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Russians Claim to Have Developed an Asat Laser Intended for Aircraft Mounting

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posted on Feb, 25 2018 @ 07:50 PM

Россия активно использовала наработки, полученные при создании самолета с лазерным оружием А-60, и к настоящему времени завершила работы над соответствующим противоспутниковым комплексом, сообщил «Интерфаксу» информированный источник.

«Развитие данного комплекса состоялось, вся проделанная работа позволит сделать шаг вперед в создании подобных самолетов», — заявил собеседник агентства.

Источник отметил, что вероятнее всего «позднее будет создан принципиально новый подобный самолет, но не на базе самолета Ил-76МД». Решение данного вопроса примет Минобороны.

В 2016 году российский концерн «Алмаз-Антей» заявил о работах по созданию лазерного комплекса, предназначенного для подавления с самолета воздушных и космических разведывательных аппаратов.

Google Translated:

Russia actively used the developments gained in the creation of the A-60 laser weapon, and has completed work on an appropriate anti-satellite complex, Interfax was informed by an informed source.

"The development of this complex took place, all the work done will allow to make a step forward in the creation of such aircraft," the source said.

The source noted that the most likely "later will be created a fundamentally new aircraft of this type, but not on the basis of the Il-76MD aircraft." The Ministry of Defense will decide this issue.

In 2016, the Russian concern Almaz-Antey announced the creation of a laser complex designed to suppress air and space reconnaissance vehicles from the airplane.


Lasers have been used against sats for a long time. These are normally temporary blinding lasers, just meant to dazzle, not destroy. The Chinese, US and Russia have done this for some time. It may be a reason the SR-72 may be developed.

Lasers have been tested to DESTROY satellites. The US has done it. Caused a bit of a geopolitical fecal storm in the late 90s.

However, the laser described above is derived from the old Soviet A-60 flying lab[1], much like our own flying lab back in the 80s (ours bagged a sidewinder in flight, fwiw). It is unclear what the power or energy of the laser is (note: those are related, but not the same (watts vs joules)).

This may be a dazzler weapon. Then again, laser diodes are pretty cheap and aggregating them isn't too hard. Physics doesn't care what color your flag is, after all.


posted on Feb, 25 2018 @ 07:54 PM
Use them right, and you could vaporize all that space debris. Or maybe use the laser as a tractor beam to nudge the debris into burn-up orbits.

posted on Feb, 25 2018 @ 07:55 PM
a reply to: stormcell

I wonder if you could nudge it so it would impact a sat...

posted on Feb, 25 2018 @ 08:19 PM
Maybe its cheaper and easier than a missile shot..

posted on Feb, 26 2018 @ 06:27 AM
Once the laser is fired, from an aircraft, who can say who is responsible.

Lasers do not have finger prints.

Russia? China? North Korea? The US doing a false flag? Russian false flag?

Now we need new satellites to shoot down the aircraft that are shooting our satellites.

It never ends!


posted on Feb, 26 2018 @ 11:50 AM
a reply to: pheonix358

That's not true. Lasers will leave a fingerprint the same way anything else would. The same way the Russians were outed for shooting down all those civilians that the world has forgotten about. Every weapon system has a unique way in which it impacts a target and leaves some kind of evidence of what did it. For a laser it might be the shape or size of the associated burn etc etc.

posted on Feb, 26 2018 @ 01:24 PM
a reply to: Caughtlurking

To follow up, the military has been working on orbit inspections, probably precisely for this reason.

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