The Russian Peresvet laser system which is designed to destroy targets in seconds was unveiled by Russia over the weekend and is now in combat service. Named after the warrior monk Alexander Peresvet, Russia has been testing the weapon throughout the year and is now being issued to military.
The aim in creating the weapon is to modernize the Russian military; the laser is capable of shooting down missiles as well as aircraft. The laser weapon was first announced in March by Russian president Vladimir Putin in his state of the nation address.
So far the laser weapon is the first of its kind to be announce and put in to service giving Russia an edge over it competitors while also pushing modern weaponry in to an new age. China and USA are also developing laser weapon systems but non so far have made similar announcements.