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The four main features of laser weapons
- Nov 16, 2018 -

Laser weapon is a directed energy weapon that directly destroys or disables a target by using a high-energy concentrated laser beam that is directed. A high-tech, new-concept weapon that destroys or kills targets such as aircraft, missiles, satellites, and personnel with the enormous energy carried by high-brightness laser beams. Strong laser weapons have unparalleled advantages of other weapons. Strong laser weapons have the advantages of high speed, high precision, long interception distance, rapid fire transfer, no external electromagnetic interference, and strong combat capability.

Many Western countries such as the United States, Russia, Britain, Germany, France, and Israel are actively developing strong laser weapons. After more than 30 years of research, laser weapons have matured and will play an increasingly important role in the future battlefield.

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Extremely fast

Lasers as weapons have many unique advantages. First of all, it can fly at the speed of light, 300,000 kilometers per second, and no weapon has such a high speed. Once it is aiming, it will take almost no time to hit the target, and there is no need to consider the amount of advance.

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High energy

In addition, it can concentrate more than 1 million times energy of nuclear weapons in a very small area, in a very short time, and can change direction very flexibly without any radioactive contamination.

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Anti-interference

Laser weapons are extremely fast and have strong anti-electromagnetic interference capabilities.

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Can't fight all-weather

The shortcoming of laser weapons is that they cannot be operated all-weather, limited by heavy fog, heavy snow, heavy rain, and the laser emission system is a precision optical system, and the survivability on the battlefield remains to be tested.

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In general, laser weapons have the advantages of fast attack speed, flexible steering, accurate strike, and immunity to electromagnetic interference, but they also have weaknesses such as weather and environmental impact. Laser weapons mainly refer to high-power laser weapons, which are directed energy weapons that use laser beams to destroy or disable targets such as aircraft, missiles, and satellites. According to the carrier, the laser weapons can be divided into: ship-borne, vehicle-mounted, airborne, ground-based, space-borne (space-based) laser weapon systems.