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Chinese Silent Hunter laser defense system
« on: June 13, 2018, 04:49:28 PM »
China continues to market laser weapons as the Silent Hunter | Army Recognition - 01 June 2018
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China's Poly Technologies Inc continues to market its Silent Hunter laser weapon during international defense exhibition. Today, there is a increase in demand for China's tactical laser weapons on the international market from police and military forces.

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The Silent Hunter laser weapon can intercept low-altitude, slow-speed and small aerial targets including drones. It can be used either by police for counter-terrorism or by military forces for air defense. The laser is mainly designed to intercept large numbers of low-altitude unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and is said to be able to pierce five layers of 2-mm-thick steel plates at a distance of 800m, or 5-mm-thick steel plate from 1,000m away.

Compared with traditional air defense weapons, Silent Hunter has the following characteristics: It is highly responsive; it features a high interception rate and multi-target strike capability, and can shift and aim at a new target within six seconds; it is cost-effective and consumes electricity only, with the cost of less than $1 per firing; it doesn't use ammunition, so there is no need for ammunition transportation and storage; it has small collateral damages and doesn't generate a lot of fragments.

Silent Hunter offers four power patterns: 5kW, 10kW, 20kW and 30kW, its interception radius ranges from 200m to 4,000m and the target capture radius is more than 4,000m. It is able to intercept targets with the diameter of less than 2m and flying speed of less than 60m/s.


Chinese-made Silent Hunter laser weapon mounted on military truck chassis (Picture source Army Recognition)
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« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2019, 07:34:15 AM »
IDEX 2019: Chinese company Poly Defence displays Silent Hunter laser defense system | Army Recognition - 25 February 2019
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The Silent Hunter uses an electrically powered fiber optic laser. At IDEX 2019, three ranges were indicated on a screen: 200 to 2,000 meters at 10 kw, 200 to 3,000 meters at 20 kw, and 200 to 4,000 meters at 30 kw. The detection/capture range of a target is 4 km.

Although it is primarily designed to search, track, and destroy low-flying drones at speeds not exceeding 60 m/s at 200 meters, it is powerful enough to "ablate" or penetrate five 2 millimeter steel plates at a range of 800 meters or a single 5 millimeter steel plate at 1000 meters. The sheer bulk of the Silent Hunter prevents its use on an aerial platform.


Poly Defence "Silent Hunter" (Picture source: Army Recognition)
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Closeup on the laser head of the Poly Defence "Silent Hunter" (Picture source: Army Recognition)