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    Russia Shows Off New Laser Weapon After U.S. Threatens to Pull Out of Missile Treaty

    Russia Shows Off New Laser Weapon After U.S. Threatens to Pull Out of Missile Treaty

    Russia is making all sorts of threats in response to the US statement that it may leave the intermediate nuke treaty- a treaty that Russia has long been in violation of.

    Russian state media published video earlier today of its latest laser weapons system, the Peresvet. The move comes just a day after the U.S. said it would likely pull out of a key arms treaty between the two countries, and the timing of the video’s release doesn’t appear to be a coincidence.

    “Peresvet laser systems, based on new physical principles, entered combat service in [a] testing regime with the Russian armed forces,” Russian Defense Ministry’s newspaper said, according to an English translation.



    When President Vladimir Putin made his annual address to Russia’s Federal Assembly back in March, he promised to deploy some high-tech weapons in the near future, and the new laser system got what you might call a “soft launch” back in July when the military first unveiled video of the device. But as tensions increase between the U.S. and Russia, it appears that Putin doesn’t want the West to forget that Russia is developing plenty of new weapons should the New Cold War turn hot.
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    Neat. Do we have one? I want one.

    We have to have one or two, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Helena View Post
    Neat. Do we have one? I want one.

    We have to have one or two, right?
    We do. They are putting them on Navy boats (I use boat to tick off Navy types). And we are trying to put them on airplanes.
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    In the early 1980s, I submitted an article I wrote to a branch magazine. The article covered directed energy weapons. About six months or so later my battalion commander received a call from a colonel in the Pentagon. It seems when my article went for its review it raised some concerns. The reviewers determined my article was top secret.

    I laid out the technologies involved, identified what I believed would be significant problems and then identified a number of ways the difficulties could be overcome. I think the real kicker came when I identified platforms the emerging systems could be deployed on given their shortcomings.

    A few months have passed since then.
    Call your state legislators and insist they approve the Article V convention of States to propose amendments.

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