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    Re: A-60 Airborne Laser weapon

    Post  George1 on Wed Sep 16, 2015 4:13 am

    New airborne laser system A-60SE

    Looking at the program of modernized military transport aircraft Il-76MD-90A at Ulyanovsk "Aviastar" I have the impression that a lot of made aircraft will be used for further improvements in special modifications. This is understandable - in the background of a sufficiently large fleet of Il-76MD in the Russian Air Force, the continuing airworthiness of which almost acquired is at 123 ARZ the flow (annual passes major overhaul of 12 cars), the number of available tankers Il-78 / 78M and AWACS aircraft A-50 / 50U is extremely small. According to the data of the first known serial Il-76MD-90A №01-03 referred to Beriev for completion as the new AWACS aircraft A-100 of the ROC "Premier". As reported the second production aircraft (№01-04) was also passed in April this year, not to the Air Force, and to Taganrog to create on its basis a laser complex airborne flying laboratory in the development of the A-60. As follows from the Beriev published online procurement information, new aircraft with laser weapons will receive the name of A-60SE [SE - probably from the name of the ROC "Falcon Echelon"].


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    Russia will create a promising combat airborne laser system installed in a IL-76MD-90A

    Post  Militarov on Wed Sep 16, 2015 3:35 pm

    Russia will create a promising combat airborne laser system installed in a IL-76MD-90A is a new military transport aircraft (code name: IL-476) developed by Ilyushin Aviation Complex. At «Taganrog Beriyev Aviation Scientific-Technical Complex» (TANTK) on the basis of the second batch of modernized Il-76MD-90A (№01-04) works on conversion into a flying laboratory with a set of laser weapons under the A-60SE combat airborne laser system. The A-60SE new concept of laser laboratory of the Beriev A-60. Two demonstrators of A-60 were built, the first flying in 1981, the second in 1991. Much of what is available from Russian open sources does not detail actual progress or achievements in this program. Today the program of A-60SE combat airborne laser system have received new development grants. The A-60SE is based dazzling process, which means dazzling the optics of the satellite systems of missile warning or satellite reconnaissance. Blinding operations could be executed and inflict effects ranging from temporary ‘‘dazzling’’ to permanent burnout of optical or other sensors with intense energy bursts.

    Source: http://defence-blog.com/news/russia-will-create-a-promising-combat-airborne-laser-system.html
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    Re: A-60 Airborne Laser weapon

    Post  GarryB on Thu Sep 17, 2015 2:24 pm

    Nice... here is one of the older aircraft:



    Interesting idea of dazzling rather than destroying... would need much less power and could be used against conventional aircraft with EO and optics systems... I suspect it would blind a human eye too.


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    1LK222 Sokol Eshelon

    Post  Militarov on Thu Sep 17, 2015 4:05 pm

    GarryB wrote:Nice... here is one of the older aircraft:



    Interesting idea of dazzling rather than destroying... would need much less power and could be used against conventional aircraft with EO and optics systems... I suspect it would blind a human eye too.

    "Over the years the A-60 program developed into an operable 1LK222 laser system. During state tests in 2009, the system was tested on the optical systems of a satellite on 1,500km-high orbit. After that information about the project went into shadows. “The project never stopped,” Korotchenko, told RT. “It’s just the announcement in the media has been made only now.” The new system has reportedly been named Sokol-Eshelon (Falcon-Echelon). Scientists say the laser is practically ready, so the A-60 aircraft that spent two years on the airfield with most equipment dismantled will be back in the skies next year. The A-60 test-bed aircraft is going to be fully modernized and refurbished, including installation of a new, more powerful laser station, by late 2013, reports Izvestia daily newspaper. " Source: http://www.rt.com/op-edge/soviet-airborne-laser-restarted-600/

    This is somewhat old article, apparently they wanted to overhaul and modernise A60s rather than what we read now, and laser system designation is 1LK222 dubbed as Sokol-Eshelon. Soviet Union from what i read once in book about "lost" projects of the USSR, wanted to field 10-12 of such aircraft.

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    Re: A-60 Airborne Laser weapon

    Post  Jistuason on Thu Oct 22, 2015 6:40 am

    This is really interesting to hear,, a weapon like this is unreal but i can,t imagine that this weapon is going to be real.. respekt attack
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    Re: A-60 Airborne Laser weapon

    Post  GarryB on Thu Oct 22, 2015 3:18 pm

    it is cool until some mad Bond Villain gets a hold of it and threatens to destroy the world with it...


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    Re: A-60 Airborne Laser weapon

    Post  max steel on Thu Apr 14, 2016 4:24 am

    Probably, the best article about A-60 in Internet:http://militaryrussia.ru/blog/topic-680.html

    In 2009 this Russian laser (A-60) irradiated the Japanese satellite AJISAI:http://www.redstar.ru/index.php/newspaper/item/4657-giperboloid-stranyi-sovetov

    As I understand, AJISAI is very much a reflecting sphere, so it was a good target.
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    A-60 laser canon is ready to install

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    Re: A-60 Airborne Laser weapon

    Post  George1 on Tue Sep 06, 2016 4:44 pm

    Russia developing aircraft armed with new generation laser weapon — source

    This refers to a plane mentioned in open sources as the A-60 project

    KUBINKA/ Moscow Region/, September 6. /TASS/. Russia is working on a plane armed with a new generation laser weapon, a source in the defense-industrial complex has told TASS.

    "Research is underway into a new generation airborne laser weapon," the source said, adding that he was referring to a plane mentioned in open sources as the A-60 project.

    Attempts at creating an airborne laser were made back in the Soviet era. The first sample of the A-60 plane based on the Ilyushin-76MD jet performed its maiden flight in 1981.

    Several years ago the media said the mothballed project had been re-activated.

    The United States, too, worked on an airborne laser for some time. The program produced an experimental combat plane Boeing YAL-1 only to be curtailed.


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    Re: A-60 Airborne Laser weapon

    Post  gaurav on Thu Sep 15, 2016 2:42 am

    Russian aerospace forces are developing this laser weapon based on the syrian experience.
    They need an instant attack weapon to take down
    enemy aircrafts flying in E.U baltics, turkey Qatar everywhere.
    For this purpose they are developing system which will instantly attack all the enemy aircrafts flying in mideast ,
    Europe or even atlantic

    The max range of its laser canons could be like 1000 kms.
    The working range could be like 500-600 kms.

    S-300 and S-400 are also the same weapons.. but they will not be able to attack in seconds.They take like 3-4 minutes to attack one single aircraft.

    Where A-60 will be able to attack all flying aircrafts within seconds.

    The specs of A-60 are classified , but after syrian experience Russ genstaff are realizing that containment, localizing of conflicts
    can better be acheived by squadron of laser weapons.

    Because U.S always flies its small aircrafts out of third countries.Attacking them a political mine filed.
    Instead of attacking the airbases , naval base , Russian laser crafts will directly attack enemy aircraft when they are airborne.

    This road map or thinking is gaining ground within russian military/This is the dominant postion of russian air force.that javing airborne laser weapon will increase their chances of containment of air war of third countries
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    Re: A-60 Airborne Laser weapon

    Post  gaurav on Mon Sep 19, 2016 2:04 pm

    Russian laser weapons

    Russian Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov said that the Russian armed forces received prototypes of laser weapons.
    According to the official, it goes about combat, rather than experimental weapons that have already been taken into service by the Russian army.

    Speaking at a meeting dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the Russian Federal Nuclear Center in Sarov, Yuri Borisov said:
    "They are not experimental, but combat weapons that we have already been passed into service. The weapons based on
    new physical principles have become reality today. The technology existed before, but now is the time when they are used
    in practice," the general said apparently making references to the technologies that were developed in the USSR."These
    high-tech weapons will largely determine the image of the Russian army under the new state arms program before 2025," he added.    -

    Some hard testing of laser weapons must be going on at shary shagan , kapustin yaar.

    No wthe problem comes is that it is line of sight weapon.
    Those lasers cannot be used against ground targets. Russia also does not collateral damage. Few kalibres can destroy whole naval bases and
    air bases but russia does not want collateral damage. THe idea might be to take the laser staion in IL-476 and destroy selective targets in the theatre air space.

    BUt I personally would suggest destroying patriots air defense batteries, fighter jets ,tomahawk launchers in turkey, qatar or anywhere from IL-476 that would save the collateral damage and also would nto be a political minefield.If a kalibre is shot over al-udaid air base then thousands of U,.S qatar people will die.Kalibre packs upto 600 kgs (almost small nuke).

    THese weapons would be needed only in full blown conflict where teh complete infrastructure including massive civilian casualties at teh air bases or naval bases of U.S in third countries.
    We know qatar, Suadi ,turkey are involved in business relation with RUssia .. why would Russia attack those countries whose people are engaged with Russians with huge amount of finance.

    Syria is a different place where complte infrastructure is destroyed hence bombs, missiles dont make much of a difference.Si is the case with UKraine

    . WHere as these days conflicts happens only with f-16 , f-22, Awacs planes.SO destroying them (when they are grounded) will result in minimum casualties and also permamnently damage these U.S assets.BUt let us see how RUssian MOD uses the laser program to fight future wars.
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    Re: A-60 Airborne Laser weapon

    Post  gaurav on Mon Sep 19, 2016 10:30 pm

    Soviet laser program
    Found some old photos from soviet laser weaponry ..







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    Re: A-60 Airborne Laser weapon

    Post  George1 on Mon Sep 26, 2016 5:05 pm

    Russia’s new combat aircraft A-60 to be armed with high accuracy laser — KRET

    The airborne laser will be so powerful that the plane itself will have to be properly protected


    MOSCOW, September 26. /TASS/. Russia’s newly-developed combat aircraft A-60 will be capable of destroying enemy targets with a high accuracy laser, an adviser to the deputy CEP of Russia’s Concern of Radio-Electric Technologies (KRET, an affiliate of Rostec), Vladimir Mikheyev, has told TASS.

    "It will boast super-accurate navigation. The crew are to be able to precisely determine the plane’s position to direct the narrow laser beams at the selected targets," Mikheyev said.

    The airborne laser will be so powerful that the plane itself will have to be properly protected.

    "We are aware that the plane’s avionics will have to be reworked to suit the new tasks. All of the plane’s crucial systems will have to be protected from the on-board laser weapons," he explained.

    KRET is the manufacturer of an overwhelming majority of avionics installed on Russia’s aircraft. The new plane will be very special and equipped with a heavy-duty electric power supply system and protection from enemy radio-electronic jamming.

    Also, the plane will have a very powerful onboard defense system providing protection from the most sophisticated means of attack.

    "I believe that it will carry a combined complex of radio-electronic warfare with some Vitebsk and Khibin components and a number of other effective protection systems," Mikheyev said.

    Earlier, a source in the military-industrial complex said that Russia was working on a plane armed with new generation laser weapons. Open sources refer to this project as A-60. According to mass media it is being carried out within the framework of Sokol-Echelon concept.

    Attempts at creating an airborne laser were made back in the Soviet era. The first sample of the A-60 aircraft, based on the Ilyushin-76MD transport plane was flight-tested in 1981. Several years ago the media said the project, mothballed for quite a while, was resumed. The United States conducted its own research into an airborne laser. The program that produced an experimental combat aircraft, Boeing YAL-1, was curtailed at the end of 2011.


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    http://tass.com/defense/902173?_ga=1.55173099.1337049799.1447427261


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    Re: A-60 Airborne Laser weapon

    Post  GunshipDemocracy on Tue Sep 27, 2016 1:22 am

    George1 wrote:

    "It will boast super-accurate navigation. The crew are to be able to precisely determine the plane’s position to direct the narrow laser beams at the selected targets," Mikheyev said.

    More:
    http://tass.com/defense/902173?_ga=1.55173099.1337049799.1447427261


    Just wondering what will be those targets? satellites? PGS missiles?
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    Laser weapon development in USSR

    Post  gaurav on Mon Oct 17, 2016 12:05 am

    Some other photos of laser weapon development in USSR. We need to know better what are the targets for A-60 project.

    The targets can

    U.S ground based aegis missile launchers.
    U.S ground based ICBM mobile launchers.
    U,S radar sites Riyadh , Qatar , Ships of U.S navy.
    A laser attack of U,S naval ships will be catastrophic in effect. It will be surreal a ride into unkown. Just imagine going into 200 floor building and suddenly 20 floors vaporize. Only 180 floors rmain that too intact. It is indeed unimaginable.

    100 Mega Joule(MJ) beam energies which Russian scientists are planning for their (small scale laser , airborne laser ) will cause seismic events, blow a hole into earth .Am not a scientist hence cant tell . Ships will cut in half in a split second.








    The latest information coming out from Russian electronic company KRET suggest that the IL-476 laser will a type of OMEGA laser.
    It will be powered by super electric generators. Multi domain laser equipment. Other kinds of laser is also possible .But Electric laser generate the least beam divergence and DILATION(spread of the cross section of the neam) for thousands of kms inside dense atmosphere.

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