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German Navy to test laser weapons demonstrator

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German Navy to test laser weapons demonstrator

The German naval forces will begin testing a laser demonstrator developed for the German fleet... This was reported by the press service of the MBDA concern.


The Bundeswehr Procurement Authority has issued a permit to test a laser demonstrator weapons aboard the frigate of the FRG Navy "Saxony" type F124. The product with a capacity of about 20 kW will be installed on the ship during this year, after which practical tests of the laser will begin, which will take place in the waters of the North and Baltic Seas.

It is expected that the demonstrator will form the basis of the developed laser weapon, and tests should show whether it makes sense to apply this technology in the German navy.

Plans to equip surface ships of the German Navy with laser weapons were announced back in 2019. In the same year, the German companies Rheinmetall and MBDA Deutschland entered into an agreement, under which they announced the development and creation of laser combat systems.

First of all, companies consider the laser as a promising means of combating enemy drones, which allows you to hit aircraft without spending anti-aircraft missiles or ammunition on them.

- said in a joint message of the companies.

It was assumed that the first laser weapons will receive the K130 corvettes of the "Braunschweig" type. Currently, the German fleet includes five corvettes of this project, commissioned in 2008-2013. The second series of five corvettes of this project should enter service from 2022 to 2026.

Braunschweig-class corvettes were developed to combat surface ships and aviation, can hit ground targets in the coastal zone and patrol the coastal area. Ships can reach speeds of up to 26 knots (48 km / h) and overcome 2500 miles (4600 km) without refueling. The corvette crew consists of 65 people, the autonomy of swimming exceeds seven days.

The 76-mm artillery installation, two 27-mm automatic guns MLG-27, two launchers of the anti-aircraft missile system RAM and two twin installations of anti-ship missiles RBS-15 Mk.3 are in service with the corvettes. There is a platform for one NH-90 helicopter and two UAVs with vertical takeoff and landing.
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  1. Lipchanin
    Lipchanin 29 January 2021 11: 24
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    Plans to equip surface ships of the German Navy with laser weapons were announced back in 2019.

    Quickly done
    1. Vladimir_2U
      Vladimir_2U 29 January 2021 11: 29
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      Quote: Lipchanin
      Quickly done

      The demonstrator is not yet a weapon, and it has not been installed either.
      1. Lipchanin
        Lipchanin 29 January 2021 11: 32
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        Quote: Vladimir_2U
        The demonstrator is not yet a weapon

        So what? Demonstrator, but made really fast
        and even that was not installed.

        Install. Germans know how to work
        1. Vladimir_2U
          Vladimir_2U 29 January 2021 11: 34
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          Quote: Lipchanin
          So what? Demonstrator, but made really fast

          Do you have start and end dates for the demonstrator itself?
          1. Lipchanin
            Lipchanin 29 January 2021 11: 46
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            Quote: Vladimir_2U
            Do you have start and end dates for the demonstrator itself?

            Only from the article
            Plans to equip surface ships of the German Navy with laser weapons were announced back in 2019. In the same year, the German companies Rheinmetall and MBDA Deutschland entered into an agreement, under which they announced the development and creation of laser combat systems.
            1. Alex777
              Alex777 29 January 2021 12: 21
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              20KW is for dazzling seeker and "paper" UAVs.
              Any serious topic starts with 100 kW.
              But this corvette may not pull such an installation.
          2. Zoldat_A
            Zoldat_A 29 January 2021 14: 42
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            Quote: Vladimir_2U
            Quote: Lipchanin
            So what? Demonstrator, but made really fast

            Do you have start and end dates for the demonstrator itself?

            And what is a "demonstrator" in principle? Prototype? Prototype? A laser pointer to see "how beautiful it will be"? This is the first time I've heard such a term ...
            Enlighten, who knows ...
    2. rotmistr60
      rotmistr60 29 January 2021 11: 34
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      What did you do quickly? From the article:
      demonstrator will form the basis laser weapons under development
      Laser weapons are still being developed and when they will enter service is a big question.
      1. alpamys
        alpamys 29 January 2021 11: 45
        +1
        Quote: rotmistr60
        What did you do quickly? From the article:
        demonstrator will form the basis laser weapons under development
        Laser weapons are still being developed and when they will enter service is a big question.

        replace the demonstrator with a prototype .. who translated so clumsily.
        and the Germans successfully dabbled with a laser 20 years ago at one company for the production of tank guns wink
        1. Ka-52
          Ka-52 29 January 2021 12: 22
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          for prototype

          will form the basis of the developed laser weapon

          prototype is 80% finished product. Typically, the prototype is a ready-made model for the conclusion of the Ministry of Defense of a further contract for the development of the final product. In production, there is such a chain: prototype-experimental sample (prototype) -experienced sample-test sample-finished product.
      2. Lipchanin
        Lipchanin 29 January 2021 11: 47
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        Quote: rotmistr60
        Laser weapons are still being developed and when they will enter service is a big question.

        So I said about weapons, about the demonstrator
  2. alpamys
    alpamys 29 January 2021 11: 29
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    armor shmantsyri is already the past .. lasers, that's what's promising .. germans good
  3. askort154
    askort154 29 January 2021 12: 32
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    .... five corvettes of this project, commissioned in 2008-2013. The second series of five corvettes of this project should enter service from 2022 to 2026.

    Eh, we would have such a pace. This is what it means - their "burghers" do not hide their wallets in Anglo-Saxon banks, but invest them in the development of their country. And they have a party-political system, not like "American democracy."
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      1. askort154
        askort154 29 January 2021 13: 59
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        alpamys ...and at the same time manage to build others too, even more than themselves.

        German punctuality is a guarantee of quality. And this is genetic in them. It is inherent in those born in Russia, with German roots. Collided more than once. Genes, there are genes. On the international market, the Germans are leaders in product quality, the Chinese are in terms of quantity and cheapness.hi
        1. alpamys
          alpamys 29 January 2021 15: 14
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          Quote: askort154
          German punctuality is a guarantee of quality.

          rather, diligence is a guarantee of quality, as an example, they will turn the nuts exactly with the moment with which they need, unlike the Turks or Russians. Your aircraft industry is developed because there is the right personnel, the sky does not forgive mistakes.
          1. askort154
            askort154 29 January 2021 15: 45
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            alpamys.rather, diligence is a guarantee of quality,

            You are picky. You understand the general meaning of my opus.
            Then I will tell you that "diligence" is also not a panacea for quality. Quality is a combination of many components in the production of a product. Moreover, now in our time, it does not participate there - neither "punctuality", nor "diligence", but simply - "iron" robot! hi
            1. alpamys
              alpamys 29 January 2021 16: 00
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              Quote: askort154
              alpamys.rather, diligence is a guarantee of quality,

              You are picky. You understand the general meaning of my opus.
              Then I will tell you that "diligence" is also not a panacea for quality. Quality is a combination of many components in the production of a product. Moreover, now in our time, it does not participate there - neither "punctuality", nor "diligence", but simply - "iron" robot! hi

              I just share my experience, I have both a Soviet specialist crust and a German one, a Turk born in Germany will never work as a German from the former Soviet Union ... but he was taught to comply with the norms and therefore he does his job more or less qualitatively, but they are not serious products admit.
        2. vadim dok
          vadim dok 29 January 2021 15: 49
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          Even Germans in the former Soviet Union have not changed their mentality and hard work for 250 years of living in a foreign land! Genes - there are genes!
  4. voronkov
    voronkov 29 January 2021 20: 28
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    The German Navy, I hear something for the first time .. Whom will it oppose? The Japanese fleet is also being rebuilt by the United States.
    Is history beginning again? Or did I not understand something "gentlemen from the usa"?
    You play with fire Mr. Bidon ..