- The Washington Times - Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Russia claims it now has a “microwave gun” that can disable drones and warheads in airborne projectiles.

A spokesman for the Kremlin-owned United Instrument Manufacturing Corp. said that a private demonstration will be held this week to showcase the weapon’s capabilities, International Business Times reported Monday. The event will take place sometime between Tuesday and Friday during the Russian Defense Ministry’s Army-2015 expo.

“The new system is equipped with a high-power relativistic generator and reflector antenna, management and control system, and a transmission system, which is fixed on the chassis of BUK surface-to-air missile systems. When mounted on a special platform, the ‘microwave gun’ is capable of ensuring perimeter defense at 360 degrees,” the spokesman said, IBT reported.

The weapon allegedly has a range of just over six miles, the newspaper reported.

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