CLEARANCE: Top Secret
- Jun 3, 2006
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Twitter: https://www.janes.com/defence-news/...s-to-patent-airborne-carrier-for-laser-weaponPiotr Butowski @ Jane's said:A concept for an airborne laser aircraft that Beriev submitted for a patent in February.
The document filed in February and viewed by Jane’s presents only illustrations of the patented aircraft and does not contain additional information. However the new aircraft is a conversion of an Il-76MD-90A heavy transport and the mirror system, by which the laser is directed on to the target, is placed inside a large drop-shaped fairing on front of the fuselage behind the crew cockpit.[...]
Link/ Source (Russian): http://forum.militaryparitet.com/viewtopic.php?id=28075
Link/ Source (Italian): https://www.analisidifesa.it/2020/0...il-sistema-laser-imbarcato-russo-beriev-a-60/
It looks more anti-satellite now.
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