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New horizons of weapons: laser complex "Zadira"

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Modern laser complex "Peresvet"


In recent years, domestic defense science and industry has been actively engaged in the so-called. weapons based on new physical principles and regularly demonstrates the results of such work. It became known that a new combat laser complex has been brought to the stage of field tests and trial operation in the troops. The promising product "Zadira" is intended to combat unmanned aerial vehicles and is capable of destroying them physically.

New horizons of weapons


The New Horizons marathon, organized by the Znanie society, was recently held in Moscow. For three days, representatives of various organizations and structures spoke about the current situation in the country and the world, about the latest achievements and plans for the future. In particular, the military-technical sphere did not go unnoticed.

On May 18, Deputy Prime Minister Yury Borisov, who oversees the defense sector, spoke at the marathon. He spoke about promising domestic developments in various fields, incl. in the field of "new physical principles". In this context, the Deputy Prime Minister recalled the Peresvet combat laser system, and also mentioned a completely new project.

According to Yu. Borisov, on the eve of the performance, another test of the new laser complex took place. The product worked on an air target in the form of an unnamed UAV. The complex aimed a laser beam at the target and held it for 5 seconds. This was enough to burn the target. The distance to the air target was 5 km.


On the sidelines of the marathon, the Deputy Prime Minister gave new details. So, the new product is called "Zadira". It is already in production, and the first copies have been handed over to the troops. Moreover, such equipment is already being used during the Special Military Operation in Ukraine. Also, Yu. Borisov noted the fundamental possibility of further development of the complex with an increase in the range.

Under an existing contract


It should be noted that the existence of the project with the cipher "Zadira" became known almost five years ago. During the military-technical forum "Army-2017", the Ministry of Defense and the Federal State Unitary Enterprise "Russian Federal Nuclear Center" (part of Rosatom) signed a state contract for the development work "Zadira-16". It is curious that Y. Borisov, who at that time held the post of deputy minister, signed the document on behalf of the military department.

It was reported that the purpose of the new R&D is to develop a combat complex based on new physical principles. Other details of the future project were not given. In addition, after the signing of the contract, the Zadira-16 project was not mentioned in open official materials.

Now it has become known that RFNC-VNIIEF has successfully coped with the development of a new complex, manufactured experimental equipment and even carried out part of the tests. Apparently, the equipment confirmed the design characteristics - and this made it possible to transfer it to the troops, incl. for testing in combat.

However, the bulk of the data is still unavailable. Even the general appearance of the complex is unknown. It remains to be hoped that in the future the Ministry of Defense will show experimental or serial equipment, as well as clarify its characteristics and potential.

Technical issues


So far, very little is known about the Zadira laser complex - only the purpose of the project, some of the characteristics and capabilities are named. However, one can imagine what a weapon system of this class should be, suitable for use by the troops.


Apparently, the Zadira product is a short-range air defense system. It should detect and hit various air targets, ranging from small-sized UAVs. An anti-aircraft weapon of this kind can find a place in the military, in the territorial and even in the ship's air defense - its characteristic capabilities will be useful in all areas.

The complex of the "Zadira" type should be self-propelled. Depending on the needs of the customer, there should be the possibility of combat work on the go. On what basis the complex is being built is unknown. At the same time, our industry can offer a number of different tracked and wheeled vehicles suitable for mounting various weapons, including a laser.

Like other air defense systems, the laser complex needs a number of electronic equipment. He needs his own locator and optoelectronic station for searching for targets, a fire control system with appropriate capabilities, etc. It is necessary to integrate the complex into the contours of air defense.

The mobile version of the complex imposes special requirements on the dimensions, weight and power consumption of the laser and, accordingly, limits the range of technologies suitable for use. It is not known what type of laser was used on the Bully. Also in question is power, the method of beam guidance, operational parameters, etc. So far, it is only known that at a distance of 5 km, a new domestic laser can destroy the design of a flying target.

Universal Perspective


As reported, at present, Zadira products are being tested and hit training targets, and also work in the Special Operations zone, providing protection for our troops. Based on the results of all these activities, the future fate of the new laser complex will be determined. It probably has every chance of getting into service and strengthening existing air defense systems.

It should be noted that the "Zadira" is indeed of some interest to the army. Such a complex can work for different purposes and solve several problems at once. At reduced power and/or at a greater distance, the laser can suppress or disable the target's optics. An increase in power and a reduction in distance allows not only damaging the optics, but also burning through structural elements.

New horizons of weapons: laser complex "Zadira"

Complex "Sanguine" - a functional analogue of the modern "Zadira"

The targets for the "Zadira" in the first place are unmanned aerial vehicles of various classes that are part of the complex's area of ​​​​responsibility. The laser is able to prevent them from completing the task, incl. in the most radical way. The same applies to low-flying tactical aviation and parts of her ammunition. The laser is quite capable of suppressing the optics of an aircraft or the GOS of a launched missile. Damage to their structural elements is also not ruled out.

The characteristic advantages of the laser are the high accuracy due to the physics of the beam, as well as the speed of preparation for a new "shot". This allows you to successfully deal not only with single, but also with group targets, such as "swarms" of UAVs. At the same time, the cost of combat use is lower than that of artillery and missile systems.

Thus, the Zadira complex should have a number of characteristic features that will make it an effective multi-purpose air defense system. He will be able to deal with both well-known and fundamentally new threats of various kinds. Together with other complexes of other classes, a combat laser will make it possible to build a developed layered air defense system for troops or important facilities.

Development processes


It should be recalled that "Zadira" is not the first of its kind domestic development. Back in the eighties, the Sanguine self-propelled laser complex was created, capable of suppressing the optics of aircraft. Due to a number of objective factors, this project did not progress beyond the construction and testing of a few prototypes.

Now the topic of air defense combat lasers is being developed using modern technologies and solutions. The result of scientific and design activities in this area to date have become the complexes "Peresvet" and "Zadira". According to known data, the larger and more powerful Peresvet is already on alert, and the Zadira product is still being tested.

Thus, an important promising direction is not left without attention. Moreover, certain successes are being achieved, which can influence the further development of laser systems. However, for now, the main task is to fine-tune existing projects and fully put them into service. And Badass seems to be making it through those stages.
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  1. Uncle lee
    Uncle lee 24 May 2022 04: 09
    0
    within 5 sec. This was enough to burn the target.
    Impressed! good
    1. Krasnoyarsk
      Krasnoyarsk 24 May 2022 09: 12
      +20
      Quote: Uncle Lee
      within 5 sec. This was enough to burn the target.
      Impressed! good

      And I was impressed by the number of words in the article that there is something called "Bully". Everything else we may find out in the next article years so through ....
    2. max702
      max702 24 May 2022 14: 56
      +4
      It’s more interesting what kind of UAV it was .. If a plastic toy is one thing, but if it’s something like “Pacer”, then it’s completely different ..
      1. stankow
        stankow 12 August 2022 11: 14
        0
        For the Pacer class, Buk and Thor are. Yes, and the S-300 will not disdain. And for mavics - that's it!
  2. Moore
    Moore 24 May 2022 04: 15
    +3
    It is not known what type of laser was used on the Bully.

    This, I think, hints a little:
    During the military-technical forum "Army-2017", the Ministry of Defense and the Federal State Unitary Enterprise "Russian Federal Nuclear Center" (part of Rosatom) signed a state contract for the development work "Zadira-16".

    With a high degree of probability, there is an optical quantum amplifier with nuclear pumping, as it is assumed on Peresvet, that converts fission energy directly into laser radiation.
    1. svoroponov
      svoroponov 24 May 2022 04: 55
      +2
      Rather, with gas pumping like the Turks. Turks, a gas laser against small UAVs was successfully tested in Libya. He is there in one car, like an armored car.
      We seem to have something similar.
      1. svoroponov
        svoroponov 24 May 2022 06: 17
        +2
        Maybe a solid state laser. Technologies are improving.
    2. Krasnoyarsk
      Krasnoyarsk 24 May 2022 09: 14
      +4
      Quote: Moore
      "Peresvet", there is an optical quantum amplifier with a nuclear

      Most likely all the same QUANTUM GENERATOR
      1. barbos
        barbos 24 May 2022 17: 11
        +1
        Most likely all the same QUANTUM GENERATOR
        The laser is essentially a quantum generator. That's what it's made of, the most important question. Judging by the size of KUNG, something old. Semiconductor structures are too tough yet.
    3. Ka-52
      Ka-52 24 May 2022 09: 38
      +7
      on "Peresvet", there is an optical quantum amplifier with nuclear pumping

      it is very doubtful that a short-range mobile complex (that is, operating in direct combat formations) will be used by the LIAN. One projectile from the enemy and there will be a nuclear contamination spot with a diameter of ten kilometers, depending on the strength of the wind.
      converts fission energy directly into laser radiation.

      From a physics point of view, this is not entirely correct. Does not convert LANG fission energy into laser energy. You yourself wrote the term "nuclear pumping" - the answer is in the title. In reality, in simple words, the situation is as follows: the fragments formed during a nuclear reaction have a high kinetic energy. Cuvettes with the active substance of the laser (gas) are placed in a nuclear reactor, and the fragments, transferring their energy to the gas, ionize it. And then the ionization of the gas converts it into a hot plasma, which is the working body of the laser. In view of this, LAN is used more often not for optical lasers, but for X-ray ones.
    4. arkadiyssk
      arkadiyssk 24 May 2022 11: 55
      +11
      What the hell is nuclear pumping? Are you crazy? For a complex that shoots down targets at a range of 5 km, i.e. his place is somewhere near the front line. And dragging a plant with nuclear batteries there? What if it was even accidentally covered not even with artillery, but simply with mortars and everything would be scattered around the district ?.
    5. bk0010
      bk0010 24 May 2022 16: 34
      +2
      Quote: Moore
      With a high degree of probability, there, as is assumed on Peresvet, there is an optical quantum amplifier with nuclear pumping
      Definitely not: this is required only for an X-ray laser (for such a frequency of radiation, it is no longer necessary to excite electrons, but the nucleus of an atom) and requires a nuclear explosion.
    6. Aist_M
      Aist_M 24 May 2022 20: 29
      0
      [quote = Moore] [quote] - converts fission energy directly into laser radiation. [/ quote]
      Budget divisions?
      It's good that this time we went according to proven technology!
    7. The comment was deleted.
  3. riwas
    riwas 24 May 2022 04: 46
    +7
    The product worked on an air target in the form of an unnamed UAV. The complex aimed a laser beam at the target and held it for 5 seconds.

    Five seconds is a long time. They will develop counter tactics, for example, going down. But here's something else.
    The laser is quite capable of suppressing the optics of an aircraft or the GOS of a launched missile.

    It takes a fraction of a second to suppress UAV optics.
    1. svoroponov
      svoroponov 24 May 2022 06: 22
      +2
      If 5 seconds is guaranteed destruction with a burn and the laser is not large and compact, this is very good. This means that for 20 - 25 kilometers it will definitely darken and disable the usual optics of a UAV.
  4. BARKAS
    BARKAS 24 May 2022 05: 25
    +1
    Then there should be a lot more such lasers in the troops than drones from the enemy.
    1. svoroponov
      svoroponov 24 May 2022 06: 28
      +2
      Why, if the installation has an optical guidance station, the installation is compact and on a swivel frame combined with this station, like on the Buk, where it is mounted, for example, instead of missiles, then its capabilities will depend on the energy of the installation and the reload time when the laser fires on the target, and of speed dorotat on target
    2. FoBoss_V
      FoBoss_V 24 May 2022 10: 29
      +3
      As well as Armata tanks, and boomerangs and kurgans. And many more other things. Should be. Lot. But they are not. And those that are there are few
  5. serg.shishkov2015
    serg.shishkov2015 24 May 2022 05: 41
    0
    Is the number 16 in the name of the complex random or is it a hint of our former name?
    1. Genry
      Genry 24 May 2022 14: 03
      0
      Most likely it is like in the T-72, T-90, T-14 ....
  6. Gunther
    Gunther 24 May 2022 06: 30
    +4
    Quote: Author
    so-called weapons based on new physical principles ..

    It is clear that the so-called, but why repeat the obvious stupidity of officials and journalists who have forgotten (or do not know) the school physics course.
    Or should we call a "new physical principle", which has not been known since the middle of the last centurylaughing
    1. Genry
      Genry 24 May 2022 14: 01
      -3
      Quote: Gunter
      Or should we call a "new physical principle", which has not been known since the middle of the last century

      We are talking about weapons in which this "physics" for a real battle has not yet been used.
      Or do you live in a fantasy world?
      1. Decadence
        Decadence 24 May 2022 22: 18
        +1
        Burning electronics with EMP is not exactly an achievement. And the laser as a type of weapon is simply not capable of more, simply because of its nature.
        1. Aist_M
          Aist_M 24 May 2022 23: 54
          0
          And so? https://www.drive2.ru/c/2660097/
          1. Decadence
            Decadence 25 May 2022 00: 18
            +1
            Icteric news about aliens from the planet Nibiru?
  7. Skipper
    Skipper 24 May 2022 07: 22
    0
    The production of the laser complex itself will, of course, be much more expensive than the air defense system ... for example, Pantsir-S1 .... but when it is done, the laser complex will pay for itself many times over on the battlefield because laser beams can be fired endlessly - just supply energy .. but production SAM missiles are much more expensive ... and resources and time are needed for this .....
    1. AUL
      AUL 24 May 2022 08: 25
      +5
      Quote: Skipper
      laser beams can be released endlessly - just supply energy ..

      What do we know about the laser resource? Talking about infinity is somehow frivolous!
      1. Skipper
        Skipper 24 May 2022 08: 31
        +1
        Well, this is conditional - regarding the ammunition of missiles in the air defense system.
      2. The comment was deleted.
    2. Zaurbek
      Zaurbek 24 May 2022 09: 42
      +1
      Everything needs to be considered here ..... the laser has both energy and sensitivity to all sorts of transportation, etc.
      On Pantsir, we have the cheapest rocket today ... and they are planning an even cheaper one.
      1. Genry
        Genry 24 May 2022 12: 21
        +1
        Quote: Zaurbek
        On Pantsir we have the cheapest rocket today ... and

        No matter how cheap a rocket is, it will always be more expensive than a mass-produced toy drone, which perfectly performs the functions of a "kamikaze" ..
        And in the event of a swarm attack, you are guaranteed to lose the Shell itself.
        1. Zaurbek
          Zaurbek 24 May 2022 13: 48
          +1
          so the laser will not save you ...... and it needs energy and pumping .....
  8. SovAr238A
    SovAr238A 24 May 2022 08: 31
    +7
    In general, another propaganda article.
    The bottom line is simple physics.
    To be combat-ready at the laser - it turns out.
    But to fight for a long time is still impossible in the next 15-20 years.

    A laser is not only a huge generation, but also a huge, even prohibitive heat release. (Let me remind you that the efficiency of lasers does not exceed 50%, respectively, enormous amounts of heat are generated very quickly, which must be disposed of.
    This requires certain pauses in the work.
    As well as for the accumulation of energy in storage devices.
    These are not Star Wars laser karamultuks.

    In fact, equipping any targets (aircraft, UAVs, missiles) with a laser radiation detector and reprogramming a flight task in the style of "laser detected - urgently rush about, change the trajectory, speed, arrange a corkscrew, in general, spin as you like for about 5-10 seconds - just rip pointing the beam and do not allow yourself to be constantly exposed to laser radiation for these 5-10 seconds - and you will be alive! "
    For during these 5-10 seconds, all energy storage devices of a stationary laser are emptied, all equipment will overheat and the laser will turn off by itself, since it has already completed its duty cycle and it needs time to prepare for the next cycle.
    And time goes by
    Several UAVs of anti-radar action, such as Harpy NG, with modified seeker and supplemented by laser radiation detectors, with coordinated action tactics, such as "Roy", will take out this combat laser with the forces of 5-8 units.
    A laser worth billions of rubles.

    Star Wars has very strongly introduced us into the brain with its "piu-piu" - that laser weapons are easy.
    All you have to do is shoot and shoot. You don't even need to know the school...
    1. vadimtt
      vadimtt 24 May 2022 09: 17
      0
      Under 70% already, and for the most "advanced" it stretches to 80% (but rather, all the same in words laughing ). The same in terms of heat is not sugar, but already tolerable.
      1. Genry
        Genry 24 May 2022 12: 26
        -1
        Quote: vadimtt
        Under 70% narrower, while the most "advanced" stretches to 80%

        Are you talking about heat dissipation?
        Efficiency of 70% even power supplies do not always provide.
        1. vadimtt
          vadimtt 24 May 2022 14: 56
          -2
          Is it somewhere such an ancient circuitry, I suppose on LDO? laughing Within the framework of the optimal power, the efficiency of modern impulses is 95-97%.
    2. Genry
      Genry 24 May 2022 12: 41
      -1
      Quote: SovAr238A
      A laser is not only a huge generation, but also a huge, even prohibitive heat release.

      The engine in the tank is approaching a power of 1 MW. and an efficiency of about 30%. What are the problems here?
      Quote: SovAr238A
      But to fight for a long time is still impossible in the next 15-20 years.

      For some reason, enterprises have been using lasers for cutting and drilling for 40 years, and you again have problems.
      Quote: SovAr238A
      "I found a laser - urgently rush about, change the trajectory, speed, arrange a corkscrew, in general, spin as you like for about 5-10 seconds - just disrupt the beam guidance and do not allow yourself to be constantly exposed to laser radiation for these 5-10 seconds - and you will be alive!"

      You will not! Since it is incommensurably more difficult (by orders of magnitude) to provide the necessary acceleration for an object with limited weight and strength than a small beam deflection system (mirror).
      Quote: SovAr238A
      For during these 5-10 seconds, all energy storage devices of a stationary laser are emptied, all equipment will overheat and the laser will turn off by itself, since it has already completed its duty cycle and it needs time to prepare for the next cycle.

      See the first paragraph of this comment.
      Quote: SovAr238A
      Star Wars has very strongly introduced us into the brain with its "piu-piu" - that laser weapons are easy.
      All you have to do is shoot and shoot. You don't even need to know the school...

      The problem is not in the "radiation generator" itself, but in the automation of the guidance process. And so that he does not touch his own, otherwise he will burn out everything that moves.
    3. Bratkov Oleg
      Bratkov Oleg 24 May 2022 12: 54
      +1
      Sorry, but there is a typo in the text.
      Not 5 seconds, but 5 milliseconds.
      1. d4rkmesa
        d4rkmesa 24 May 2022 13: 22
        +1
        It's strange, everywhere they already smashed it on the news about 5 seconds.
        1. Genry
          Genry 24 May 2022 13: 54
          0
          Borisov said about 5 seconds.
    4. Genry
      Genry 24 May 2022 13: 13
      -3
      Parchdoonn, missed:
      Quote: SovAr238A
      Several UAVs of anti-radar action, such as Harpy NG, with modified seeker and supplemented by laser radiation detectors, with coordinated action tactics, such as "Roy", will take out this combat laser with the forces of 5-8 units.

      It's not clear what you mean, but the size, weight and price of your "Harpy" will already be worthy of a shot from a "Derivation" cannon or a "Pine" rocket.
      And how will you detect "laser radiation" when, at this time, your UAV is not yet fried?
      1. SovAr238A
        SovAr238A 24 May 2022 13: 36
        +4
        Quote: Genry

        It's not clear what you mean, but the size, weight and price of your "Harpy" will already be worthy of a shot from a "Derivation" cannon or a "Pine" rocket.
        And how will you detect "laser radiation" when, at this time, your UAV is not yet fried?

        Harpiya-NG, like Harop, are just anti-radar and air defense systems ...
        Thermal imaging channels you say?
        Such that they could detect a low-flying flock of Harops?
        Is their production in the Russian Federation eventually established?
        As far as I know, it still doesn't...
    5. barbos
      barbos 24 May 2022 20: 13
      0
      Let me remind you that the efficiency of lasers does not exceed 50%
      Semiconductor ones can quite provide themselves under 90% and even a little more, though a lot depends on the length of the generated wave and the requirements for radiation. It is realistic to get 70% efficiency and this is a good indicator, it outdoes many thermal engines (rockets and guns).

      In fact, equipping any targets (aircraft, UAVs, missiles) with a laser radiation detector
      Metals, stones, ceramics are cut with femtosecond flashes. These are very short bursts. Electronics can not cope with such speeds.
      Here we are talking about the impact within 5 milliseconds, which is also not much. And this laser radiation is not a guidance or target illumination system. If the system manages to detect it, then this will be the last thing the system can do.

      in general, spin as you like for about 5-10 seconds - just disrupt the beam guidance and do not allow yourself to be constantly exposed to laser radiation for these 5-10 seconds - and you will be alive!
      This should have been planned in advance. In order not to fall under the action of air defense.

      For during these 5-10 seconds, all energy storage devices of a stationary laser are emptied, all equipment will overheat and the laser will turn off by itself, since it has already completed its duty cycle and it needs time to prepare for the next cycle.
      The factory laser hammers practically unprocessed materials for days on end, doing it with extremely short flashes. There are no breaks for reloading.

      A laser worth billions of rubles.
      It's true. They are crushed on the technologies of the last century. The Americans were not going to share technology.
    6. Decadence
      Decadence 24 May 2022 22: 15
      +1
      In Star Wars, things are much more schizophrenic, blasters fire bolts of plasma converted from the Tiban gas contained in the blaster's power cell - essentially clips with cartridges with a built-in heating element.

      In fact, if we compare the level of technological advancement in Star Wars, it is as high as it is far from real physics.
  9. vadimtt
    vadimtt 24 May 2022 09: 13
    0
    I like laser weapons. Irrational like laughing
    Since the time of Sanguine, solid-state fiber-optic lasers pumped by laser diodes have advanced significantly. On any other basis, a mobile complex within the framework of limited energy cannot be built.
  10. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 24 May 2022 09: 39
    +1
    They announced at Peresvet - a mobile nuclear reactor .... did the journalists come up with this? Or do they carry with their reactor?
    1. Genry
      Genry 24 May 2022 13: 07
      -2
      Quote: Zaurbek
      They announced at Peresvet - a mobile nuclear reactor .... did the journalists come up with this? Or do they carry with their reactor?

      Natryndeli all kinds of hype-eaters!
    2. Aist_M
      Aist_M 24 May 2022 20: 39
      0
      Did you also pay attention to the Peresvet cart? She has rollers like a super heavy truck, and the casing is closed, shielded. There is nothing so heavy about the laser itself.
  11. Boratsagdiev
    Boratsagdiev 24 May 2022 11: 33
    0
    Apparently, the Zadira product is a short-range air defense system. It should detect and hit various air targets, ranging from small-sized UAVs. An anti-aircraft weapon of this kind can find a place in the military, in the territorial and even in the ship's air defense - its characteristic capabilities will be useful in all areas
    - how be, we read carefully:
    held it for 5 seconds. This was enough to burn the target. The distance to the air target was 5 km

    not enough power for everything. UAVs and built-in guidance and control systems can hit.
    Something big and fast - no.
    1. Genry
      Genry 24 May 2022 13: 37
      -2
      Quote: BoratSagdiev
      not enough power for everything. UAVs and built-in guidance and control systems can hit.
      Something big and fast - no.

      Any malfunction of the UAV.
      The speed in Mach 3 is about 1 km / s, i.e. 5km-5sec.
  12. Evgenijus
    Evgenijus 24 May 2022 11: 59
    +1
    With this technique, half of the enemy soldiers will be blind in one second, and the survivors will go into guide mode ...
    1. svoroponov
      svoroponov 31 May 2022 09: 44
      -1
      If you pay attention, then almost all American soldiers have glasses. This is just protection from laser radiation.
      1. Evgenijus
        Evgenijus 31 May 2022 10: 12
        0
        Yes, I saw that. I didn’t see the soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine ...
  13. Knell wardenheart
    Knell wardenheart 24 May 2022 12: 01
    -2
    It is doubtful that the complex can be mounted on one chassis. He will need a powerful radar, perhaps even two (detection and guidance) - these are energy-intensive and dimensional things. At a minimum, the radar will be on a separate chassis, since the LO will have to work on UAVs, and a powerful radar will be needed to detect them and accurately aim the beam. Perhaps on a separate chassis there will be a generator for all this. That is, "Zadira" should not be one car, but 2-3 cars that make up the complex.
    If this is done on one chassis, then a huge bandurina will come out, literally blazing in the IR spectrum and shining with a powerful radar.
    You may also need a filling machine - both fuel and coolant, depending on the design of the laser. Considering that the main part of the laser efficiency goes into heat, and the beam fries through the atmosphere for 5 km and in 5 seconds. disables a target at least similar to a reconnaissance light UAV, you can roughly calculate the power of the LO itself, which is necessary for this, and resp. approximate thermal power based on this. Plus heat from the generator, etc. Perhaps in a large product this will be a problem for which there is no longer enough air cooling.
    1. Genry
      Genry 24 May 2022 13: 46
      +1
      Quote: Knell Wardenheart
      He will need a powerful radar, perhaps even two (detection and guidance) - these are energy-intensive and dimensional things.

      All you need is a small optical location station for 10-15 km of reconnaissance, similar to the Sosna air defense system, or just work nearby. And the process of pointing the laser itself is similar to the operation of a lidar with target acquisition and the inclusion of the necessary power.
      Quote: Knell Wardenheart
      Plus heat from the generator, etc. Perhaps in a large product this will be a problem for which air cooling is no longer enough.

      In the tank, about 2 MW of energy is dissipated from the engine.
      1. Foul skeptic
        Foul skeptic 24 May 2022 18: 42
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        In the tank, about 2 MW of energy is dissipated from the engine.

        belay On which tank do you have an engine of 4 and a half thousand "horses"?
        1. Bratkov Oleg
          Bratkov Oleg 24 May 2022 20: 19
          +1
          And what, internal combustion engines are made with 90 ... 100 percent efficiency?
          2 megawatts yes easily.
          1. Foul skeptic
            Foul skeptic 25 May 2022 08: 48
            0
            And what, internal combustion engines are made with 90 ... 100 percent efficiency?
            2 megawatts yes easily.

            Especially when you consider that modern tank engines have a full power of only around 1 megawatt. But they manage to scatter 2 laughing
            I repeat, in order for the tank engine to dissipate 2 MW of energy, its power should be in the region of 4,5 thousand hp. Are there tanks with such engines?
    2. svoroponov
      svoroponov 31 May 2022 09: 54
      -2
      Turks in Libya - laser to hit an UAV in a small car.
      Regarding a laser with a nuclear power source - a satellite reactor - a battery has been helping you since Soviet times. They already existed then.
      On the Energiya rocket, an installation was launched - a combat laser for space, the problem with heat removal was already solved then, and keep in mind, this is in space.
  14. Yves762
    Yves762 24 May 2022 19: 24
    -3
    It's not "badass".
    This is a "brake", moreover, a "pedal", because it's already three months late for sure !!! am

    Although, compared to some thread "Armata" ... request ...By the way, where is she???
    1. Bratkov Oleg
      Bratkov Oleg 24 May 2022 20: 19
      +2
      I'm sorry, the RF Ministry of Defense forgot to report to you.
  15. Commodore Arctic
    Commodore Arctic 24 May 2022 20: 35
    -1
    at a distance of 5 km, a new domestic laser can destroy the design of a flying target.
    stop - if the visibility is "million per million" - a little rain, snow, cloudiness and bye bye ... the energy will dissipate - and as you know, our Motherland is located "almost in the equatorial" wassat belt where everything is "OK" with the weather - then there should be no problems with the application hi
  16. silberwolf88
    silberwolf88 24 May 2022 21: 36
    0
    what a nice news)))
  17. Russian Patriot
    Russian Patriot 24 May 2022 22: 13
    -1
    In 5 years, develop such a breakthrough complex and already put several pieces into the troops ... And even test it in real combat!
    Hard to believe, of course. But I want to believe that this is true.
  18. czes
    czes 3 July 2022 22: 08
    -1
    Who in the Russian Defense Ministry will come up with moronic names for weapons?
  19. usm5
    usm5 6 July 2022 19: 50
    0
    Keeping a hit beam on a target for 5 seconds is a lot. A projectile that flies at a speed of 800 m / s, he definitely will not be able to hit.
  20. Popenko
    Popenko 7 July 2022 14: 01
    0
    Such messages appear so regularly in the press that it is rather information noise that does not contain meaningful information. The monotony of such messages, without specific examples of use, gives reason to doubt the practical value of such weapons.
    1. your1970
      your1970 9 July 2022 08: 11
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      Quote: Popenko
      without specific application examples,

      Yes ??? and nuclear weapons are apparently used left-to-right ???
      Quote: Popenko
      gives reason to doubt the practical value of such weapons.

      Oh well...
  21. Popenko
    Popenko 20 July 2022 13: 08
    0
    A brief annotation to the article would look like this: "Nothing is really known, but this is a step forward." From myself I will add - "How not to get into something" ...
  22. Vahmurka
    Vahmurka 12 August 2022 11: 03
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    Since the time of the Union, a quantum-optical rangefinder has been operated, I will not give the name. This device saw and touched. He was engaged in measuring the distance to objects in orbit and hit the reflectors on the Moon (the size of the spot on the surface is about 150mm). You can hit on optics at a distance of optical visibility. And under the Terra-3 program, planes were shot down back in the 70s.