And here on the Web there were photos of the combat vehicle, on which an unusual installation was installed. There is no consensus on what it is. However, some military experts believe that in this way the North Koreans decided to declare that they were working on a laser weapons.
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Of course, if this is actually a kind of laser complex, then, most likely, it is intended, like the Chinese design, to disable the enemy’s optical equipment or organs of vision of enemy soldiers.
The Chinese have Tanks Type 99 of various modifications installed laser system of active protection of the tank. According to the website "Courage 2004", it consists of a warning system for laser radiation LRW and directly a quantum generator LSDW.
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When a tank receives a signal about the enemy’s irradiation with a laser beam, the warning system generates a signal to rotate the turret towards the detected source, then a weak-power laser beam turns on, which determines the exact location of the target, after which the beam power instantaneously increases to a critical level for the enemy.
True, there are no laser radiation sensors on the Korean machine from the side of the enemy.
In the Soviet years in service with motorized rifle units, such laser weapons appeared as early as 70's. On the BMP-1C installed the so-called "equipment AB-1", which was supposed to laser beam output various optical devices of the enemy.
In the Soviet Union there were even more powerful laser systems on tracked chassis, such as the 1K-11, P-300 and 1K-17. It will take the North Koreans many years to reach their level.