Russia claims it has deployed powerful new laser weapons in Ukraine capable of blinding satellites and destroying targets miles away.
Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov told a Russian television station on Wednesday that there are two types of new laser weapons being used on the battlefields of Ukraine. One weapon, the Peresvet system, is capable of blinding reconnaissance satellites from a distance of 900 miles, according to Borisov. The other weapon, the Zadira system, is newer and more advanced, according to the deputy prime minister, and can destroy targets, such as drones, from a distance of 3 miles.
“If Peresvet blinds, then the new generation of laser weapons lead to the physical destruction of the target — thermal destruction, they burn up,” Borisov told Russian state television.
Source: MSN News/Washington Examiner