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US Navy promised to equip ships with lasers in the near future

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US warships will equip the newest weapons. The laser is capable of destroying small vessels and unmanned aircraft in a split second. This is stated on the website of the CBS television channel. It is known that the first ship equipped with laser systems will not appear until next year. The first prototype will be placed on the Pons ship converted into a floating base.


This was told by the rear admiral of the US Navy Matthew Klander. According to him, this will be the first real use of laser weapons. And he proposes to use it in the Persian Gulf, where Iranian boats and drones sometimes disturb US Navy ships.

"The latest technology will allow you to create laser beams that can be fixed on the target and not lose it, regardless of the movement of the ship, strong winds and waves," said Klander. He also added that lasers will cut the target like a blowtorch, they can also be used to blind cameras of reconnaissance planes.

However, the laser will not be able to hit the target if it moves too fast. This applies primarily to missiles and jets. Bad weather will not play into the hands either: the beam may be distorted.

"Development will cost 40 millions of dollars, and it is planned to equip ships with lasers within six years," said Klander. He expressed the hope that this weapon would pay off, because each shot of one Sidewinder rocket, which is currently the most common in the Navy, costs $ 475 thousand.

"One laser impulse is about $ 1. And what is the dollar compared to the thousands and millions that are now being spent on military technology," he concluded.
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  1. Vladimirets
    Vladimirets April 9 2013 12: 04
    11
    "However, the US Navy is confident that the costs will ultimately result in savings, since the cost of one laser shot will not exceed one dollar," ITAR-TASS reports.

    Get ready, the laser shots for one bucks will be enough for everyone. wink
    1. fzr1000
      fzr1000 April 9 2013 12: 19
      +3
      Why so expensive? It is necessary that no more than a quarter (0,25c), and then Bolivar .... pah budget can not stand.
    2. Atlon
      Atlon April 9 2013 12: 45
      14
      US Navy promised to equip ships with lasers in the near future

      In this regard, 100500 laser pointers have already been purchased in China!



      In the kit, there are already batteries !!!

      1. bolyasnikov evgenij
        bolyasnikov evgenij April 9 2013 13: 08
        +1
        LIKE THE TRUTH
        1. baltika-18
          baltika-18 April 9 2013 13: 49
          +6
          Quote: bolyasnikov evgenij
          LIKE THE TRUTH

          On a lie.
          A small smoke screen (smoke is microparticles, suspension) and a laser (light wave) lose their power significantly due to wave properties such as interference and diffraction. Even ordinary rain and fog, evaporation and convective fluxes affect the beam power.
          1. Jin
            Jin April 9 2013 14: 56
            +1
            Quote: baltika-18
            Even ordinary rain and fog, evaporation and convective currents affect the power of the beam.


            Hi everyone! Moreover, the application of mirror sprays (coatings) significantly reduces the effectiveness of this kind of weapon ... It is dumb, of course, unmasks, but as in that joke: "Well, let him be a coward, let him be a dolboy, etc. ... but alive!"
            1. Wedmak
              Wedmak April 9 2013 15: 10
              -1
              Moreover, the application of mirror coatings (coatings), significantly reduces the effectiveness

              And if you mount reflectors in the casing (if anyone does not know - three mutually perpendicular mirrors) and cover them with light armor with a deforming color - there will be a surprise! Not only do you have to get there (there’s not enough machine gun that will figure out where), so even when fired, the armor will of course be burned by a laser, but ... the laser will go back to the gun !!! Voila. I killed the gun myself.
              1. Kars
                Kars April 9 2013 15: 14
                +5
                Armored vehicles are already being prepared))))))))))))
                1. Jin
                  Jin April 9 2013 15: 18
                  0
                  Quote: Kars
                  Armored vehicles are already being prepared))))))))))))


                  laughing That's okay !!! And riding the gun is the usual place of the loader ... But what? Zabronevoe space was reduced and the gun was made, rechargeable from a muzzle !!! "Completely external ammunition" of the tenth generation good
                2. Wedmak
                  Wedmak April 9 2013 15: 20
                  +1
                  Yes .. a bright bunny will turn out in the sun. laughing The Yankees have not even begun to produce weapons, but they already have an answer ... they lose their grip, they lose. lol
                  1. Jin
                    Jin April 9 2013 15: 35
                    0
                    Quote: Wedmak
                    The Yankees have not even begun to produce weapons, but they already have an answer ... they lose their grip, they lose.

                    laughing Verily! And this is a trend of all recent years ...
              2. Jin
                Jin April 9 2013 15: 14
                0
                Quote: Wedmak
                Voila. I killed the gun myself.


                Yes, something amers never cease to amaze))) another theme from the same opera as their fifth generation "drop dead" laughing
                1. GELEZNII_KAPUT
                  GELEZNII_KAPUT April 9 2013 16: 30
                  0
                  so they are already going to do the sixth! laughing
          2. SerAll
            SerAll April 9 2013 22: 37
            0
            "In lies.
            A small smoke screen (smoke is microparticles, suspension) and the laser (light wave) loses its power at times, due to such wave properties as interference and diffraction. Even ordinary rain and fog, vapor and convective currents affect the power of the beam. "

            You are right, the HUMAN role is played by the permeability of the medium ...
            With such humidity as at sea, it’s not real ... it won’t work unless it’s like a flashlight .... They have read myths ... so there’s the range, sunny day, the material of the ships is corresponding, tarred ...
          3. Ascetic
            Ascetic April 10 2013 01: 19
            +1
            Quote: baltika-18
            A small smoke screen (smoke is microparticles, suspension) and a laser (light wave) lose their power significantly due to wave properties such as interference and diffraction. Even ordinary rain and fog, evaporation and convective fluxes affect the beam power.


            in the 80s, we tested a combat laser aboard the Dixon experimental ship (it is often called the “Admiral Gorshkov hyperboloid”). Aquilon shipborne laser system had to hit coastal objects.
            However, during tests in the summer of 1980, it turned out that most of the energy of the beam “Ate” the evaporation of moisture from the surface of the sea, due to which the efficiency was only 5 percent. And, despite the fact that the laser managed to heat the coastal target at a distance of about 4 km, the program was curtailed, considering work with sea-based beam weapons.

            Here, with the help of accelerators of charged or neutral particles (electrons, protons, neutral hydrogen atoms), a stream is formed, which is then focused into a narrow beam. Possessing high energy, such a beam is capable of radiation (ionizing) and thermomechanical effects to destroy the shells of the hulls of aircraft and ballistic missiles, initiate x-ray radiation, disable on-board electronic equipment, damage the molecular structure of the human body, and the influence of atmospheric factors on it is minimal.

            It is known that from the 60s, the Radiotechnical Institute named after Academician A.L. Minz (RTI), MRTI, and a number of other institutions have been engaged in beam weapons. Very little is known about what is being done in this area - which suggests that the direction remains promising. An indirect confirmation of their success is the work carried out by the Americans on the study of special reflective coatings for anti-ship missiles, as well as fragmentary reports on testing weapons "based on new physical principles" at the Navy's facilities. This wording also appears in some statements by representatives of the Russian state.
            link
      2. Captain Vrungel
        Captain Vrungel April 9 2013 17: 27
        0
        If the Yankees considered it a serious, modern weapon, they would not have installed it on the decommissioned Pons LPD-15 amphibious dock ship built in 1971, subtype Trenton (transferred to India).
        Installation on the ship, if drowned or drowned, then do not mind.
        In the good old Soviet times, we had 2 ships with laser installations. Foros and Dixon. They ended their lives astern to the pier. They correctly emphasized that it would take a long and tedious task to cut the target like a blowtorch.
      3. domokl
        domokl April 9 2013 18: 31
        +1
        Either they frighten me with plates, they say vile ones fly, then their dogs bark, they have ruins they say ... Now everything in the American Navy is full laughing laser
    3. baltika-18
      baltika-18 April 9 2013 13: 42
      0
      Quote: Vladimirets
      However, the US Navy is confident that the costs will ultimately result in savings, since the cost of one laser shot will not exceed one dollar, ITAR-TASS reports.

      All this crap.
      There are many swindlers and thieves in America too.
      At the present stage, the task is impossible. Experiments, developments, yes. In the combat plan, something will be possible in 30-40 years, and then maybe at that time it will be no longer effective.
    4. Reasonable, 2,3
      Reasonable, 2,3 April 10 2013 03: 59
      0
      Give money in rubles! Apot build another fantasy.
  2. GRDS
    GRDS April 9 2013 12: 07
    +7
    I wonder where so much energy will be collected on such a craft, the reactor will be chilled there, and what kind of power should the kander be?)))))))
    1. mamba
      mamba April 9 2013 12: 50
      +2
      The Navy and the US Department of Defense are currently developing three types of lasers that can, in principle, be used on an ammunition laser: SSL solid-state laser, SSL slit laser, and FEL free electron laser. One of the experienced SSL fiber laser demonstrators was created by the Navy under the LaWS laser weapon system program. Another variant of the Navy SSL fiber laser was developed under the TLS tactical laser system program. Among the U.S. Department of Defense's SSL slotted laser development programs, the MLD Marine Laser Demonstration Program is an advanced laser weapon designed to quickly demonstrate its capabilities.
      The Navy has also created a low-power prototype FEL free-electron laser and is currently developing a prototype laser of this type of higher power.
      Read more: http://vpk-news.ru/articles/9124
      The U.S. Navy Research Department and Northrop Grumman released a video on April 8 about successful trials of a prototype marine-based solid-state combat laser. The video (http://vedomosti.ru/~laser) shows the results of the action of a laser beam at a distance of several miles on a target located on the boat: the action of the beam causes a boat engine fire. We are still talking about prototype tests, and it’s still a long way to creating a real combat system, but this is a very promising area in the field of naval weapons, emphasizes Mikhail Barabanov, editor of Moscow Defense Brief, and it’s about creating a laser not only against surface, but also air targets, for example, to intercept anti-ship missiles. The installation of laser combat systems for the Navy is very beneficial, since it will save ships from having to have ammunition for missiles and shells for these purposes, the expert says, and the reaction time will probably decrease.
      Experiments on the creation of laser weapons were carried out in the Navy of the USSR, reminds Barabanov, - in the 70-80s. there were almost more of them than in the USA. The Black Sea Fleet even had a special experimental vessel “Dixon” for testing laser weapons, and the first tests on it were carried out as far back as 1980. In addition, there was a experimental vessel “Foros” for testing laser means of blinding enemy weapons: (http: // vedomosti.ru/~dixon, http://vedomosti.ru/~foros).
      1. Atlon
        Atlon April 9 2013 13: 03
        +9
        Quote: mamba
        The video (http://vedomosti.ru/~laser) shows the results of the action of a laser beam at a distance of several miles on a target located on the boat: the action of the beam causes a boat engine fire.

        laughing
        Well, I watched the video ... The laser is actually not "a few miles away" but on the same boat on the pylon on the left! wink the truth is not immediately visible, only at the end of the video it falls into the frame, but when watching the video, questions immediately arise (until the laser in the frame noticed):
        1. How can you keep the beam so clearly at one point, with such a wave on the sea and a pretty strong buildup of the target?
        2. How can you keep the beam at one point so clearly when the ship is carrying the laser on board? And even a few miles away?
        So while I was thinking, here the laser saw in the frame! And since the pylon is attached to the target itself, it sways in place with it! And from here and the fantastic accuracy of the beam! laughing
        1. Jin
          Jin April 9 2013 15: 00
          +2
          Quote: Atlon
          How can you keep the beam so clearly at one point, with such a wave on the sea and a pretty strong buildup of the target?


          Colleague, I think the same way as when pointing, for example, a tank gun in motion ... No, I do not support this video and do not affirm anything, so by the way, it’s simple drinks
          1. Atlon
            Atlon April 9 2013 16: 22
            +3
            Quote: Jin
            Colleague, I think the same way as when pointing, for example, a tank gun in motion ...

            The tank gun is not a laser! The projectile does not need to hit a point the size of a ruble coin. it can be both higher and lower ... And the laser must be in one point! And judging by the video for a long time! With such a pitching, it is simply IMPOSSIBLE! Moreover, considering that the "shooter" also sways. So fake is ... bully
            1. Jin
              Jin April 9 2013 16: 25
              +1
              Quote: Atlon
              So the fake is ..


              Everything may very well be) I generally think that the time has not yet come for compact and effective combat lasers, so far we do not correspond in technology.
        2. GELEZNII_KAPUT
          GELEZNII_KAPUT April 9 2013 16: 51
          0
          I read komenty to the video, they write everyone who praises, who does not, but it never came to one! laughing
    2. Atlon
      Atlon April 9 2013 12: 52
      +2
      Quote: GRDS
      I wonder where so much energy will gain on such a craft

      Quote: Atlon
      In the kit, there are already batteries !!!

      wink
      1. Thunderbolt
        Thunderbolt April 9 2013 13: 23
        +2
        Quote: GRDS
        I wonder where so much energy will gain on such a craft
        In the USA, 1 kWh costs 12 cents, one shot is one dollar. Here and count laughing Indeed, the "wonder weapon" ...)
  3. Romn
    Romn April 9 2013 12: 10
    +3
    I would like to see what they can do, but for now no one bothers to talk! smile
  4. Su24
    Su24 April 9 2013 12: 11
    +4
    Drive up our dear overseas friends)) Laser on a floating base, yeah, Ahmadinejad, be afraid!
  5. vladsolo56
    vladsolo56 April 9 2013 12: 11
    +7
    Great news to put the toy for 40 lemons. and frighten her with a raven, not at sea, that means gulls.
  6. ziqzaq
    ziqzaq April 9 2013 12: 12
    10
    "One laser impulse is about $ 1. And what is the dollar compared to the thousands and millions that are now being spent on military technology," he concluded.
    Freshly giving, but hard to believe .....
    Rear Admiral of the American Navy Matthew Clander is an American storyteller, a budget chainsaw ....
    1. Wedmak
      Wedmak April 9 2013 12: 33
      +3
      Not even a storyteller. The great science fiction writers of the past, present and future are nothing at all compared to him ...
      He thought it was interesting?
      1. ziqzaq
        ziqzaq April 9 2013 12: 37
        +3
        Hello Denis!
        Quote: Wedmak
        He thought it was interesting?

        Like this:
        999999 $ to me, and $ 1 per shot, and we will shoot in bursts .......
        1. Wedmak
          Wedmak April 9 2013 14: 52
          0
          Of course, he knows arithmetic ... but physics ... I mean, if the money is not electronic, he will be overwhelmed with nafig, like that rajah antelope.
          1. ziqzaq
            ziqzaq April 9 2013 15: 22
            0
            Quote: Wedmak
            Of course, he knows arithmetic ... but physics ...

            But why the hell is physics? Like him and Serdyukov, they learned to count money - all of them are rear admirals or defense ministers ...... Their mother .....
  7. evgenii67
    evgenii67 April 9 2013 12: 12
    +2
    Americans, your ship has rusty sides (pictured), which lasers?
  8. Stiletto
    Stiletto April 9 2013 12: 15
    +2
    Quote: evgenii67
    Americans, your ship has rusty sides (pictured), which lasers?

    Well, that’s precisely why they are not sorry for Mr. G. on the city.
  9. Plowing
    Plowing April 9 2013 12: 20
    +8
    Rave. Just absolute. They have already mastered the railgun. Surprisingly simple. The laser has no tasks, in principle, except in the near air defense, but how are they better than the Volcanoes? Another cut. Already tried to shove on the 747th and did it.
  10. Doctor Evil
    Doctor Evil April 9 2013 12: 22
    +4
    What kind of junk is this photo? A promising carrier of miracle lasers?
    1. GreatRussia
      GreatRussia April 9 2013 21: 09
      0
      What kind of junk is this photo? A promising carrier of miracle lasers?

      In general, I initially thought that it was some kind of target. repeat
  11. Citizen
    Citizen April 9 2013 12: 38
    +2
    Do not spare money for upgrades
  12. pensioner
    pensioner April 9 2013 12: 40
    +4
    Quote: Romn
    I would like to see what they do

    Two ships from two sides cling tightly to the target, so that they would not rock the boat, and from the third ship they will cut it with a laser for a long time and hard. It may not work out differently.
  13. lewerlin53rus
    lewerlin53rus April 9 2013 12: 58
    +5
    What an April Fool's publication. Or the general got carried away with Russian science fiction. ”I read" The Hyperboloid of Engineer Garin. "
    lasers will cut the target like a blowtorch,

    Since when has a blowtorch been used to cut metal? belay fool
    Blinding the optics, it's understandable. But everything else is Xoxland cheese. At this rate, they will soon start installing anti-gravitators on tanks
  14. Asgard
    Asgard April 9 2013 12: 59
    +5
    Bullshit ... incompetent zhurnalyug ...
    The cost of the battery is 1 dollar, how to apply this power in a laser?
    So the cost of the "backlight" will be much higher)) + gyroscopic platform, + computing power to predict the movement of the target and the carrier itself .... + amortization of the very, ,,,, not cheap installation (oh, I'll tell you what other costs) ))
    The Laser Beam is attenuated in inverse proportion to the square of the distance to the object, + the presence of water vapor in the air (we act over the water surface)), the level of pollution .... a simple smoke screen will be practically guaranteed protection from the "light toy" the ship will be practically invulnerable)))

    Maser is much more perspective, the same garbage, a beam. but not in the optical range ... But for some reason they do not develop. there are practically no closed media for penetration for it, the conditions of interference, diffraction will allow to obtain more power with minimal energy impact. And it was opened earlier .... but there is some kind of prohibition (so that in science, not everything is just so ......
    For example, on "UFO" will be very Effective)) but do not develop ......
    1. Averias
      Averias April 9 2013 19: 26
      0
      I agree, Masers are much more effective. But something strange happens to them (development, research, experiments). No information, the impression is that they "buried" But this is just alarming.
  15. Pacifist
    Pacifist April 9 2013 13: 02
    +3
    Everything except systems for blinding optoelectronic intelligence units, delirium. Not technological, you can do it, but operational. The requirements are simple, EU systems + stabilization and deviation compensation system + emitter system, technically requires special class ships, such as a floating power plant. In addition, the amers faced the problem of stabilization and beam guidance even on an airplane, some of the problems were solved, but not all. Now estimate that the sausage is stronger, the plane flying at altitude or the ship during pitching. In general, everything is certainly feasible, but completely economically pointless at the current technological stage. At the current time, there are no applications on ships other than the auxiliary functions of the short-range anti-aircraft defense.
    Amerovsky admiral success in the cut.
  16. bolyasnikov evgenij
    bolyasnikov evgenij April 9 2013 13: 07
    +3
    NONSENSE
  17. sniper
    sniper April 9 2013 13: 14
    +1
    Lord while , of course, this is a toy and it is still far from combat use ... But it is from the Wright brothers' stack that modern combat vehicles have grown ... So I see no reason to laugh, our overseas "friends" are digging and digging in this direction and sooner or later but the result will be ...
  18. tomket
    tomket April 9 2013 13: 17
    +2
    I don’t understand, the laser is installed against ships and boats, and the motivation, they say, is expensive to shoot the sidewinder rockets. Is the sidewinder anti-ship rocket ???? At the same time, they clarified that the laser is helpless against planes and missiles, so where does the side-guy if he was and will remain ????
  19. rpek32
    rpek32 April 9 2013 13: 28
    +2
    I read somewhere that it’s very hemorrhoidal to use a laser at sea — they say that the thermal energy of the laser is absorbed by moisture. I can’t find the link unfortunately already
    1. Averias
      Averias April 9 2013 13: 49
      +2
      And do not look, not only that moisture, but also the presence of salt in the air creates no less hemorrhoids.
  20. Gorchakov
    Gorchakov April 9 2013 13: 38
    +5
    What difference does it make to us how American ships will be sunk, with a laser, without a laser ... ??? All the same, they’ll go down after the work of our submarines ...
    1. Waterfall
      Waterfall April 9 2013 13: 43
      -1
      You have their caps, but more.
  21. Averias
    Averias April 9 2013 13: 48
    +3
    I read the article, and immediately conducted an experiment, took a laser pointer (200mW) and pointed it at a friend's house (200 - 250 m. Skype was turned on and he showed me the state of the laser point on the wall. When I held it in my hands (I don’t drink and there’s a tremor cannot in fact) the point jumped like a crazy one. I fixed it with a clamp on a 32 kg weight, and the weight stands on the concrete floor of the balcony. From a passing car - the point jumps, jumped - jump. Opened through windows on the balcony (strong draft), the point jumps. they (the USA) are going to hit a large target at a distance, when even during a calm period the ship shakes. What kind of servo compensators should be? And at what speed should the computer work to correct and keep the beam on the target? And I'm not talking about the energy source, in vain they placed it on the floating base. And nobody canceled the smokescreen. Although, as an idea, this is normal. Only now it costs a little. And the ship itself is an excellent target, and therefore escort ships are needed. Wait and see. And then the F-35 is also that year of "summer em ". laughing
    1. Atlon
      Atlon April 11 2013 01: 42
      0
      Quote: Averias
      How they (USA) are going to hit at a distance of a large target, even when the ship shakes during calm. What kind of servo compensators should be? And at what speed should the computer work to adjust and keep the beam on target?

      Yes that's right. This is nonsense. It will cease to be nonsense when the laser becomes a hyperboloid type of engineer Garin. Remember this piece? There, the beam cut any structures like butter, with a simple movement of the hand. In other words, when the power is such that it will not be necessary to hold the beam at the point for a destructive effect on the target, but it is enough to simply "strike" the beam on it for an instant cut, then we can talk. However, even if this becomes possible, the energy will be needed enormous! For technology, technology, and the law of conservation has not been canceled ...
  22. Vtel
    Vtel April 9 2013 13: 49
    13
    I suggest that the Iranians glue the boats with laser discs. Hit the laser disk on the lasers of the enemy!
    1. 123dv
      123dv April 9 2013 15: 51
      0
      In the case of attacks of various kinds with high-precision weapons, it is really effective to massively use compact discs, sculpt them everywhere, on trees, buildings, and so on and so forth ....
      Microwaves are also effective. After a simple refinement, the microwave turns into ..... the microwave turns into .... a powerful source of interference in the centimeter range ...
  23. amp
    amp April 9 2013 14: 23
    +1
    They already made flying lasers at the base of the Boeheng, and what came of it?
    Big zilch.
  24. sven27
    sven27 April 9 2013 14: 24
    0
    The trouble with this weapon of the future is that it really works under ideal conditions
  25. slavik_gross
    slavik_gross April 9 2013 14: 38
    +1
    yes, once again, trillions will fly into the United States pipe, ha ha ha $ 1 where 1 there and not even a trillion is far from .....
  26. jayich
    jayich April 9 2013 15: 12
    0
    It should also not be forgotten that the development and development of a space laser, and not a sea one, was carried out at Dikson, and it flew into a pretty penny, and here 40 million dollars laughing and for use in the air 20-30-40 years is not real
  27. 11Goor11
    11Goor11 April 9 2013 15: 31
    0
    Another USaw (ameropil)?
  28. shinobi
    shinobi April 9 2013 16: 04
    +1
    That's where they saw so they saw the loot! Our generals have a rest. And you won’t dig in, everything is on completely legal grounds.
  29. avensis
    avensis April 9 2013 16: 40
    +1
    Every time I hear about the next amerskoy miracle weapon, I remember the film "Aviator" where DiCaprio played the role of this very aviator. Well, of course, he built airplanes, but when his office with Lockheed Martin collided against the background of state orders, they were appointed Senate hearings regarding the received Ahhulliards and zero results. (The plane was never made) So he said something like - "look on LM - they got 10 times more than we did and didn't do a fucking thing either. It's just business - some pump up society with horror stories, others allocate state money, others research - they are doing something, they say - "oh, damn it didn't work out" and so And our pid ... will also learn soon ...
  30. Ruslan Bear
    Ruslan Bear April 9 2013 19: 37
    +1
    another prodigy