Welcome to the future, Putin style.
Cash-strapped Russia may sometimes struggle to provide everyday necessities to its loyal citizenry, but one department for which its spares no expense is the Russian military machine. One can be sure that if Russia jumps into a fight, she’s bringing along all her big guns.
Russian President Vladimir Putin stepped up his anti-Islamic State group game a notch when he ordered bombings of several armored vehicles, bomb-making plants, command facilities and ammunition and fuel depots, but what he’s planning on doing to Islamic State fighters on the ground is terrifyingly satisfying.
According to the U.K. Daily Express, Russian military brass recently oversaw tests of a new high-tech “visual optical jammer” called “Grach,” which can be mounted to vehicles or ships and either directly or remotely used against Russia’s enemies.
The light ray device emits a blinding series of four lights that can provide cover for Russian military maneuvers, or, you know, completely blind the bad guys.
“It can save lives and hardware and causes a strong psychological effect on the enemy,” explained device creator Sergey Skokov. “Not only foreign navies, but also border guards and law enforcement agencies fighting against piracy on the seas may find it useful.”