Laser weapons have dominated futuristic weaponry in science fiction for decades, whilst the military has used lasers as range finders and to designate targets for guided weapons since the Vietnam War. Due to ongoing improvements in optics, power generation and control systems, the use of lasers to generate lethal effects is becoming a reality
RUSI is partnering with the Ministry of Defence of Georgia to deliver the 10th Georgia Defence and Security Conference held on May 24/25 in Tbilisi. The programme will feature a range of issues pertinent to the region with RUSI experts are leading a discussion on the challenge of hybrid warfare.
Whilst some in the air power community look at Russian and Chinese stealth fighter designs as the main threat to Western air superiority in a future conflict, the air picture in Eastern Europe suggests the greatest threat may come from the ground