Russia has installed a new laser weapon on its border with Georgia to blind opponents from space

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Russia has installed a new laser weapon on its border with Georgia to blind opponents from space

The location of that complex is several miles to the west of Zelenchukskaya, itself an 18-hour drive from Moscow, and near the border of Georgia.

According to reports, the highly sensitive complex is being used to run anti-satellite systems using both radar and lidar technology.

Lidar, which stands for Light Detection and Ranging, is a remote sensing method that uses light in the form of a pulsed laser to measure ranges (variable distances) to the Earth.

Story Highlights

  • The anti-satellite weapon is a component of the Krona space surveillance system operated by the Russian Ministry of Defence.

  • The Astrophysical Observatory of the Russian Academy of Science is also not far from the weapon.