Russia is actively working to bring energy weapons to its future fighters soon.
According to the American Military Watch magazine , the Russians are working hard to upgrade their newest Su-57 fifth generation fighter and turn it into an even advanced sixth generation fighter. move forward.
Moscow is reportedly testing a variety of built-in weapon systems – from supersonic ballistic missiles launched from the air to laser weapons, even artificial intelligence and remote control algorithms.
There have been signs recently that Russia is developing energy-oriented weapons. In July 2020, media in Moscow reported the trials of the “EMP cannon” (electromagnetic pulse).
The primary means of generating such pulses is the detonation of nuclear weapons, although non-nuclear EMP weapons have been deployed in a number of countries using technology such as microwave generators.
With the installation of such equipment, the “microwave oven”, has a much shorter range of operation than the nuclear EMP, but is still sufficient to cause a serious impact on electrical and electronic equipment.
The development of an “energy cannon” will allow Russia to acquire a potentially revolutionary weapon that can be used against a wide variety of targets, which would make the Su-57 stealth fighter. current and future MiG-41 become more dangerous to the enemy.
A less powerful EMP can be used as a good defense against drones. Western countries are developing a new generation of weapons and increasingly relying on unmanned vehicles, from surface warfare to reconnaissance missions.
The American newspaper summarizes that depending on how cost-effective Russia can create a separate category of guided energy weapons for their needs, it will be integrated into many different platforms. – from short-range air defense to fourth generation fighters.
But the work ahead is still forecast, it is impossible to rule out the possibility that this “fictional super weapon” is still a long way from going into service, or never completed as many cult projects in the past. .