Russian military-industrial complex commissioned by the Ministry of Defense returned to combat the development of lasers
«Next year, just three businesses — Taganrog Aviation Scientific-Technical concern Beriev (Beriev) and Voronezh company» Chimprom-automatics «- received terms of reference for the establishment of a laser capable to burn body aircraft, satellites and ballistic missiles,» — said the «News» an informed source in the military-industrial complex.
According to the newspaper began to modernize Beriev flying laboratory A-60 on the basis of transport aircraft IL-76. Aircraft based on the factory airfield at Taganrog.
In 1991 the available laboratory tests were made to dazzle samonavedeniyaraket optical heads, but in 2011 work stalled due to lack of funding. At the moment, there were funds, says source of the newspaper, and the optical setup a more powerful laser, a flying laboratory will take a complete redesign.
«Tentatively, the modernization of the entire aircraft will be conducted in 2013 provided a measured financing. Parallel to start installing new units laser system. I hope to raise the machine in the sky and begin to research will have in the next year «, — said the representative of the Beriev.
According to him, development work resumed at the moment at a highest technical level. Former task modification 1LK222 was blinding and temporary disablement of optical satellite systems on all types of orbits. Work on its creation was completed in 2009, and on state tests recognized promising product. At the moment, based on it will be created with an advanced set of laser to destroy air targets.
«The laser will burn the enemy’s highest release thermal energy. It must act in the air and the vacuum of space. Lasers are considered as promising weapons unmanned hypersonic aircraft or of cosmic platforms «- he added» Izvestia «.
Laser 1LK222 is the foundation of the whole system of counteraction aerospace forces. System codenamed «Falcon-Echelon» and developed Concern PVO «Almaz-Antey» and CB «Himpromavtomatika» the newspaper said.
Voronezh engaged in the laser itself, and Muscovites — complexes of control and guidance. Experiments with individual units and systems have not been interrupted, and almost ready laser in ground form, say in the workplace.