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South Korea has begun mass production of lasers to combat drones

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Jul11,2024

South Korea began mass production of lasers to combat drones

South Korea began mass production of laser weapons capable of shooting down small drones. One shot will cost only $1.5.

CNN writes about this.

The new laser weapon is called Block-I. It is noted that it is capable of hitting small drones and multicopters at short range using laser beams that are difficult to notice before the shot occurs.

The South Korean Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) indicates that the device is invisible and silent. It also does not require separate ammunition and can only operate in the presence of electricity.

The department also stated that future versions of Block-I — Block-II — will be capable of hitting much larger targets, including aircraft and ballistic missiles. They will have improved power and a longer range.

Block-I was recognized as suitable for use last year, when during testing this weapon hit 100% of targets. This device was developed for 5 years, and more than $36 million was invested in its creation.

CNN writes that this weapon appears at an “important time”, as it is on battlefields in Ukraine, the Middle East and other In places, small drones have demonstrated the ability to disable or destroy expensive military equipment, in particular tanks.

Prepared by: Nina Petrovich

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my 1-800-268-7116

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