India in order to strengthen its hands in the defense sector, has successfully carried out a laser test. As the nation has made important progress in building out the laser weapons capability or Directed Energy Weapons.
This new laser test of Directed Energy Weapon helps India to hurt enemy’s facilities, aircraft, missiles based on electronic circuitry and anti-personnel weapon systems. Well, this new progress of India has an ability to end the future war before they even start.
As per the report published in the leading newspaper Economic Times, a person from development department told, “the country’s premier defence R&D firm, Defence Research, and Development Organisation (DRDO), had recently carried out a successful test of a laser system mounted on a truck, and is planning to develop more powerful laser with a longer range.”
Not only this, but the two types of Directed Energy Weapons have also mentioned- high-powered laser and microwaves that are the part of the electromagnetic spectrum. As well as, private manufacturers such as Rolls-Royce and Kalyani Group are also looking to develop DEWs in the nation.
Further, Defence Research and Development Organisation in past has conducted a 1KW laser weapon system test which hit a target situated 250 meters away at Chitradurga in Karnataka. This weapon system test has successfully done in the presence of Defence Minister Arun Jaitley.
Meanwhile, the report also aforesaid that the two laboratories of DRDO- Centre for High Energy Systems and Sciences (CHESS) and Laser Science & Technology Centre (LASTEC) are currently establishing the source for producing the laser. And, now they are planning to test the higher powered laser of 2KW mounted on a truck against a metal sheet.
“The weapon is not ready yet and it will take years for it to happen,” said an official.
According to the senior official at Kalyani Group, “Kalyani Centre for Technology and Innovation is in the initial stages of developing DEWs. We are identifying two segments: ‘lethality’ to kill and ‘survivability’ aimed at destroying incoming missiles”
He further added, “We will initially be working on the latter and are setting up a lab in Pune.”
Meanwhile, the source added, “LASTEC has also developed a 10kW Chemical Oxygen Iodine Laser (COIL) and is working on developing a 30-100 kW vehicle-mounted COIL system.”