Russia has developed a highly advanced ‘microwave gun’ capable of destroying missiles and UAVs from a distance of up to six miles. The super high-frequency gun offers 360 degrees of perimeter defense. Developed by the state-run United Instrument Manufacturing Corporation (UIMC), the gun will be demonstrated during the closed part of the Army-2015 Expo in Moscow, reports Sputnik News.
Russia showcases its military might
The expo was inaugurated by Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday, and will run through June 19th. Russia will showcase its latest military technology at the event, where representatives from over 100 countries will be present. Russian defense ministry said on Monday that it will demonstrate the newest Yakovlev Yak-130 aircraft, along with the Sukhoi Su-30, Su-34, Su-35, PAK FA T-50.
Russia’s new microwave gun can also disrupt the radio electronic equipment of the low-flying planes. A UIMC representative told Sputnik News that the new gun is equipped with high-power relativistic generator and reflector antenna, management and control system, and a transmission system that is fixed on the BUK surface-to-air missiles. It has been especially designed for the Russian defense forces.
Russia to add 40 new ICBMs to its arsenal
The representative declined to reveal the exact characteristics of the system. It fires super high-frequency electromagnetic waves to suppress equipment onboard low-altitude aircraft, and neutralize precision weapons. An inside source told RT News that the equipment “has no competition in the world” in terms of performance capabilities.
At the opening ceremony of the Army-2015 Expo, Putin announced that Russia would add another 40 intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) to its nuclear arsenal. Russia and the U.S. are aggressively upgrading their nuclear arsenal as tensions between the two countries have reached the highest levels since the end of the Cold War. Recently, the group of G7 nations decided to continue with sanctions against Russia.