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The US Air Force received the first combat laser based on the buggy MRZR

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The U.S. Air Force received the first MRZR buggy with a combat laser installed on it, the main purpose of which is to defeat small drones. As transmits "NPlus1" With reference to the message of the manufacturing company Raytheon, the complex will be placed at one of the American bases abroad, where the trial operation will take place.


The US Air Force received the first combat laser based on the buggy MRZR


Raytheon handed over to the US Air Force the first combat laser mounted on the Polaris MRZR buggy chassis. According to the plans of the company, the complex. which will be placed at one of the foreign American military bases, pilot operation for effectiveness in the fight against small drones will be tested within one year. At the same time, training for laser system operators will take place.

The creation of a combat laser based on the Polaris MRZR buggy was reported back in March last year. During exercises conducted by the US Army at the test site of the Fort Sill base in Oklahoma, the buggy actively moved around the test site and fired with a laser at all detected "enemy" UAVs. In total, 12 drones were shot down with a laser.

Raytheon installed a MTS multispectral sighting station with optoelectronic and infrared cameras, as well as a laser module with an optical system, on the buggy. The power of the laser system is not specified. The buggy is equipped with a rechargeable battery, the full charge of which is enough for "several dozen laser shots." You can charge the battery from a household outlet.

The combat laser is capable of shooting down drones of the first and second classes. First-class vehicles include drones weighing up to nine kilograms, capable of flying at altitudes up to 365 meters at speeds of up to one hundred knots (about 185 kilometers per hour). The second class includes devices weighing from 9 to 25 kilograms, capable of flying at an altitude of up to one thousand meters.
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  1. WILL
    WILL 24 October 2019 14: 34
    +8
    Now they are bringing in the Saudis! laughing Polaris is a great buggy for couriers on flat terrain! Himself - tested! They won’t bring anything down - But a desert safari will be credited!
    1. stels_07
      stels_07 24 October 2019 14: 39
      +1
      Why not get knocked down?
      1. WILL
        WILL 24 October 2019 14: 42
        +4
        Advertising is the engine of progress! Where and what did they shoot down ... with their battle laser? Wrote - 12 UAVs ... show, I will look with pleasure! yes
        1. novel66
          novel66 24 October 2019 14: 52
          10
          Lesh, hi! hi So, they put r2d2 on the chassis!
          1. WILL
            WILL 24 October 2019 15: 04
            +9
            Roman - just “killed” laughing picture!
            Funny, Mine are petty terrorists, observers of tanning Neighbors with the help of UAVs Maverick Pro ... (my seven, a fourteen-year-old neighbor) realizing that the main threat to their "flying - attentive" apparatus is ravens !!! They made a wise decision to hunt them ... I didn’t give them air ... I bought two slingshots with pocket money (and we did them ourselves) for two days, they fired - without result! Then ... I emphasize on Saturday night, when I lost my vigilance after the bath - they ask ... dad how to hunt a raven? I - explained, the bird is smart ... but you can cheat ... fiercely hate owls and large owls. They erased my electronic decoy, recorded voices from the Internet ... and - they opened a large account to their victims! While resting on Sunday crying put nine pieces !!! In the evening I took away the decoys! laughing
            So I rejoice that smart ... and I feel - prepared TWO Killers! belay
            1. novel66
              novel66 24 October 2019 15: 10
              +1
              the energy of the young is wonderful, the main thing is to direct it in the right direction!
              1. WILL
                WILL 24 October 2019 15: 17
                -3
                Quote: novel xnumx
                the energy of the young is wonderful, the main thing is to direct it in the right direction!

                That's for sure! One "beauty" flew around from all sides, spent two batteries for 30 minutes laughing I caught watching a sunbathing ... confiscated the shot, long with Nastya neighing laughing looked in the evening repeat Overgrowth - the advanced grows! drinks
                1. novel66
                  novel66 24 October 2019 15: 27
                  +1
                  but do-it-yourself slingshot must be taught! and then we’ll get to
                  1. WILL
                    WILL 24 October 2019 15: 33
                    -3
                    Novel, They have a flight of thought ... they don’t want to work with their hands request
                    But ... here I am - goofing off, half a day grinding, polishing ... TTX - an order of magnitude inferior to Chinese for 250 rubles crying
                    Maybe there is a special on slingshots in the VO? request
                    1. novel66
                      novel66 24 October 2019 16: 54
                      +4
                      the question is always in the elastic band and in the shells! PM vacuum tires and bullets dug up at the shooting range do wonders
                    2. Lapunevsky
                      Lapunevsky 24 October 2019 20: 47
                      -3
                      Here you need a normal moderator to ban you, floods. Why should we read your non-article fables?
                      1. WILL
                        WILL 24 October 2019 21: 14
                        -2
                        That greatly ridiculed! laughing the funniest thing - We discuss air defense ... on the topic of the article!
                        And with you, non-friends - there was no desire even to communicate! tongue
                        Push further slogans ... laughing
    2. Civil
      Civil 24 October 2019 14: 40
      +2
      Quote: ANIMAL
      Now they smell the Saudis! laughing Polaris - a great buggy, for chasing on flat ground! Himself - tested! They won’t bring anything down - But a desert safari will be credited!

      What is characteristic:
      1. The same people who screamed and waved a cap with earflaps that UAVs are children's toys, now they say that the laser is a youthful game. lol
      2. Sly Americans everywhere already test the laser - on the earth, at sea and in the air (space). Our hope, too, do not lose time in vain.
      1. Lopatov
        Lopatov 24 October 2019 14: 44
        +1
        Quote: Civil
        The same people who screamed and waved a cap with earflaps that UAVs are children's toys, now they say that the laser is a youthful game.

        The trick is precisely the fact that it is the laser, together with the REP means, that will turn all these UAVs into children's toys. Including fashionable ammunition
        And no matter how much you wave it, just not with a hat with earflaps, but with a bale-reality it will not change.
      2. SOVIET UNION 2
        SOVIET UNION 2 24 October 2019 19: 49
        0
        Testing a laser? And there were test news? How many downed goals does the laser account have? Thinking with a laser is certainly good. But the idea of ​​crossing the buggy with the laser is not entirely clear to me. This is in case of an attack, will the buggy fly to the firing line? Such a ground-based buggy fighter! And if there are no attacks, day, week, month, and year? Will the operator sit in the buggy as glued in any weather and time of day?
    3. Lexus
      Lexus 24 October 2019 14: 40
      -4
      The Chinese will crush all American lasers in bulk. smile
    4. Vol4ara
      Vol4ara 24 October 2019 14: 42
      +1
      I’m wondering if the kamikaze drone will approach it not at an altitude of 300m, but at an altitude of 1,5m, can he detect it against the background of the earth. And won't he shoot down the raven and pigeons
      1. tlauicol
        tlauicol 24 October 2019 15: 36
        0
        Quote: Vol4ara
        I’m wondering if the kamikaze drone will approach it not at an altitude of 300m, but at an altitude of 1,5m, can he detect it against the background of the earth. And won't he shoot down the raven and pigeons

        he will collect all the bushes, fences
  2. tlauicol
    tlauicol 24 October 2019 14: 37
    +1
    useful thing against UAVs - cheap and cheerful!
    1. Lopatov
      Lopatov 24 October 2019 14: 47
      +3
      Quote: Tlauicol
      useful thing against UAVs - cheap and cheerful!

      They are building a system. And they are not going to hope for a laser alone. Specialized radars and optics as information providers, electronic equipment, lasers and rockets as actuators.

      As a result, the "funderwaffe" of the UAV is greatly exaggerated.
      1. SOVIET UNION 2
        SOVIET UNION 2 24 October 2019 19: 54
        0
        Yeah! Build a system! At first they created drones, now the means of struggle against them! Work on the system! wassat Or is it advertising after attacks on refineries? We have something to offer!
        1. Lopatov
          Lopatov 24 October 2019 19: 59
          +3
          Quote: SOVIET UNION 2
          Or is it advertising after attacks on refineries?

          Not long ago.
          For example, the previous version of the "anti-drone laser" based on the Stryker armored personnel carrier has been in trial operation in Europe for over a year.

          By and large, they began to move very actively after the use of drones by the Ishilovites.
    2. novel66
      novel66 24 October 2019 14: 53
      -1
      and you can light up, if that!
  3. Thrifty
    Thrifty 24 October 2019 14: 48
    +3
    It remains in the desert and in the steppe right between the dunes of the outlet laughing it doesn’t matter if there is a current there or not, but the presence of sockets says a lot. .. laughing
  4. Retvizan 8
    Retvizan 8 24 October 2019 14: 52
    0
    Where does the world go, combat lasers, terminators, artificial Internet? ...
  5. Old26
    Old26 24 October 2019 14: 55
    +3
    Quote: Tlauicol
    useful thing against UAVs - cheap and cheerful!

    It will be possible to speak of utility only after a year of operation. On exercises, many things can show themselves perfectly, but in battle conditions - not very. So you need to see what the trial operation will result in.
    1. ccsr
      ccsr 24 October 2019 17: 38
      0
      Quote: Old26
      It will be possible to speak of utility only after a year of operation.

      It is already obvious that only a specialist with good basic training can manage such a complex, which means that he cannot be replaced by a simple fighter in case of injury. And immediately the question arises, why there is not even an easy reservation for the cockpit, which can suffer even from accidental shelling. In general, I think that buggies are a crazy idea for such a technique - we must think about the crew first so that the installation does not turn into a useless set of expensive equipment.
    2. SOVIET UNION 2
      SOVIET UNION 2 24 October 2019 19: 57
      0
      Wow! Ours abandoned some systems that were considered promising after operation in Syria.
  6. Yaro Polk
    Yaro Polk 24 October 2019 15: 06
    -2
    And how much does this one Energizer on wheels cost green money, which by and large can be destroyed with one bullet of a sniper rifle?)
  7. stalki
    stalki 24 October 2019 15: 13
    +2
    But it’s interesting, if the drone is made completely with a mirror coating, will there be any sense from the laser? Who in the subject, have thoughts?
    1. krops777
      krops777 24 October 2019 15: 34
      +2
      But it’s interesting, if the drone is made completely with a mirror coating, will there be any sense from the laser? Who in the subject, have thoughts?


      Here I am talking about the same thing, and if in cloudy weather, or a smoke bomb to the nose, they will be used in approach mode to the target, I think they will quickly learn how to counteract it. Although the goal of Raytheon seems to cut the dough on a hype topic, it wants to not shoot down drones.
    2. missuris
      missuris 24 October 2019 16: 26
      0
      burns the matrix, although there is gold and film filters.
      and on the bodies, yes, reflective spraying, and under it ceramic
      but then the stealth cover disappears, and the UAV will be clearly visible on the radar
    3. SOVIET UNION 2
      SOVIET UNION 2 24 October 2019 20: 00
      0
      Reflective drone !? Interesting thought!
  8. missuris
    missuris 24 October 2019 16: 21
    +1
    I wonder what prevents the UAV class 1 and 2 fly above 1km? ordinary store UAVs fly at a height of a couple of kilometers, the air density is the same, the temperature is the same
  9. parkello
    parkello 24 October 2019 17: 06
    +1
    in addition to the Shell, such a thing will look quite solid, but not bugs, let's say on the Tiger. angry you can then ask for any money to protect the object, but so that 4,2-inch mines could also intercept grenades from RPG-7, there Karl Gustav and similar recoilless rifles. There is even a heap of the PAO 95, mao, tao .. . (joking about mao-tao) but there are TOU and LOU American grenade launchers. LOU-271 as an RPG18 Fly, and TOU probably know everything? we will have a parade soon .. October 28th. I always look from the balcony, right under my balcony they stop the equipment. I even recorded a drive on the video. I threw it on YouTube, there is a video hanging ... for 6 minutes somewhere. then it became cold and I froze and shed. I would like that such equipment under the balcony would stop. although I am not complaining, I always have different ones, then the TOP, then the PC-2000 or the Leo2 tanks are still some kind of nishtyak. but I haven’t seen such yet ... but I have seen so many different things. and on the fact that he served from other clans. right now, and on the pier 100 meters from the house, the ship is standing. right on the waterfront. but it is not visible from my balcony. the clinic is blocking. but you can even get aboard. just one is bored and dumb. recourse
    1. Observer2014
      Observer2014 24 October 2019 19: 56
      +2
      Quote: parkello
      in addition to the shell, such a thing will look quite solid

      yes good It's okay. Now they'll laugh. Then they'll let it. Five years ago I started talking about a 30mm shell for "Shell" with remote detonation .. A year ago we tested it. There was no video about the use of it for now. But this is for now. the form of such a pribluda does not hurt at all.
      1. parkello
        parkello 24 October 2019 20: 19
        0
        eh ... everything is necessary, but there is no money (and those who have it are not intended for this. (sadly, but we have the same thing happening ... we also closed Pirkal. was (Hellenic viomikhania a slope literally Greek arms industry) we all buy from now on, even socks for soldiers from Ukraine are being brought in. and before, when I served, everything was mine, and we had ammunition and ammunition manufactured and ammunition for it. and since 2004 everything they let us under the knife. They don’t like us, they’re afraid ... They’re also afraid of you, but they cannot forbid you like us. (Therefore, one hope is Russia. If not you, then I don’t know ... recourse
  10. bars1
    bars1 24 October 2019 19: 58
    +1
    Ours would also be nice to work on similar technology. And not limited to the monstrous Relight of an unknown destination
  11. Piramidon
    Piramidon 24 October 2019 20: 32
    -1
    Quote: novel xnumx
    PM bullets excavated at a shooting range work wonders

    Roma, and the balls from the bearings do not roll? I remember in childhood they always used them. And aircraft model rubber in several bands. Meters with 7-10 in the glass hole, like a bullet.
  12. Alien From
    Alien From 24 October 2019 23: 19
    -4
    This is like a cargo ship ....
  13. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 25 October 2019 00: 03
    +1
    An optical sight is not enough.
    Without the radar will not do.
    1. gregor6549
      gregor6549 25 October 2019 08: 40
      -1
      I agree. But in principle, we need a multisensor detection, tracking and guidance system capable of detecting and tracking aerial targets in a fairly wide sector in azimuth, then directing the laser beam with the required accuracy and holding this beam on the target for a time sufficient for thermal or blinding effects.
      At the same time, the ability of a single-beam laser to deal with several targets located at different azimuths, elevation and range angles raises the greatest doubts.
      Here you need something multi-beam, but no less powerful than single-beam in each beam.
      Again, pointing a multi-beam laser at different targets is also a thing in itself.
      Israel seems to be trying to create a multi-beam laser system, but so far only in order to concentrate the rays of individual laser systems on one target and thereby circumvent the currently available power limitations for a separate installation.
      The solution of such a problem is somewhat simpler than "shooting with eyes" at different targets and requires, in general, the presence of high-performance on-board computers, precise tracking drives, and so on.