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The Peresvet (Russian: Пересвет) is a Russian laser weapon. Most of the information about the complex remains secret, however, according to experts, it is supposed to perform the tasks of Air Defense and Missile defense.[1] According to the military expert Igor Korotchenko, director of the Center for Analysis of the World Trade in Arms, the Peresvet combat laser can be successfully used against unmanned aerial vehicles. At the same time, its effectiveness directly depends on environmental conditions; in good weather, it works perfectly, but fog, rain, snow and other adverse weather events can interfere with the passage of the laser beam. The expert also added that such installations consume a lot of electricity, so using them as a portable tool is unlikely to succeed; but in the future they will be able to protect many military bases and other locations from penetrations of unmanned drones into their territory.[2]

The Peresvet is one of the six new Russian strategic weapons unveiled by Russian President Vladimir Putin on 1 March 2018.



The system was revealed for the first time by Russian President Vladimir Putin during his message to the Federal Assembly on 1 March 2018.

The equipment of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation with the complexes began in 2017. On 1 December 2018, the Peresvet laser complex took over experimental combat duty.[3]


The Peresvet laser complex in the marching position and the transfer of combat equipment of the complex from marching to combat position.

External video
  Боевой лазерный комплекс «Пересвет» on YouTube
  Заступление на опытно-боевое дежурство on YouTube

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  1. ^ "Russian claims that new Peresvet combat laser system already in service - Defense Blog". 2018-07-18. Retrieved 2019-01-21.
  2. ^ Expert told about the shortcomings of the Peresvet combat laser // Mail-ru
  3. ^ Peresvet took over Combat duty