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A laser self-defense system will be developed for American fighters

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A laser self-defense system will be developed for American fighters

In the coming years, American fighters may receive a laser self-defense system designed to destroy anti-aircraft missiles and air-to-air missiles. As reported by NPlus1 with reference to Flightglobal, the American company Lockheed Martin announced its intention to complete work on such a system by 2025.


The company is developing a promising laser system called TALWS (Tactical Airborne Laser Weapon System, tactical aviation laser armory system) as part of a US Air Force tender announced in 2017. The competition involves the development of three types of laser systems: for target illumination, self-defense and destruction of other aircraft.

Reportedly, for the development of a self-defense laser, the company uses the developments obtained under the IFPC-HEL projects (laser object protection system against mortar mines, artillery shells and drones) and HEL (naval blinding system of optical guidance and surveillance systems), developed by order of the Army and the Navy USA respectively. In addition, the technology used in the Sniper hanging target designation containers is borrowed, which allows you to keep the infrared laser on the target, despite maneuvers.


The laser will be powered by an assembly of rechargeable batteries or supercapacitors, which in turn will be charged from the onboard generator.

Demonstration tests of the new system are scheduled for 2023, other details were not disclosed.
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  1. Coconut
    Coconut 18 September 2020 14: 18
    +3
    and in bad weather their laser will work ... any clouds will break the laser beam into ... well, you get the idea .. wink
    1. figwam
      figwam 18 September 2020 14: 27
      +5
      While the Merikos are showing cartoons, you can watch a real video of how the B-52 is twitching with fear.
      1. tralflot1832
        tralflot1832 18 September 2020 16: 25
        0
        They are driving B52 over Syria, looking at the ground. Not where else? They cheered up, Hollywood is resting. good hi
      2. hroft
        hroft 18 September 2020 16: 59
        0
        Cool video!
      3. chingachguc
        chingachguc 18 September 2020 17: 06
        0
        not from fear, but from a jet stream
  2. rocket757
    rocket757 18 September 2020 14: 19
    0
    American fighters in the coming years may receive

    But this is really interesting!
    Although, laser installations on the ground, so far, not really, not really ... but the designers are working, ideas, new developments are being implemented!
    Let's see what happens and how?
    1. Uncle lee
      Uncle lee 18 September 2020 14: 41
      +1
      destruction of other aircraft.
      Garin never dreamed of his hyperboloid! recourse
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 18 September 2020 14: 54
        0
        Since the invention of the laser, the military has been showing Iteres to it! But so far, objective limitations do not allow using very widely, everywhere and everywhere.
        It takes a lot of time from fantastic projects to their implementation ... some cannot be realized in the foreseeable future.
        The flight of fantasy does not perceive objective limitations, because science fiction is such an attractive literature.
        1. Alex777
          Alex777 18 September 2020 21: 17
          +1
          Neither in 2023 nor in 2025 will this cartoon work in the States.
          There is not and will not be a source of the required power on the F-16.
          The rest of the problems need not even be listed. hi
          1. hydrox
            hydrox 19 September 2020 07: 03
            0
            But why?
            Take another dvigun, attach it to the plane as a container, aggregate this crap as one device, try to raise this crap in the air, find out that this machine cannot fly and control, split half of the cars collected in attempts to land these machines, send the rest to Davis Monten (or whatever they call a giant airplane dump).
            Moreover, the speed of this aviation miracle will be only a little more than that of Annushka, and as a chassis, stilts from the decommissioned An-24 will have to be attached.
            And what's funny: the photo in the title is, of course, moronic: the article states that the laser is IR, then why is it red? On the other hand, the laser "looks" ahead, and aviation seeker is mostly built on IR matrices and sneak up on the Eropan from behind, aiming at the IR source (there are other systems, but they are much more expensive).
            In general, scales, but it is not clear who the scales were.
      2. Gray-haired
        Gray-haired 20 September 2020 09: 25
        0
        Trump's triperboloid - They drove the planes into the caponiers, and closed the armored doors. And they don't care about our missiles, they are in the house!
  3. Livonetc
    Livonetc 18 September 2020 14: 21
    0
    Battery assemblies, generator, laser device itself.
    How much weight and volume can add up?
    Can everything be stacked inside the fuselage?
    1. Grazdanin
      Grazdanin 18 September 2020 14: 33
      +1
      Quote: Livonetc
      Can everything be stacked inside the fuselage?

      Yes, there is such a block with plans on the F35. Together with the XA101 / 100 engine. They have increased electricity generation.
      1. Oquzyurd
        Oquzyurd 18 September 2020 16: 28
        -1
        "The company is developing a promising laser system called TALWS (Tactical Airborne Laser Weapon System) as part of a US Air Force tender announced in 2017. The competition involves the development of three types of laser systems: for target illumination, self-defense and destruction of other aircraft. devices. "
        So I understand that the Aselsan-aselpod, which is serially injected, performs two functions out of three types of laser systems with three functions. The weight of the Aselsan-aselpod container is 235 kg. The sighting container system is equipped with high-resolution cameras (daytime and infrared), a dual-band laser rangefinder-target designator, a laser target illumination system, a laser pointer, and a 128 GB recording device. Or is it something completely different? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Laj3ts0dGPg
        1. Grazdanin
          Grazdanin 18 September 2020 16: 44
          0
          Yes, it's about her. Naturally about some kind of modification.
    2. tralflot1832
      tralflot1832 18 September 2020 18: 05
      -1
      Hang on an American fighter such a shed as our Peresvet (which, as they say, can light up, disable only the optics). It remains only to lift it into the air with the help of Gelaxi and from a height of 10000 meters, send it flying. It will fly, but I think not for long. Nobody canceled Newton's law. belay
  4. Alvis07
    Alvis07 18 September 2020 14: 24
    -4
    And if the adversary decides to aim at the head of the pilot of an enemy aircraft with an entim lazar? What is it now, to fly our falcons in a foil hat over a headset?
    1. Jacket in stock
      Jacket in stock 18 September 2020 14: 38
      +1
      Yeah and in a welder's mask.
    2. hydrox
      hydrox 19 September 2020 07: 08
      0
      The helmet is now made of very good steel and is called "Sphere".
      Or do flyers now get hats with ears for flying? laughing
  5. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 18 September 2020 14: 32
    +2
    In the animation, the laser is aiming at the electronic control unit in the middle of the rocket.
    Which is behind the radar and warhead and in front of the fuel compartment.
    1. Gray-haired
      Gray-haired 20 September 2020 10: 03
      0
      Stop a moment! I'll take aim! Rocket! And where are you for, but before?
  6. Jacket in stock
    Jacket in stock 18 September 2020 14: 37
    +1
    About the destruction of other aircraft - impressed.
  7. bars1
    bars1 18 September 2020 14: 45
    0
    According to Military Watch Magazine, the Su-57 is equipped with a directional infrared countermeasures system (DIRCM, in English). The system's turrets are located behind the cockpit and at the bottom of the fuselage. Personally, I can hardly believe in the presence of such a system on the Su-57. Too cool for the RF. Although I will be very glad to be mistaken!
    1. Boris Chernikov
      Boris Chernikov 19 September 2020 00: 07
      0
      but what does the same President-S not impress you? The principle of operation is the same - to break the WGSN or take it aside ... I still don't understand why they don't put a similar wunderwaffe on the T-14
  8. APASUS
    APASUS 18 September 2020 15: 19
    +1
    Something tells me that the mirror coating of the missiles will make this invention useless ..........
    1. Jack O'Neill
      Jack O'Neill 18 September 2020 16: 51
      -3
      Mmm, what will happen to the mirror from overloads? Will crumble.
      1. bars1
        bars1 18 September 2020 17: 14
        +2
        Quote: Jack O'Neill
        Mmm, what will happen to the mirror from overloads? Will crumble.

        Silver paint will be painted!
        1. Jack O'Neill
          Jack O'Neill 18 September 2020 21: 21
          -2
          Silver paint will be painted!

          Not an option.
  9. RVAPatriot
    RVAPatriot 18 September 2020 15: 50
    0
    Where will the battery be stuck? everything is calculated there
    1. tralflot1832
      tralflot1832 18 September 2020 16: 54
      -2
      Eka, you are not quick-witted, the American pilot has a lot of places to put the battery for this laser pointer. hi repeat
  10. Sancho_SP
    Sancho_SP 18 September 2020 20: 28
    +1
    Drag, if you point a powerful Chinese laser pointer at any camera, the camera stops working normally. I believe the situation will be the same with different missile guidance heads.
  11. yfast
    yfast 18 September 2020 21: 13
    +1
    How will he sit with such eggs?
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 20 September 2020 12: 59
      +1
      This is how it looks. The F-16 is loaded with so much that the plane is not visible.
      And nothing, pulls perfectly on its one engine.
  12. AML
    AML 18 September 2020 23: 50
    0
    Quote: bars1
    According to Military Watch Magazine, the Su-57 is equipped with a directional infrared countermeasures system (DIRCM, in English). The system's turrets are located behind the cockpit and at the bottom of the fuselage. Personally, I can hardly believe in the presence of such a system on the Su-57. Too cool for the RF. Although I will be very glad to be mistaken!


    What's the problem? Light up the rocket heads and that's all.