Zadira is the new generation in Russian laser weapon2 min read
In Ukraine, Vladimir Putin’s Army began testing a prototype of a new laser weapon that is capable of attacking targets five kilometers away and carbonizing them in less than five seconds, according to Yuri Borisov, deputy prime minister of that country; He also compared it to another laser-type weapon known as Peresvet and insisted: “If Peresvet can blind targets, the new generation of laser weapons leads to the physical destruction of the target, its thermal destruction.”
According to reports from The USA Herald news agency, the official explained that the prototype called Zadira was first used to shoot down drones. He also celebrated that a new generation of laser weapons would eventually allow Russia to keep its expensive long-range missiles while doing “damage” in other ways.
“It shows in the third month of a full-scale war, Russia is trying to find its ‘wonder’. Supposedly laser. All this clearly indicates the complete failure of the invasion,” the president stressed, adding that Moscow “is afraid to admit that catastrophic mistakes have been made at the highest levels of state and military in Russia.”
According to Zelensky, Russian troops have fired more than 2,000 missiles as part of the invasion of his country, which he said represents a large part of their arsenal. In addition, he pointed out that most of the projectiles hit civilian infrastructure and “had no strategic military benefit.”
He also referred to the statements of the Russian deputy prime minister, who pointed out that Washington still does not have evidence to verify the operation of Zadira in Ukraine. The official spoke on condition of anonymity to reveal the military assessment.
According to the announcement of this Russian weapon, a Pentagon official said, in a press conference according to what was published by The USA Herald newspaper, that the United States had not seen any evidence so far to corroborate what Borisov asserted regarding the war prototype.
In his speech, even Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky mocked Zadira and compared her to “wunderwaffe” or “wonder weapons”. The term was coined during World War II by Nazi war propagandists who bragged about the lethality of modern military equipment, but that it was actually less dangerous than believed.