The Russian military has unveiled a new “Death Ray” of sorts, or to be more specific, a microwave gun that can blast an unmanned drone, a missile, or even an aircraft, from up to 0.6-miles away. It will mainly be utilized to target enemy drones, deactivating their radios, causing them to lose control. “Working models of these weapons have been already developed and proved their effectiveness. This is a completely new type of weapon that has no equals either in this country or anywhere else in the world,” said a United Instrument Manufacturing Corporation (UIMC) representative. Continue reading for a video on directed-energy weapons and more information. click here to view a few bonus images of strange things people have actually seen in Russia.
A directed-energy weapon (DEW) emits highly focused energy, transferring that energy to a target to damage it. Potential applications of this technology include anti-personnel weapon systems, potential missile defense system, and the disabling of lightly armored vehicles such as cars, drones, watercraft, and electronic devices such as mobile phones.