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South Korea creates its own laser weapon

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A large concern Hanwha Group (South Korea) creates a laser weapon... The company won a tender and manufactured a prototype laser generator for the Korea Defense Development Agency.


This is reported by the South Korean portal BusinessKorea.

The developed device allows laser weapons to target enemy UAVs flying at a distance of several kilometers.

The creation of this type of weapon, for which approximately $ 21 million has been allocated, will take four years. The company said that the development of such equipment will use advanced technologies for using laser light sources. She has already conducted a series of studies in this direction.

The principle of operation of the generator is based on the combination of a large number of laser beams, which provides a high output laser power.

We will promote the military use of advanced weapons through continuous research and development in high-power laser technology.

- said a representative of Hanwha.

In modern realities, laser weapons are no longer considered some kind of exotic. Its development is being actively pursued by the United States and Israel, and the United States has already managed to use lasers in real combat to counter drones. The RF Armed Forces are armed with the more powerful Peresvet complex, which is capable of handling far more than UAVs.
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  1. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 1 June 2021 15: 11
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    So an inveterate Russian smoker can light a cigarette from a South Korean laser, then this is the most expensive lighter in the world.
  2. Marachuh
    Marachuh 1 June 2021 15: 43
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    But I'm interested in nuclear pumping of a laser at Peresvet or not? We have been developing lasers and portable reactors for a very long time. There were also mobile reactors and lasers based on the tank.
    1. Yuriy71
      Yuriy71 1 June 2021 16: 00
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      Do you generally understand what "nuclear pumping" is? Ask Google, at least, or, an encyclopedia, which one, look! )))
      1. Marachuh
        Marachuh 1 June 2021 18: 04
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        So hike and you do not understand. Instead of a clear answer from criticism and a minus.
    2. Blackmokona
      Blackmokona 1 June 2021 16: 21
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      Of course not
    3. Shopping Mall
      Shopping Mall 1 June 2021 16: 28
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      Quote: Marachuh
      But I'm interested in nuclear pumping of a laser at Peresvet or not? We have been developing lasers and portable reactors for a very long time. There were also mobile reactors and lasers based on the tank.


      I have looked at this question in detail:
      Secrets of the Peresvet complex: how does the Russian laser sword work?
      https://topwar.ru/167342-sekrety-kompleksa-peresvet-kak-ustroen-rossijskij-lazernyj-mech.html

      It was an optimistic option, but I'm more inclined to a pessimistic one - the outdated technology of a chemical iodine-oxygen or gas-dynamic laser.
      1. isv000
        isv000 1 June 2021 16: 38
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        According to other sources, Peresvet has a nuclear power plant, a mini-reactor ...
        1. Shopping Mall
          Shopping Mall 2 June 2021 07: 58
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          Quote: isv000
          According to other sources, Peresvet has a nuclear power plant, a mini-reactor ...


          By itself, a nuclear power plant will essentially do nothing, although the creation of a compact reactor capable of accommodating in the Peresvet machine would itself be a huge breakthrough, for example, for using such a reactor for the relatively simple conversion of diesel-electric submarines into submarines.

          But I have big doubts that we have technologies for creating solid-state / fiber or other lasers that are powered by electricity, which will require a nuclear reactor as a source of energy.

          A more realistic option is direct nuclear pumping, but something tells me that this is unlikely, although it would be very cool!
    4. Intruder
      Intruder 2 June 2021 09: 06
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      Overexposure to nuclear pumping of a laser or not?
      Where from !? Fiction ... And reality, as always, is banal:
      ... SSC RF TRINITY, together with NPO Almaz, Research Institute of Electrophysical Equipment named after Efremov and the Ufa company "Conversion", developed a mobile laser technological complex MLTK-50.
      And nothing new, based on the development of the last century, one well-known gas corporation in the Russian Federation, they allocated money, several megatons for everything ... about everything wink !!!
  3. pytar
    pytar 1 June 2021 16: 11
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    have already managed to use lasers in real combat conditions to counter drones

    The growing use of drones gives a powerful incentive to the development of laser and so on. "microwave ovens" as one of the most effective methods of counteraction. Fantastic films from the past are already becoming reality.
    1. isv000
      isv000 1 June 2021 16: 37
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      Oh, the accordion began to sing! hi
  4. Nikolaevich I
    Nikolaevich I 1 June 2021 17: 29
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    Laser to laser strife! Currently, world "trends" are considered to be solid-state lasers of two types: fiber and disk ... It is on these laser technologies that tactical lasers are created ... a kind of laser "regiments" / "infantry guns" ... In the USSR, a similar direction developed, but I have no information. that after the collapse of the USSR it was preserved in the Russian Federation and is developing! Laser "guns" "Peresvet" represent, perhaps, the technology of chemical lasers or solid-state with nuclear pumping ... According to many experts, the chemical laser is a "dead end" (or outdated) laser technology. You can create a "box" laser "cannon"; but tactical ... hardly! With nuclear pumping, you can get out of the "capacity"; but to create, in a way, "Grad-V" instead of "Tornado". Not sure it's going to happen ! In this case (nuclear pumping from a nuclear reactor ...) there are so many "bewildered" questions that "inevitably" one is inclined towards the chemical laser version!