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Variety of Ground-based Laser Weapons


At the same time, the United States is still developing ground-based burning laser weapons for anti satellite test. 1997, the U.S. military hit a laser beam successfully for the first time with the mid infrared advanced chemical laser which emitted by the United States Air Force Meteorological satellite. Since then, the United States has repeatedly conducted a similar test. On March 7, 2007, Russia tower season Maria satellite suddenly stop working, Russian space experts doubt, it is damaged by the US at the time of the laser test .

Laser weapon to protect small target

In addition to the heavyweight strategic objectives, the United States has developed a variety of relatively small high energy 30000mw Laser weapons for air defense, base defense and even anti roadside bombs. In air defense and base defense operations, in order to shoot down the aircraft, missiles and shells, the defense side often have to use a more expensive missiles to intercept. And the energy as a "ammunition" of the laser weapon is no such problem. Raytheon developed the solid laser in 2006 and had shoot down incoming 60 mm shells successfully, the United States and Israel jointly developed the mobile theater high energy laser weapon repeatedly in the trial shot down "card Katyusha rocket. In addition, the U.S. Navy worried that terrorists use small vessels to launch attacks on warships. To this end, the company also specializes the ship borne laser weapon, and demonstrates how to use it to attack small vessels.

In recent years, the American war, repeatedly condemned because of harming civilians. The Pentagon believes that the high accuracy of the 200mw Green Laser weapon is expected to allow the United States to get rid of this dilemma. America experts Jeremy Singh said that the NATO air strikes on television Belgrade in 1999, the missile explosion caused 16 people died, but if used laser weapons, it would destroy precise antenna and transmitting equipment to make television paralysis without causing any casualties. Even against tanks so heavily armored targets, tactical laser weapons can also destroy its antennas and other communications and observation system, let the tank becomes "deaf" or "blind". In 2009, Boeing took advantage of a C-130H aircraft carrying high energy chemical lasers to destroy the engine of a ground car to make it break down. Boeing says such an attack would not damage the personnel in the vehicle.

Laser weapons will not be absolutely invincible

Liu Jiangping said that any advanced weapons have their own limitations, although 50mw Laser weapons have a variety of advantages, it will not be absolutely invincible. Because the laser propagation will be affected by the atmospheric disturbance, clouds and other weather conditions, also equipped with laser weapons satellites, aircraft and ship is not perfect, such as aircraft are vulnerable to attack, after these carrying platform are destroyed, laser weapons also cannot play a role. In addition, the existing laser weapons can not work long hours, several times after the launch of a continuous need to re-add energy or cooling, which provides an opportunity for the opponent to attack.


RAM Missiles Vs Laser Weapon


Routh was born

In 2010, the U. S. Navy Surface Warfare Research Center and Cottus company signed a contract worth $11 million, for the development of the solid fiber burning laser weapon system. Cottus company put forward the technical route before various studies funded by the U. S. Navy.
The laser can produce beam source, current laser divided into several major categories of solid state laser device, liquid laser, gas laser, free electron laser. Routh uses the simplest and most inexpensive and reliable fiber laser

30000mw Blue Laser HTPOW

There is a strong Russian laser weapon. In view of this laser weapon , the western countries try their best to weaken Russia's nuclear deterrent capability. With the increasing maturity of military space technology, western countries have put the military 100mw Laser Pointer into space. Currently, U.S. spy satellites can detect any corner of the territory of Russia, and with anti missile network construction accelerated,Russia's strategic nuclear missile detection sensitivity and response speed continues to increase, which effectively inhibits the advantage of Russian mobile land-based nuclear power.

Optical fiber laser

In 1988, Shinizi invented the double cladding layer 5000mw Laser laser, this fiber laser has the advantages of small volume, high energy conversion efficiency,(up to 70%) The biggest advantage is that it doesn't need a cooling system.Cottus company using six 5 kW fiber laser, total output power comes to 32 kW, this fiber laser has the advantages of small volume.During 1987 to 1988, the United States Navy conduct a series of shooting test at White Sands test field.They destroyed a supersonic anti-ship missile successfully. At the age of 2000, the United States Navy has developed the "target -1" and "target -2" carrier lasers.

With low energy laser to achieve stable tracking, and then launch high energy laser, about 2 seconds to achieve the time to shoot down.Routh laser short-range defense system has entered the mature stage of developmentThe free electron laser weapon developed by the United States Navy is more complicated, but the prospect is more extensive.

During 1987 to 1988, the United States Navy conduct a series of shooting test at White Sands test field with the world's most powerful laser pointer .They destroyed a supersonic anti-ship missile successfully with a powerful laser weapon . At the age of 2000, the United States Navy has developed the "target -1" and "target -2" carrier lasers.