Last week in Russia, Peresvet laser complexes, based on new physical principles, started to test combat duty, the Krasnaya Zvezda newspaper writes . Combat calculations of laser complexes will work out the deployment and preparation of them for use.
According to the publication, equipping the Russian Armed Forces with Peresvets began in 2017 as part of the State Armaments Program.
In the spring of 2018, in a message to the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin said that at present a number of states are working to create advanced weapons based on new physical principles, and added that “there is every reason to believe that we are one step ahead”, reminds TASS. The Russian president noted that “significant results have been achieved in the creation of laser weapons,” and such complexes have already entered the army since last year. However, he did not provide details, noting that “just the time is not yet.”