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Old Aug 4th 2016, 07:52 PM
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The Russian Armed Forces have been equipped with laser weapons, the country's deputy defense minister said.

SAROV (Sputnik) The Russian Armed Forces already have some types of laser weaponry in service, Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov said Tuesday.

"It is not some sort of exotics anymore, those are not experimental, prototype models we have already commissioned several types of laser weaponry," Borisov said addressing an event commemorating the 70th anniversary of All-Russian Research Institute for Experimental Physics (RFNC-VNIIEF) in Sarov.

Borisov earlier said that weaponry based on new physics principles (beam, geophysical, wave, kinetic and other types of weapons) would define the shape of the Russian Armed Forces under the new state arms procurement program until 2025.
http://sputniknews.com/military/2016...r-weapons.html

General of the Army Yuri Borisov, Russia's Deputy Minister of Defense


He did not say what sort of weapons the military has now, but it is known that, back in the day, Soviet scientists had worked on a powerful multi-barrel laser cannon mounted on a T-64, and later on T-72 tank platform


In early 70s, when Mao was still in power, a horde of Red Chinese radicals attempted to invade Soviet Kazakhstan. Supposedly, Soviet forces attacked the Chinese with a defensive line of self-propelled weapons that cut them to pieces with death beams or rays, dozens of men at a time... Officially, it was said the military used flame throwers against the Chinese. But, I read testimony from men who were there... Whatever those things were, they were not like any flamethrower...

Russia was left a huge, rich, and deadly inheritance... And it is said, Putin has been opening up many old projects in recent years...

We know the US Navy now has warships with laser cannons

Could it be that Russia already secretly possesses similar technology?! And have, even BEFORE you Americans???

We are being shown all these rapid advancements in military technology this year... Robotics too.

There is a facility called "Central Scientific Research Institute of Precise Mechanical Engineering" and they are now making all kinds of crazy shit.

For example, they have developed a robot that can work in either "copy regime", controlled by a human operator with a special suit, so the robot copies the movements of the human: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-37jQwgHaLA

Or it can function automatically, autonomously.

It can drive a car (or a simulator, at least lol): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3dghIxzfh8

And use complex electric-powered tools: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_aI4BbKTsM



They have also this year rolled out the new Rys ("Bobcat") combat robot for the military


which even Russian articles acknowledge looks a lot like the American "BigDog" made by Boston Dynamics lol

Probably the intel services had their share in this breakthrough hehe The Russian Bobcat is apparently larger than the American Dog though, and carries a bigger load.

They are also creating a new exoskeleton for the Spetsnaz, that will give troops superhuman strength




All this, or most of it, was unveiled this year, in April:
https://geektimes.ru/post/274935/
http://www.sdelanounas.ru/blogs/76902/

The Russian military already fields an array of robots, for example the sappers, the explosives units, are now equipped with all sorts of bots for clearing mines, mostly huge, lumbering "Uran" models


Those were battle-tested for first time in Palmyra not that long ago: http://sputniknews.com/videoclub/201...s-palmyra.html

The Marines, at least in the Pacific Fleet, have "Platforma-M" attack bots



My personal favorite, so far is the Uran-9
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MuTlMNpyAzg
Those things are like fucking tanks... but with no pilots in harm's way!


It has also been claimed that Russian combat robots were used in Syria alongside SAA troops, and killed 70 jihadi fighters in Latakia province last year: http://www.fort-russ.com/2015/12/syr...s-made-in.html

Who knows... Syria has certainly served as a great testing ground for all kinds of new weapons of our military...

Anyway, there are more peaceful advancements as well: http://rbth.com/science_and_tech/201...keleton_614195

Crazy. Most Russians never even knew facilities where such things are designed and produced in Russia actually existed! I suppose the government wanted it that way though lol They must have been working on all this for years... It is driving people to believe all sorts of things, from old secret Soviet files being reopened, which is what I figure; to our government covertly working with aliens from other planets haha
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Old Jun 16th 2017, 03:14 AM
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It's no surprise that globalization in modern era comes hand-in-hand with clever war-gadgets that make all kinds of contract-negotiations more...handsome.

Imagine if American police start using liquid-nitrogen guns for riot-control! There's always consideration for hesitancy in developing these kinds of toys.

Lasers have been around and are certainly representative of a martial interest to improve accuracy/targeting as well as efficient use of energy (those roto-gears for bullet-guns are loud and burdensome).

I've heard of multi-barrel auto-fire hand-helds that create spread-fire perimetry zones of strike --- very useful in modern urban warfare type scenarios (e.g., Somalia).

If the Russian develop lasers, maybe the Chinese and North Koreans will develop nets, in which case, it can be argued, the USA should develop torpedo-guns! Heck, there's no harm in talking creative.

Funding for weapons is a reflection of policy, and I'm interested to see how U.S. President Donald Trump will coordinate his commerce approach to politics/diplomacy with traditional/expected Republican Party bravado regarding 'strike and command.'

As long as we don't talk cheeky about this stuff, globalization-politics and the war-toy intrigue it creates can be intellectually ideal.

"Let the games (hopefully not) begin..."



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TRUMP: I just want America to win.
CARTER: Americans need a strong face to secure NATO.
TRUMP: You can't go global trade without securing alliances and territory.
CARTER: That's why weaponry sophistication speaks to motivation.
TRUMP: I want spread-fire guns for American soldiers in the Middle East!
CARTER: What if Syria/Iran are developing chemicals and lasers?
TRUMP: We retaliate with all manner of smoke-screens...
CARTER: I thought this would be more romantic.

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