China intends to develop a combat aircraft laser

China intends to develop a combat aircraft laser

China intends to develop combat aviation laser for installation on airplanes. According to NPlus1 with reference to Space Daily, the PLA announced two tenders for the creation of appropriate equipment and software support.


According to the terms of the first tender announced by the PLA, winners must develop an overhead aircraft container with a combat laser. The second tender involves the creation of software to manage this device.

According to the publication, the new combat laser should not only protect the PLA air forces from enemy missiles, but also hit various targets, including aviation and ground (surface) targets. Other details about the new development are not disclosed.

It should be noted that China, along with other countries, is quite intensively engaged in the development of combat laser weapons over the past few years. In 2018, the LW-30 self-propelled laser combat installation was demonstrated at the exhibition in Zhuhai, designed to protect objects from unmanned aerial vehicles, light aircraft and helicopters.

A 30 kilowatt laser mounted on the LW-30 is capable of hitting targets at ranges up to 25 kilometers. The installation has already been adopted by the National Liberation Army of China.

Last year, China Central Television showed a new development of Chinese engineers - a mobile laser system. Details about the purpose and power of the new development were not disclosed, although the Defense Blog, citing a local source, reports that the system is designed to instantly destroy targets near the coastline, and its main goals will be small boats and unmanned aerial vehicles.
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  1. Vladimir_2U 10 January 2020 12: 00 New
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    These? These can!
    1. Uncle lee 10 January 2020 12: 11 New
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      Quote: Vladimir_2U
      These can!

      I am no longer surprised at their successes, everywhere!
      1. novel66 10 January 2020 12: 30 New
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        especially in the navy
        1. Uncle lee 10 January 2020 13: 42 New
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          And in the navy too ...
    2. Piramidon 10 January 2020 14: 30 New
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      Quote: Vladimir_2U
      These? These can!

      If you collect all the laser pointers that they deliver to us, in one bundle and hang it under the plane, then it is quite possible. laughing
      1. Vladimir_2U 10 January 2020 14: 50 New
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        Now, if you attach the laser pointers that are made in Russia ... Damn it, but they do not.
  2. bessmertniy 10 January 2020 12: 13 New
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    Laser weapons are pretty interesting. But the prospect, of course, is very worried that it can fall into the hands of terrorist organizations and states and be used by them. There are no guarantees that this will not happen. what
  3. knn54 10 January 2020 12: 13 New
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    Already somewhere "stolen".
  4. Last centurion 10 January 2020 12: 40 New
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    Well, as a way to deal with super-maneuverable machines, a pendant laser rotating at least 45 degrees is ideal. we focus the beam, heat one second for 3 seconds and have a hole. Super close combat. until the enemy flew into the clouds :) where only so much energy to take on board then ...
    1. bars1 10 January 2020 21: 14 New
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      3 seconds is an eternity for a battle with a supermoving machine
  5. rocket757 10 January 2020 13: 38 New
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    China intends to develop a combat aircraft laser for installation on aircraft.

    And who else did not say the same? Of the serious guys.
  6. Shopping Mall 10 January 2020 15: 33 New
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    Laser weapons will change the look of military aircraft:
    - at the first stage, the defeat of the optical heads of missiles and V-V missiles with infrared seeker;
    - at the second stage, the direct defeat of SAM and missiles in-in - their hulls are thin, they are not even mines and shells;
    - defeat highly maneuverable targets in the BVB - modern guidance systems can easily direct LO to vulnerable glider points, guidance devices. And most importantly, from a distance of 3-4 km for a pilot, a 100 kW laser is an instant death, it will have to be completely closed in the future.
    The Chinese just smell the trends

    As for energy - for a continuous-wave laser, a power consumption of 200-300 kW will be required, which is quite realistic if the aircraft is integrated at the aircraft design stage.