 1 and 2 categories. The 1 category includes drones weighing up to 9 kg, capable of flying at altitudes up to 365 m and speeds up to 180 km / h, and the second includes drones weighing from 9 to 25 kg, capable of flying at altitudes up to 1000 m.

Russia is also working on the use of electromagnetic radiation for military purposes. If we talk about unclassified developments, then this is the non-lethal electronic gun Zala Aero REX-01, designed to combat drones, the machine for remote clearance (MDM) 15М107 "Foliage" and much more. According to military experts, Russia is ahead of the United States on this topic, but does not extend about its new developments, since most of the information on them is not intended for open media.
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  1. Thrifty
    Thrifty 26 September 2019 15: 56
    +3
    This is the best option - do not give the media any information whatsoever.
  2. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 26 September 2019 15: 58
    +3
    Well, what are they bragging about? Are you already there or still in trials? Aren't they afraid of the ammunition that goes into the emitter itself (like "Shrikes")?
    1. Lopatov
      Lopatov 26 September 2019 20: 54
      +1
      Quote: Mountain Shooter
      Aren't they afraid of the ammunition that goes into the emitter itself (like "Shrikes")?

      No, his brains will burn out much earlier than he reaches the target.

      By the way, our "Knapsack-E" was demonstrated even at international exhibitions. As a poster ...
      But "Foliage" does exist.
  3. Lord of the Sith
    Lord of the Sith 26 September 2019 16: 02
    +4
    US Army intends to arm with a microwave gun


    Microwave))
    This is to burgers and pizza to warm up and grunt at stake))
    1. den3080
      den3080 26 September 2019 19: 39
      +2
      Quote: Lord of the Sith
      US Army intends to arm with a microwave gun


      Microwave))
      This is to burgers and pizza to warm up and grunt at stake))

      It doesn’t work that way. Another idea: a flock of ducks flies, and they are from a microwave gun - grilled ducks are already flying to the ground. Pack and eat. Spices to taste.
    2. Dagon
      Dagon 27 September 2019 10: 07
      0
      shines, but does not warm ...
  4. KVU-NSVD
    KVU-NSVD 26 September 2019 16: 23
    0
    Well, in general, there’s nothing new, everyone is looking for ways to combat UAVs, and ways to combat their massive and well-organized attack, where traditional rocket-cannon techniques seem increasingly costly and therefore ineffective. Another thing is that the development of drones does not stand still ... A shield with a sword has been fighting for thousands of years ..
  5. Bshkaus
    Bshkaus 26 September 2019 16: 27
    -1
    And why only against drones?
    I even try to leave the kitchen when the microwave is working, let alone come and look even through the "shielded" window, what is there, and how - thank you. How can I imagine that the cerebral fluid will begin to heat up at least partially ...
    And what’s wrong with that - I'm afraid of microwaves and snakes, I have nothing to be ashamed of.
    1. KCA
      KCA 26 September 2019 16: 59
      +1
      Isn't the cactus near the computer?
      1. Lopatov
        Lopatov 26 September 2019 20: 56
        +2
        Quote: KCA
        Isn't the cactus near the computer?

        Strictly speaking, this is not a reason for jokes. Crooked-handed pickers may well make a microwave oven dangerous
        1. Mountain shooter
          Mountain shooter 26 September 2019 21: 48
          +1
          Check neonkoy. If it does not glow, do not be afraid for the brain. Man is a strong creature tongue
        2. Vol4ara
          Vol4ara 26 September 2019 22: 02
          0
          Quote: Spade
          Quote: KCA
          Isn't the cactus near the computer?

          Strictly speaking, this is not a reason for jokes. Crooked-handed pickers may well make a microwave oven dangerous

          The depth of penetration is 1-2 cm, it will not reach the brain
  6. HAM
    HAM 26 September 2019 16: 35
    +1
    That’s the answer, how to deal with a swarm of drones, will roll like mosquitoes ... recourse
  7. Azazelo
    Azazelo 26 September 2019 16: 46
    +4
    have everyone forgotten about the fused physiognomy of the operators of these microwave guns?
    1. Nikolay87
      Nikolay87 26 September 2019 16: 55
      +1
      Quote: Azazelo
      have everyone forgotten about the fused physiognomy of the operators of these microwave guns?


      Yes, yes, I also remembered right away. After Iraq arrived, drooling.
      1. Vol4ara
        Vol4ara 26 September 2019 22: 03
        -1
        Quote: Nikolay87
        Quote: Azazelo
        have everyone forgotten about the fused physiognomy of the operators of these microwave guns?


        Yes, yes, I also remembered right away. After Iraq arrived, drooling.

        Give a link please
        1. Nikolay87
          Nikolay87 26 September 2019 22: 15
          +1
          Quote: Vol4ara
          Quote: Nikolay87
          Quote: Azazelo
          have everyone forgotten about the fused physiognomy of the operators of these microwave guns?


          Yes, yes, I also remembered right away. After Iraq arrived, drooling.

          Give a link please

          This is what I found offhand, I watched another video, there they took an interview from the families of the Marines of the victims. Disabled roofing felts, maybe somewhere else .... long ago

          Link to the video (for some reason it does not fit into the comment)
          https://ok.ru/video/12227775066
  8. Klingon
    Klingon 26 September 2019 18: 14
    +2
    I liked the name - Phaser! the next type of weapons on other physical principles will be the proton (beam) gun. and it will be called Disruptor laughing - Star Trek is becoming a reality however bully
  9. Sapsan136
    Sapsan136 27 September 2019 17: 08
    -1
    They were already arming themselves, and the American military that controlled them suffered from their actions.