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The attention of users was attracted by a US Navy submariner with a laser "rifle"

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The US Navy has released photographs aboard the nuclear-powered submarine Minnesota, which entered service in 2013. In this case, attention is drawn not to the USS Minnesota itself, but to one of the sailors, who is captured in the photo.


Users wondered what a US Navy nuclear submarine crew member was armed with. One of the assumptions is that a submariner has a laser weapon.

In particular, it is assumed that the American sailor has a laser "rifle" that can be used to counter unmanned aerial vehicles at the moment when the submarine is on the surface.

In fact, the sailor's weapon captured by the US Navy is GLARE LA-9 / P. The manufacturer describes it as follows: a system for generating laser radiation over a long distance. One of the main purposes is communication. In particular, we are talking about a possible warning of the enemy that he has approached an unsafe distance.

According to the manufacturer, warnings can be sent up to 4 km at night and 1,5 km in the daytime. GLARE lasers have been proven to save the lives of civilians and soldiers alike by applying rapid warning techniques across cultural and language barriers.

The laser beam generated by the installation is green. Built-in optics allow you to observe the object, the same laser beam also acts as a rangefinder.

The attention of users was attracted by a US Navy submariner with a laser "rifle"


The system allows you to determine whether the observer of what is happening on the submarine (which in turn is on the surface) is within the nominal hazardous distance to the eyes. If so, the signal is stopped to prevent "accidental" damage to the organs of vision.

The fact is that international agreements prohibit the use of this type of weapon, which can cause irreversible blindness.

In other words, GLARE LA-9 / P is a non-lethal laser device, which is more aimed at warning the enemy or the crew of the ship (vessel), accidentally found in the area where the surfaced submarine is located.

As noted in the United States, the GLARE LA-9 / P laser system "makes it possible to unambiguously clarify the intention of an object that appears in the observation area." In the case in the photo, the so-called "rifle" serves as a guide for the GLARE LA-9 / P.
Photos used:
Twitter / US Navy, BEMeyers website
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  1. Masha
    Masha 27 July 2020 06: 59
    +9
    Is it a Jedi ??? belay
    1. NDR-791
      NDR-791 27 July 2020 07: 02
      +3
      Exactly !!! That's such a super-duper thing. I always thought that a spotlight was enough to warn wassat
      1. Private-K
        Private-K 27 July 2020 07: 29
        +3
        Quote: NDR-791
        a spotlight is enough to warn

        Times have changed. The "magical" narrow beam laser now has a greater psychological effect.
        In addition, it is lighter, smaller, and more convenient to use.
        IMHO - you need to make an analog.
      2. Subtext
        Subtext 27 July 2020 11: 40
        +5
        On 941 projects, while L.I. Brezhnev used DAK-2 "Ficus"
    2. Thrifty
      Thrifty 27 July 2020 07: 27
      0
      Masha love -no, it's a marine DJ lol and the laser for the show lol
      1. Insurgent
        Insurgent 27 July 2020 07: 44
        +4
        The laser beam generated by the installation is green. Built-in optics allows you to observe the object, the same the laser beam also acts as a rangefinder.


        Rangefinder is the only useful feature in this device. As for the rest, it is just a powerful laser pointer, the "civilian counterparts" of which are entertained and sometimes hooliganized by ordinary inhabitants ...
  2. tlauicol
    tlauicol 27 July 2020 07: 13
    17
    I, looking from the phone, thought: "line thrower", but no - really laser tranclucator
  3. Dr. Frankenstucker
    Dr. Frankenstucker 27 July 2020 07: 30
    +6
    ... GLARE lasers save the lives of civilians and soldiers alike by applying rapid warning across cultural and language barriers.

    laughing
    Masterpiece.
  4. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 27 July 2020 07: 56
    +4
    These kits are now available from China by mail. The laser is powerful enough to be left without an eye if mishandled.
    1. Insurgent
      Insurgent 27 July 2020 08: 04
      +5
      Quote: Mountain Shooter
      These kits are now available from China by mail. The laser is powerful enough to be left without an eye if mishandled.

      That more than once caused attempts by attackers to blind the pilots of taking off / landing aircraft yes

      And if I am not mistaken, then the British had a similar system of dazzling, but stationary, on the ships of Her Majesty the Queen's fleet already during the Falklands conflict.
  5. askort154
    askort154 27 July 2020 08: 20
    +3
    We have more serious ones!
    "Filin" (5P-42) on ships of the Navy, for suppressing optical-electronic observation and aiming channels., Range up to 5 km.
    "Rook 2" - of the same type and purpose + "blinds". Tested on board the frigate "Admiral Gorshkov".
  6. Dikson
    Dikson 27 July 2020 08: 27
    +1
    In the photo in the article, a man is from "Folaut" with this laser carbine ..)
  7. Azis
    Azis 27 July 2020 09: 48
    +1
    On the Raymarine GPS antenna, the double flag of Ukraine dangles
  8. iouris
    iouris 27 July 2020 10: 26
    0
    And the photonic reflector is not painted - a mess.
  9. Alexander Drobyshev
    Alexander Drobyshev 27 July 2020 10: 49
    +5
    Stunned, they imagined themselves as Vikings on a drakkar, attached the "raven banner" to the flagpole
    1. Svetoch
      Svetoch 27 July 2020 20: 13
      0
      And below is the flag of Ukraine)))) laughing
      1. Alexander Drobyshev
        Alexander Drobyshev 27 July 2020 20: 23
        0
        Although it looks like, the colors are still not the same
        But the fact that they hung the "Raven Banner" of the Vikings suggests that they were going to raid, to rob someone ...
  10. Crash
    Crash 27 July 2020 17: 55
    +2
    applying the fast warning method through cultural and language barriers

    Doesn't everyone understand Russian mat? laughing
  11. Gado
    Gado 27 July 2020 20: 50
    +1
    After reading this article, I always remembered:
  12. Wladimir71
    Wladimir71 27 July 2020 21: 37
    0
    the us army successfully masters the military budget. can afford a mobile hospital complete with baby boxes for nursing premature babies, a sterilizer of instruments for 27k and stand on the base in a package for the entire shelf life (about ten years). And then sell all this medical junk at the price of scrap disposal.
  13. sen
    sen 28 July 2020 05: 39
    +1
    I wonder if this thing will help against polar bears?