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Russia Tests Combat Laser Capable of Burning Drones at Distance of Some 3 Miles, Official Says

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 19th May, 2022 08:06:41 PM
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Russia has tested a combat laser, which is capable of burning drones at a distance of five kilometres (3.1 miles) in five seconds, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov said on Wednesday.

"It was demonstrated at a distance of five kilometres, within five seconds, the unmanned vehicle was simply burned and ceased to exist," Borisov said at the educational marathon "New horizons."

Russian specialists have developed and practically mass-produced laser systems, which already allow thermal destruction of various means, the official said.