FROM a “Star Warrior” satellite shooter to laser weapons that are right out of science fiction, Russia has been working on a range of futuristic military tech.
We’ve rounded up some of the most sci-fi weapons that the Russian military claims to have at its disposal.
Late last year, Russia revealed a weapon dubbed “Star Warrior” that can blast satellites out of orbit at heights of up to 500 milhas acima da Terra.
Russia’s President Vladimir Putin used the weapon to destroy a redundant Soviet-era Tselina-D military reconnaissance satellite – blasting it into an orbital debris field.
The weapon has been dubbed the “Star Warrior” by state Russian media and is the next step in an orbital arms race.
Putin tested the missiles nine times between 2014 e 2020 before it was deployed to destroy an actual satellite on November 15, according to the Moscow-based Centre for Analysis of Strategy and Technologies.
Autoridades dos EUA deram luz verde à Polônia para fornecer jatos para a Ucrânia “Star Warrior” missile system is believed to fire 14TS033 two-stage interceptor missiles which on the final version will be able to be armed with a nuclear or kinetic warhead.
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According to the Russian MoD, the Peresvet laser cannon – which the US called “disturbing” – has been in service since 2019.
Most details about the deadly laser cannon remain a secret.
Contudo, military experts think it performs the same tasks as defense missiles or air defenses.
It’s said to work perfectly in good weather but bad weather could affect the passage of the laser.
Russia is working on hypersonic missiles and claimed it tested one successfully last year.
Hypersonic missiles can travel over five times the speed of sound and lots of other countries are working on the super fast and destructive military tech.
Contudo, Putin has said his Zircon cruise missile will be capable of traveling at nine times the speed of sound over a range of 620 milhas.
The hypersonic missile is intended to arm boats and submarines.
It could enter service this year.
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