What is the Peresvet (Laser Weapon)?

Introduction The Peresvet (Russian: Пересвет, named after Alexander Peresvet, also a wordplay, pere-svet means “supra-light”) 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 Defence and Missile defence. The Peresvet is one of the six new Russian… Read More


What was Zenith Star?

Introduction Zenith Star was a Directed-energy weapon that started development as part of the US Strategic Defence Initiative. Background Zenith Star included the Alpha laser, a high energy hydrogen fluoride chemical laser, and the LAMP mirror which was a 7 segment adaptive optics mirror. It was never put in orbit, but the Alpha LAMP Integration… Read More