Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Russia Shows Off It's New Laser Weapon

Gizmodo: Russia Shows Off New Laser Weapon After U.S. Threatens to Pull Out of Missile Treaty

Russian state media published video earlier today of its latest laser weapons system, the Peresvet. The move comes just a day after the U.S. said it would likely pull out of a key arms treaty between the two countries, and the timing of the video’s release doesn’t appear to be a coincidence.

“Peresvet laser systems, based on new physical principles, entered combat service in [a] testing regime with the Russian armed forces,” Russian Defense Ministry’s newspaper said, according to an English translation.

When President Vladimir Putin made his annual address to Russia’s Federal Assembly back in March, he promised to deploy some high-tech weapons in the near future, and the new laser system got what you might call a “soft launch” back in July when the military first unveiled video of the device. But as tensions increase between the U.S. and Russia, it appears that Putin doesn’t want the West to forget that Russia is developing plenty of new weapons should the New Cold War turn hot.

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More News On The Russian Military's Latest Laser Weapon

WATCH Peresvet combat laser system enter test duty in Russia (VIDEO) -- RT
Peresvet combat lasers enter duty with Russia’s armed forces -- TASS
Russia unveils its LASER CANNONS that can destroy targets 'within fractions of a second' and have now begun being deployed -- Daily Mail
Putin unveils Austin Powers-style LASER CANNON that can ‘zap satellites out of space and destroy planes in fraction of second’ -- The SUN

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