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Russia puts laser weapons into service

Russia puts laser weapons into service

Russia's Peresvet laser complex
The Krasnaya Zvezda
The Russian armed forces have entered a new laser weapon into service, The Krasnaya Zvezda reported on Wednesday. 
The Peresvet laser complex was put on experimental combat duty on Saturday, according to Krasnaya Zvezda, the official newspaper of the Russian Defense Ministry. The report said that the equipment was originally delivered to units last year as part of a state armament program and that personnel underwent special training on the weapons at the A.F. Mozhaysky Military-Space Academy in St. Petersburg.
Not much was known about the Peresvet, but it has been touted by Moscow as a state-of-the-art weapon capable of disabling targets in under a second and was revealed by Russian President Vladimir Putin along with a number of other new weapons in development during his State of the Nation speech in March.

Russia's General Staff chief Valery Gerasimov added that Russia will retaliate against U.S. allies hosting U.S. missiles in the case of confrontation - including with the use of new laser technology. 
“You as military professionals must understand that the target for Russian retaliation won’t be U.S. territory but the countries where the intermediate-range missiles are deployed,” Gerasimov said in a statement. 
Bloomberg reported Wednesday that Russia's Defense Ministry claimed it has deployed laser weapons, including the Peresvet laser, which while most of its capabilities remain secret is believe by military experts to be capable of disrupting "drones, missiles and aircraft."
The laser is named for a 14th century Orthodox monk who single-handedly fought the Tatar champion at the Battle of Kulikovo.
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