The British press closely followed the passage of the new Russian warship along its shores. London The Times wrote and about the “Filin” “Admiral Gorshkov”:
A Russian frigate carrying a weapon that makes enemies vomit conducted “air defence and countersabotage exercises” in waters close to Scotland’s only air force base.
A Royal Navy warship has been deployed to track the Russian naval task group that is thought to be journeying towards the Mediterranean.
HMS Defender, a guided missile destroyer, was dispatched over the weekend to keep watch on Admiral Gorshkov, the first of a new class of Russian frigates, and three auxiliary ships.
The Russian vessels sailed from Murmansk, the port town on the Barents Sea in the Arctic Circle that is home to Russia’s northern fleet.
Russian media said that the ship had been conducting “air defence and countersabotage exercises” inside Scottish waters, close to RAF Lossiemouth. Reports emerged.
“Star” shows a new weapon that no one has ever seen. And it is better not to see it directly – the station of visual-optical noise “Filin” is capable of blinding the enemy. At night and twilight time, the “Filin” neutralizes sights, range finders, night vision devices, guidance systems for anti-tank guided missiles at ranges up to five kilometers.
The correspondent of Zvezda visited the Petersburg plant of the holding Rouselectronica and took exclusive shots, as in the waters of the Gulf of Finland are being tested unique domestic development.
First, on the ship include something like a powerful searchlight – immediately goes “flare”. And when it is transferred to the so-called “interference mode”, you can easily go blind in the literal sense of the word. Night vision devices, laser range finders and guidance systems are powerless against him. It is not that the aim, even looking towards the object – the carrier of the complex of visual-optical noise “Filin” – is impossible. It was tested on volunteers.
“Many said that such an effect occurs: the stain constantly floats before our eyes and causes almost a hallucinogenic effect. Everyone noted dizziness, nausea and loss of spatial orientation,” said Vladimir Zharov, Head of the Directorate for Scientific and Technical Support of Enterprise Development Projects.
The complex “Filin” was developed in St. Petersburg – at an enterprise that is part of the state corporation “Rostec”. The device has selected such frequency modulation of several powerful lamps in order to temporarily blind any adversary at a distance of up to two kilometers, but all this is without fatal consequences for the eyes. And this is the main difference between domestic developments and foreign analogues, their lasers irreversibly damage vision. “Filin” is effective, but humane.
The company is currently working on a whole model range of similar complexes of various sizes and capacities. Moreover, such stations of visual and optical interference can also be claimed in the civilian sphere, since not only military facilities need effective protection.
“A head with a variofacial lens allows you to double the range and increases the range of visual-optical suppression to 30 degrees. If this head provides 5 degrees, then this one is 30,” explained Vladimir Zharov.
“Owls” have already been installed on several warships of our fleet, but in principle, such stations can have almost any carrier. In St. Petersburg, they are already thinking about the development of this project – a complex of interferences that can blind not only at night, but also during the day.
- TVZ Vezda