The Germans laser shot down drone

The Germans laser shot down drone

Defense Aerospace reports that the German company Rheinmetall tests were carried out high-energy laser weapons. During his time in Switzerland at the site Ochsenboden tests laser gun was struck by an unmanned aerial vehicle. The test tool was installed on the rotating turret C-RAM defense systems. Tests are needed to check the system target identification, tracking and fire control set in one weapon.

Laser tool system C-RAM Led interaction with Oerlikon Skyguard 3 — fire control and Skyshield — turret. "Fighting" part — two twin laser cannons. The capacity of each of their 5 m. Does not specify which particular drone was used in the tests, but it is clear that this was a low-altitude device with a long duration flight. According to Rheinmetall, a new laser tool can later be used for winding up drones, also for protection against mortar rounds.

Apart from this desyatikilovattnoy gun on the Swiss landfill has also been demonstrated kilowatt power laser system that was mounted on an armored personnel carrier TM-170. This gun is planned use in clearing roads of improvised explosive devices and unexploded ordnance.

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