Military Atv’s equipped with lasers to help troops on the battlefield
Forget expensive missiles, the army is now using the Atvs are equipped with high-power lasers to shoot down enemy drones. More cost-effective, easy-to-use and accessible on the battlefield, this pioneering technique is helping our troops and America safe.
Laser weapon plus military grade ATV (All Terrain Vehicle) is equal to the blasting enemy drones out of the sky. This is an ingenious way to easily transportable defense against the growing threat of attacks from the enemy drones.
Terrorist drone destroy Raytheon laser weapons mounted on military Polaris Defense Atv’s may soon destroy enemy drones before they can cause damage to the AMERICAN troops with explosives.
Fast driving with a MRZR in support of an area being attacked by a swarm of small drones, it will look like the warrior has something that looks like “R2D2” popping his head out of the back seat. But terrorists will quickly learn is not a cute robot, it’s a powerful drone killing laser weapon.
This is not the stuff of science fiction. In the last Autumn, the Raytheon and the Polaris team revealed that the destruction of drones with the MRZR HELL armed weapon works.
As long as there is power, the AMERICAN troops will never be without ammunition with a laser weapon.
And there is a lot of buzz about this dynamic duo at the Pentagon too late. Hopefully this will translate into acquisition and rapid deployment.
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This is an excellent solution to give the AMERICAN troops, with more options for protecting the power of this rampant flying threats. The Polaris Defense MRZR can the teams in remote areas with difficult terrain and offer them a laser weapon in their arsenal.
The MRZR ATV can support troops in difficult to reach locations
Raytheon’s Multi-Spectral Targeting System is a high-energy laser (HEL) in combination with electro-optical and infrared sensors.
The supply of 20 to 30 explosions at about the same amount of electricity as a refrigerator, a recent reports suggest the system can detect an enemy drone on more than 16,400 feet to blast them out of the air.
AMERICAN troops could quickly drive to the forward operating bases to protect teams there to runways to protect the arrival of an aircraft or the position of the MRZRs HELL to protect MEDEVAC in order to ensure injuries are not prevented from reaching the care by drones.
Why are ‘hobby ‘ drones’ a big threat?
The threat of the commercially-available “hobby-sized” drones of the US military is real and serious and the threat is growing larger and larger. Opponents can use hobby drones for surveillance expose US strength, size, location and armament.
Just as dangerous, they can also be loaded with explosives and used to attack AMERICAN troops. These drones can also be used to launch chemical and biological attacks against ground troops.
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Why have them increasingly in conflict zones?
The cost of these hobby drones is cheaper and cheaper. While they are cheap, they have more sophisticated at the same time. They are very easy for bad guys to get their hands on.
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Sounds ridiculous that terrorists would buy toys for children and use them to attack our forces?
Take the recent Mosul siege, for example, ISIS uses waves of small drones to attack Iraq’s security forces.
HELL for the enemy small drones
Laser weapons tend to be power-gobbling beasts and very difficult to make is smaller, lighter and rugged enough to be practical in the combat scenarios.
This Raytheon laser can deliver approximately 20 to 30 laser blasts on a single charge from a normal 220v outlet.
And this is a charge that is approximately just as much when connecting a refrigerator or washing machine. Imagine that.
Add a generator and you have a laser weapon with unlimited explosion – a boundless magazine to protect US forces.
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The HELL system on board provides approximately four hours of tracking, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance assets, while also acting as a beam director on this single charge.
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What about the ATV?
Let’s take a look at what the MRZRs bring to the deliver of the laser blasts in war zones.
There are many reasons why Polaris Defense MZRZR’s are so valued by the U. S. Special Operations – and not to forget the civilian model is very popular in the whole country.
Designed for extreme performance in the toughest areas, the MRZR is a small ATV. Both variants also with a max speed of about 60 km / h with 88HP engines. In order to ensure maximum agility, the Atvs are built with a low center of gravity.
The MRZR can carry 1,000 pounds, while the MRZR 4 can carry an additional 500 pounds.
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MRZR vehicles are already designed with keyless ignition, which makes it easy to jump in and respond directly to a hobby drone attack. The vehicles can also be endlessly adapted for different mission configurations and requirements.
Important for keeping a low profile and avoid detection, the vehicle can with a black immediately.
Definitely suitable for airfreight, the MRZRs regularly catch flights with CV-22 tilt rotor military aircraft in support of the teams to obtain access to the goals and to provide laser protection to support.
Good for defence, major budgets for defence
The cost per laser blast is usually estimated at about a dollar a shot.
Now, forces are largely limited to their current arsenal. This means that the US and its allies are often forced to use weapons that are much more expensive than a dollar per shot.
The launch of a Patriot missile against a hobby drone cost a few million dollars and is worth every penny if it saves an American life.
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Given the huge numbers of drones in the hands of the opponents and the fact that the drone swarm attacks will probably become a fixed value in war zones, the numbers of the drones who must be killed to protect forces is enormous.
For opponents, this attack can be as cheap as $150 drone. For the united states, solutions to defend against these attacks must come at as low a price tag as possible. Otherwise, the cost could be astronomical.
What is the following?
Now it is stop and shoot. When Raytheon tear the huge challenge of shooting on the move – and no doubt they will, imagine how amazing it will be to have a laser that can shoot on the move – and a MRZR not less. AMERICAN troops could fire laser weapons on the move in the most difficult areas.
This will greatly expand the ways in which the laser weapon can be used. For example, a MRZR armed with the laser could escort U.S. military convoys and protect the convoy of terrorist hobby drones loaded with explosives.
Other laser weapons
What kind of other laser weapons in the U.S. arsenal? The space-based lasers, laser weapons for U.S. military aircraft and ships at sea and the other vehicles are already underway. The use of lasers to shoot down enemy missiles on the sender’s backyard would even be possible in the short term.
Last summer, Raytheon had another breakthrough, successfully firing a laser gun from an Apache helicopter on the White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico.
Allison Barrie is a defense specialist with experience in more than 70 countries, who recommends the highest level of defence and national security, a lawyer with four postgraduate degrees, and author of the definitive guide, Future Weapons: Access Granted, to purchase, in 30 countries. Barrie hosts the new hit podcast “Tactical Talk”, where she gives listeners a direct access to the most fascinating of the Special Operations warriors each week and to learn more about the FOX Firepower host and columnist, click here or follow her on Twitter @allison_barrie and Instagram @allisonbarriehq.