Russian unveils new laser weapon

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Moscow has unveiled a new laser weapon that it claims can destroy satellites 1,500 kilometers above the Earth in five seconds.

The Peresvet laser system is the latest in a long line of weapons revealed by the Kremlin, many of which have not been seen again outside research laboratories.

Peresvet is widely deployed and can blind satellites at altitudes of up to 1,500 kilometers.

Russia claims it is mass-producing the Peresvet and supplying its forces with it, which if true would indicate that Russian forces might be using the portable laser system in their war with Ukraine.

 

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