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    No one beats the US in that department:devilwork:
     
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    who is not? Russia has really beautiful girls, i can say personally Russian chicks are the best i have physically in my life, maybe he had a Russian girlfriend but she broke with him so he really likes Russians :D
     
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    The 1K17 “Szhatiye” project which went into service in 1992. Source: Scientific production association "Astrophysics"
    It has been a busy fall season in the world of military laser warfare. In September, Boeing unveiled its truck-mounted 10-kilowatt High Energy Laser Mobile Demonstrator, capable of knocking out drones and even missiles.

    In November, the commander of the Fifth Fleet of the U.S. Navy, Vice Admiral John Miller, confirmed receipt of the first combat laser and its installation on the amphibious assault ship USS Ponce.

    China also announced the development of a laser that can shoot down small aerial targets. And while little is revealed publicly, Russia has not let its laser development program idle either.

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    Laser warfare: Sci-fi fantasy or future reality?

    At the current stage of development, rocket technology is still far superior to existing laser weapon capacity. But the quest to harness laser power is also about the cost of a single shot.

    All missile technology is costly, but when used over long distances this requires additional navigation systems, a large fuel load and other line items that drive up the cost of a single strike. The attraction of lasers remains their simple power to effect ratio: Firing one costs as much as generating the power it consumes.

    This was also a guiding principle when the Soviet Union powered up its laser program in the 1960s at the top-secret "Astrophysics" scientific research and production center. Appointed to head it in 1978 was the talented physicist Nikolai Ustinov, son of the powerful Soviet Defense Minister Dmitry Ustinov.

    ‘Stiletto’

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    The SLK 1K11 “Stiletto”. Source: Scientific production association "Astrophysics"

    But technology at the time did not enable the construction of mobile lasers powerful enough to destroy a target. So researchers instead focused on ‘blinding’ a tank, self-propelled gun or low-flying helicopter by targeting photosensors in its optical sighting systems. Once these are neutralized, the vehicle or aircraft becomes easy prey.

    Laser guidance systems had now been developed in anti-missile laser systems. The SLK 1K11 “Stiletto” uses radar to detect a target, probes it with a laser to detect any lens gleam and hits the spot with a powerful laser impulse.

    The system was fitted with a mobile power supply and installed on the chassis of a tracked mine-laying vehicle. The Stiletto was delivered to the Red Army in this form in 1982 but was still classed as experimental. While only two units were ever produced, it is formally still in service with the Russian Army.

    ‘Sanguine’

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    “Sanguine” was a modern variant that eschewed bulky mirrors and could be fired vertically. Source: Scientific production association "Astrophysics"

    The year after Stiletto became suitable for service, Astrophysics began work on a more advanced device that was originally conceived for air defense, a laser equivalent of the Shilka self-propelled anti-aircraft system.

    Unlike the Stiletto, “Sanguine” was a modern variant that eschewed bulky mirrors and could be fired vertically. A laser cannon mounted on the Shilka platform could disable a helicopter’s optical system at a range of 6 miles and disable it entirely at 5 miles.

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    The “Aquilon” system. Source: Scientific production association "Astrophysics"

    Since unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, did not yet exist, the “Aquilon” system was then developed for the navy on the basis of the Sanguine, with the task of knocking out electro-optical systems used by coast guard units.

    'Szhatiye' (‘Compression’)

    But the pinnacle of Soviet physicists’ laser research was the 1K17 “Szhatiye” project which went into service in 1992. While resembling the "Buratino" (“Pinocchio”) salvo-firing rocket and heavy flamethrower systems, Szhatiye’s 12 barrels did not hold rockets but multi-line lasers.


    'Szhatiye'. Source: YouTube

    Each had its own frequency band and internal guidance system, which were impervious to enemy filter systems.

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    Special section: Armed by Russia

    The weapon comprised a solid-state laser with fluorescent energizing lights similar to those of the American ZEUS remote demining system. Because of its powerful generator and power plant, Szhatiye was mounted on the chassis of the heavy Msta-S self-propelled gun. The system is still classified and there is no open data on characteristics like the range, firing rate or number of simultaneously engaged targets.

    Its range may be presumed to be no less than Sanguine’s, so twice the effective range of a modern tank. But while impressive on the drawing board, this must be set against the laser’s main disadvantage: the need for a clear line of sight in order to hit a target.

    Shooting at point-blank range in combat conditions is also hampered by terrain relief, rendering such systems largely impractical.

    But as evidenced by U.S. and Chinese activity, the use of lasers against guided missiles, helicopters and UAV drones (where using conventional missiles is prohibitively expensive), is a strong incentive for further development.

    'Dal' (‘Distance’)

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    The KDHR-1H “Dal” chemical detection and monitoring system. Source: Scientific production association "Astrophysics"

    The collapse of the Soviet Union slammed the brakes on science and technology development in Russia for several years. Many items ended up as exhibits, including units built by Astrophysics, and examples are still surfacing unexpectedly. While the first Stiletto built probably saw some use, a second without laser sighting was found by enthusiasts in a factory in the Ukrainian city of Kharkov in 2010.

    The fate of Sanguin and Aquilon is not known, but at least one Szhatiye system made it into the public eye, now displayed in a museum in Ivanovskoye near Moscow.

    One Astrophysics brainchild did make it into full military service, however. The KDHR-1H “Dal” chemical detection and monitoring system uses a laser radar to locate sources of contamination, scanning 45 square miles in 60 seconds.

    After detecting a toxic cloud, Dal calculates its coordinates and linear dimensions. The system’s automatic operating time without refueling is 130 hours, and three hours after a 500km drive. A unique piece of equipment when it was first introduced in 1988, Distance remains in service with the Russian Army.


    Source: Russia Beyond the Headlines - Laser warfare: The laser tank powers up | Russia Beyond The Headlines)
     
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    Russia’s third Borei-class nuclear-powered submarine Vladimir Monomakh has officially become part of the Russian Navy. Armed with Bulava ballistic missiles, the SSBNs of this class are the planet’s most advanced nuclear deterrence tool.

    Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu attended the ceremony of raising the Russian Navy colors on the submarine on Friday, December 19.

    The Borei-class, Project 955, fourth generation SSBN (Ship, Submersible, Ballistic, Nuclear) Vladimir Monomakh has been built at Sevmash shipyard in Russia’s White Sea port of Severmorsk. It followed two first vessels of the same project, the lead vessel of the series SSBN Yuriy Dolgorukiy and SSBN Alexander Nevsky, which both joined the Russian Navy in 2013.
    According to the Russian military, Borei-class are state-of-the-art submarines, featuring characteristics superior to any submarine currently in service worldwide.

    The Borei-class subs are replacing outgoing nuclear subs of the previous generation and are set to become the backbone of Russia’s sea-based nuclear defenses.3rd Russian Borei-class nuclear sub raises its colors (VIDEO) — RT News
     
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    MOSCOW, December 11 (Sputnik) — Russia is developing laser weapons alongside with the US, army general Yury Baluevsky, former Chief of the Russian General Staff, told RIA Novosti Thursday.


    Citing a statement made by Matthew L. Klunder, Chief of US Naval Research, Baluevsky asserted that the last four months of testing a ship-based laser weapon system “have exceeded all expectations.” According to him, the US Navy has developed a new combat laser capable of destroying small vessels and UAVs.

    "I only can say this – the development of military technologies and creating test pieces of advanced and operating weapons goes alongside in all the countries capable of doing such a work," Baluevsky said.




    Russian weapon expert Igor Korotchenko said the US "gradually develops weapons based on new physical principles," and recent tests have shown that US warships are likely to carry laser weapons.


    "Russia has similar developments, but we are also supposed to develop and create an aircraft-based laser weapon. I should say such research needs a large amount of money, but it is needed to be done in order to maintain a technological balance with the US," Korotchenko said.

    Alexander Khramchikhin, deputy director of the Institute for Political and Military Analysis, believes that US laser weapons will eventually be integrated into a brand-new short-range air defense system. "The US has come to a conclusion that there is one single scenario of using this weapon – for tactical air defense, in other words, as a short-range air defense weapon. Lasers could hit small-sized targets, including UAVs or ammunition supplies," the analyst opined. The US, he contends, will probably direct laser weapons against small ships and high-speed boats. Short-range air defense is the only possible scenario for using laser weapons, according to the expert.

    "Now, it is quite clear that it is impossible to use combat laser for any other purposes, since the energy and beam scattering issues have not been solved yet," Khramchikhin said.

    Russia, US Test Laser Weapons: Ex-Chief of General Staff / Sputnik International
     
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    Five front war with Naval for old Soviet Union.
     
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    Russian Army Unveils Amphibious Bomber Drone to Start Production in 2016

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    A prototype of the Rostec 'Duckling' drone.

    Russia has unveiled its first full sized prototype of its military hovercraft drone which will be capable of landing on water. Named ‘Chirok’, meaning ‘duckling’, is operational and ready for testing, Russian state news agency Itar-Tass reported on Friday.

    The drone will reportedly be tested soon by Russian electronics company Rostec, who were involved in the device’s construction.

    “Last year we unveiled a miniature mock up of the Chirok, one fifth the size of the real device,” a spokesperson for the company said, referring to the presentation of the Chirok’s miniature concept at Russia’s International Aviation and Space Salon in August.

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    “The wingspan of the original will be 10 metres,” the spokesperson added.

    According to Rostec the Chirok will be an amphibious drone, capable of landing on water as well as land. It can fly at a height of up to 6km, can carry more than twice its own weight of 330kg in weight including “rockets and bombs” and will go into mass production in 2016.

    The drone’s body is made of carbon composite, while the “durable” inflatable cushion which allows the Chirok to land on water is made from a secret blend of materials which Rostec have not made public.

    According to its manufacturers the Chirok can cover 2,500km in a single flight and it is intended to be virtually weather proof.

    “The specs of the apparatus are designed for use in heavy conditions, in regions where there are few landing and takeoff spaces,” Alexander Yakunin, CEO of Rostec said.

    “This machine solves the problems posed by large chunks of our massive country,” Yakunin added.

    No public statement has been given indicating how many units of the Chirok the Russian military has ordered, however Russia’s Ministry of Defence is one of the project’s major backers and the country’s armed forces have increased their interest in drones of late, announcing construction of an arctic drone base late last year, around 400 miles off the Alaskan coast.

    http://www.newsweek.com/russian-army-unveils-amphibious-bomber-drone-start-production-2016-301620
     
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    Iraqi Army choisen between one Sukhoi typical. Maybe Su-27 or Su-30.
     
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    Russia To Start Construction Of New Aircraft Carrier After 2025, Build 8 Patrol Ships By 2020

    Russia plans to start construction of its new aircraft carrier after 2025, the Russian TASS news agency reported Monday, citing a source in the country’s military industrial complex. The revelation followed recent reports of a broken contract worth $1.3 billion between Russia and France for two Mistral-class helicopter carriers.

    The source also revealed that the designing of the aircraft carrier has already begun, and the construction would probably be completed before 2030. In May, Oleg Bochkaryov, deputy chairman of the Military Industrial Commission, reportedly revealed Russia’s plan to build its own helicopter carrier.

    The most difficult task is designing the future ship, which includes “coordinating what the Russian Navy needs and what industry can offer with regard to the fact that the air carrier should meet the requirements not of yesterday and today, but of tomorrow,” the military source told TASS, referring to the upcoming, home-grown aircraft carrier. “The Russian Navy makes very stringent requirements on how the aircraft carrier should look, but we do not see anything that we can’t do in those requirements.”

    Meanwhile, Russian Navy Commander Viktor Chirkov also announced Monday that the country will build a new series of six patrol ships for the Black Sea Fleet and two similar vessels for the Arctic by 2020. According to Chirkov, the construction of the ships is going on at the Zelenodolsk and Vyborg shipyards.

    “The ships will be able of long-term staying at any area of the World Ocean with possible rotation of the crew and shipyard checks at any port, including some foreign ports,” TASS quoted Chirkov as saying.

    Chirkov also said that the Russian Navy will complete modernization of nearly 10 nuclear-powered submarines. Last week, Vladimir Dorofeyev, CEO of the Malakhit Marine Engineering Design Bureau,said that Russia will build seven Yasen-class nuclear “stealthiest submarines” by 2023.

    “Surface ships and submarines will be built under a technology to make it easier to equip them with new weapons when necessary,” Chirkov said.

    Russia To Start Construction Of New Aircraft Carrier After 2025, Build 8 Patrol Ships By 2020
     
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    Ten years from now Russia plans to build a Helicopter Carrier, that will be ready at the earliest in 2030. They really must be hurting.
     
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    Mistrals'Non-DeliverytoRussiaDemonstrated'HypocrisyofFrance'

    France's failure to deliver two Mistral helicopter carriers has shown the hypocrisy of Paris, French media.


    By refusing to deliver two Mistral ships ordered and prepaid by Russia, "France is both disgraced and discredited internationally as a reliable economic partner and military supplier," AgoraVox wrote.

    "Ridiculous pretext concerning the Ukrainian conflict and the alleged Russian interference was used by a country, which intervenes in the crisis in Syria by arming Al-Nusra Front terrorists and calls for the overthrow of the legitimate leader, says about the degree of the French government's hypocrisy."

    France and Russia signed the $1.5 billion Mistral deal in 2011. Paris agreed to deliver two Mistral-class helicopter-carriers to Russia. However, France suspended the delivery, citing Moscow's alleged interference in the Ukrainian crisis.

    The same French government, AgoraVox noted, inked huge contracts for the supply of arms to the "barbaric regimes of Qatar and Saudi Arabia," which take part in the war in Yemen by conducting airstrikes against Houthi rebels.

    "Instead of rapprochement with Russia — a historical partner, a superpower and a leader in the protection of international law, France and Europe prefer obedience to the United States — a superpower doomed to decline," the newspaper wrote.

    According to the newspaper, while trade between the United States and Russia is increasing, Europe is forced to impose sanctions and suffer from the extended Russian food embargo.

    "The modern world, especially the Western world, is very monopolized. Many countries in the West voluntarily gave up a large part of their sovereignty, including as a result of bloc policies," the French newspaper quoted Russian President Vladimir Putin as saying.

    This statement by the Russian leader is quite appropriate with regard to the situation with Mistral ships, as well as to the NSA surveillance on three French presidents including Francois Hollande, AgoraVox said.

    "Far from protesting against the flagrant violation of French sovereignty that constitutes the espionage on its top leaders, our government is already rushing to bravely smother the scandal."

    "While being a former colonial empire, France is currently relegated to the status of American sub-colony, independence and national interests of which are routinely violated and trampled" by both Paris itself and Washington.

    Mistrals' Non-Delivery to Russia Demonstrated 'Hypocrisy of France' / Sputnik International
     
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    Russia’s Secret Hypersonic Nuclear Missile Yu-71 Can Breach Existing Missile Defense Systems: Experts

    Russia is currently working on a new hypersonic missile, which can carry nuclear warheads and breach existing missile defense systems, according to military experts. The new weapon is part of Russia’s plans to modernize the country’s strategic missile force.

    Russia is said to have spent several years developing the “Yu-71” missile, under a project codenamed “Project 4202.” The missile is claimed to have a maximum speed of 11,200 kilometers per hour (about 7,000 mph or Mach 10), and is also said to be highly maneuverable. Russia has so far carried out four tests of the Yu-71, with the most recent test flight conducted on Feb. 26, Russia’s Sputnik News reported, citing a recent report by Jane’s Intelligence Review.

    “This would give Russia the ability to deliver a guaranteed small-scale strike against a target of choice; if coupled with an ability to penetrate missile defenses, Moscow would also retain the option of launching a successful single-missile attack,” the Jane’s Intelligence Review report said.

    According to the report, Russia could deploy up to 24 nuclear-capable Yu-71 payloads between 2020 and 2025. In addition, the country is also expected to develop the Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missile by that time, which could be used to carry the new hypersonic device, Sputnik reported.

    The United States and China are also working on the technology needed to build hypersonic missiles, raising concerns about a new arms race among the world’s top three superpowers.

    China has reportedly tested its hypersonic strike vehicle called “Wu-14,” which has been tested at least four times since January 2014. The weapon, which can carry nuclear warheads while travelling at 7,000 mph, can also reportedly neutralize the U.S. anti-missile shield.

    The U.S., on the other hand, is said to have engineered a similar weapon, which can travel at Mach 5, or about 3,806 mph, Inquisitr reported.

    Russia’s Secret Hypersonic Nuclear Missile Yu-71 Can Breach Existing Missile Defense Systems: Experts
     

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