Russia is developing laser systems to counter enemy drones, optical and optical-electronic means.
According to the Deputy Head of the Russian Ministry of Defense Alexei Krivoruchko, since the end of last year, laser systems “Peresvet” have been put on alert.
At the moment, Russian developers are engaged in the creation of other laser systems against unmanned aerial vehicles, as well as optical and optical-electronic means of the enemy, said Krivoruchko.
The Deputy Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation specified that it is planned to create unified complexes of lasers and fire weapons of armored vehicles to combat high-precision weapons.
To counteract drones, Russian experts are developing a radio-frequency complex that can hit their electronic equipment, the newspaper Krasnaya Zvezda writes.
The Peresvet laser complex is the first Russian combat complex based on new physical principles. The creation of a domestic combat laser in the Russian Federation was first announced by Head of State Vladimir Putin in his message to the Federal Assembly on March 1, 2018. Details of the complex are classified.