China joins the race of laser weapons

China joins the race of laser weapons

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China joins the race of laser weapons

US Air Force hopes to install on Lockheed Martin laser technology on ABC isstrebitelyah 6 generations about 2030-2040 years to shoot down enemy missiles, drones, drones and airplanes. But judging by the achievements in the research of lasers China, PLAAF, apparently, will not keep up with his awesome lasers on their awesome fighter.

Lasers and other directed energy weapons are all the rage in Washington, given the US statement at a recent conference on the theme “New Dawn Defense: directed energy”. Indeed, the US Navy has used lasers on warships deployed in the Persian Gulf, and are going to equip other systems, such as helicopters overhead, similar technologies. Lasers are also an important part of long-term plans numerical victory over China’s anti-ship missiles.

Chinese Academy of Engineering Physics in July 2015 again introduced the Low Altitude Guard I to Beijing Weapons Expo. Disguised container holds power barriers, cooling system, and a computer to control a laser turret on top. With 10 kilowatts of power, 85 degrees pointing and 2km radius of destruction, Guard I can quickly bring down low-flying drone in cramped urban environments, with the collateral damage will either be absent or negligible.

China joins the race of laser weapons

But, as in other areas of technology, so China will not give a position. Chinese Academy of Engineering Physics has launches an efficient laser turret showcased at Beijing Weapons Expo this month.

Laser beam weapon turrets located on the right side and night vision and infrared camera – on the left. The fact that China is willing to openly sell automatic, lethal laser for law enforcement and counter-terrorism, raises the question of how far the program of development of military laser weapons in the country.
Product cooperation Academy and Jiuyuan Hi-Tech Equipment Corporation, Low Altitude Guard I – 10 kilowatt laser is designed to hunt low-flying drones in the 2km radius. Electro-optical turret Low Altitude Guard I can “see” at a distance of 5km. In the release, the developer boasts automatic firing: weapons can identify and track scout drones, so that the operator will only need to click on. Small size Low Altitude Guard I allow it to seamlessly accommodate high-rise buildings around critical infrastructures such as airports and dams. Lasers are also cheaper and safe solution to protect the air, especially in urban areas, compared with guns and rockets.

China joins the race of laser weapons

Low Altitude Guard II more powerful mobile laser turrets follower with potential military applications which are not limited to shooting drones, but maybe help you understand and mortar and rocket attacks.
What is more interesting, the Academy plans to develop a more powerful version of the Low Altitude Guard II, located on the truck. Stronger laser turret can extend defenses against drones, aircraft, missiles and artillery shells up to several kilometers, in fact, up to distances of modern air defense system. As in the US Army, China will soon have planes and warships with their own anti-missile lasers.

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