Laser weapon is a kind of directional energy weapon, which USES high energy concentrated laser pointer beam to directly damage or disable the target. High-intensity laser beams can be used to destroy or kill enemy aircraft, missiles, satellites and personnel. Strong laser weapons have incomparable advantages over other weapons, such as fast speed, high precision, long interception distance, rapid fire transfer, no interference from electromagnetic waves outside, and strong sustained combat effectiveness.
The United States, Russia, Britain, Germany, France, Israel and many other western countries are actively developing strong laser weapons. After more than 30 years of research, laser weapons have become increasingly mature and will play an increasingly important role in the future battlefield.
Lasers have many unique advantages as weapons. For one thing, it can travel at the speed of light, 300,000 kilometers per second, a speed that no other weapon can achieve. Once it is aimed, it hits its target almost immediately, without considering the advance.
In addition, it can concentrate more than a million times the energy of a nuclear weapon in a very small area and in a very short time, and can change direction very flexibly without any radioactive contamination.
The laser weapon is very fast, extremely high energy, and has strong anti-electromagnetic interference ability.
Not all weather
The disadvantage of laser weapons is that they can’t operate all day, which is limited by fog, heavy snow and heavy rain. Moreover, the laser launching system is a precision optical system, whose survivability on the battlefield remains to be tested.
In general, laser weapons have the advantages of fast attack speed, flexible steering, accurate strike and no electromagnetic interference, but also have the weaknesses of being easily affected by weather and environment. Laser weapon mainly refers to high-power high-intensity laser weapon, which is a kind of directional energy weapon that USES laser beam to destroy or disable targets such as aircraft, missiles and satellites. According to different carriers, laser weapons can be divided into: shipborne, vehicle-borne, airborne, ground-based and space-borne (space-based) laser weapon systems.