Initial Operational Capability (IOC): March 2018
Total Production: ?
Also Known As: Russian Mobile Laser Weapon
Origin: Russia
Parent System: Peresvet
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): March 2018
Total Production: ?
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Description: The Peresvet, also known as Russian Mobile Laser Weapon, is a new high energy laser weapon system unveiled by President Putin on March 1, 2018. The laser weapon system was already operational within the Russian Army but has not received an official designation yet. The most likely use of this weapon is to counter unmanned air vehicles (UAV), cruise missiles and other low speed aircraft flying at low altitude. The laser beam is generated at the end of the carrier vehicle which features a sort of steerable laser cannon. No further details were released about this weapon but the laser system itself may be powered by a small nuclear powerplant similar to the one used on the Poseidon nuclear torpedo and the Burevestnik global cruise missile. In July 2018 the new details emerged about the Peresvet purpose which may consist on blinding electro-optical sensors onboard surveillance Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites and unmanned aircraft. The Peresvet is being deployed on Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBM) within Russian territory. In the event of an ICBM launch the laser system might be employed to blind space based assets from registering the launch. Besides, the system can be employed to engage the guidance system of several types of missiles that are based upon image matching to identify their targets.

Peresvet News

There are 7 news between
1 Mar 2018 and 15 Jun 2020
Monday, June 15, 2020Russian S-400 and Buk-M3 Missile Systems May Get Anti-Hypersonic Capabilities
Friday, May 17, 2019Russia to Develop High Energy Lasers for Army and Navy
Wednesday, December 5, 2018Russia Showcases Peresvet Laser Weapon System
Thursday, July 19, 2018Russia Unveils New Video Footage of Next Generation Weapons
Friday, March 23, 2018Russia Names New Strategic Weapons
Saturday, March 3, 2018New Russian Mobile Laser Weapon Might Be Nuclear-Powered
Thursday, March 1, 2018Russia Developing Myriad of New Weapon Systems to Overcome US Missile Defenses

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