Laser system can fire as long as it does not cease to receive energy from the generator.
Equipped with a military helicopter Apache AH-64 high-energy laser successfully conducted its test, shooting down a drone.
Testing a new military laser was carried out on the range white Sands in new Mexico.
“This is the first time a fully integrated laser system has opened fire on targets from a rotary wing aircraft, and in various flight conditions, at different altitudes and speeds,” – said in the message of the creators of the laser, Raytheon.
Is laser install on wing pylon, and to increase the firepower of the helicopter. Laser system can fire as long as it does not cease to receive energy from the generator.
Details of the tests are not disclosed, but we know that the installation hit the target from a distance of 1.5 kilometers. For restoring laser answered multispectral electro-optical targeting system.
“The information collected shows that we are on the right track. Combining combat sensor system with laser technology, we are confident that we will soon be able to bring a new type of weapon on the battlefield,” – said the Art Morris, Vice President of Raytheon.
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