RMAF C-130 Installed with HELLO MISS
Putrajaya — The military is inching closer to using laser weapons on the battlefield after recent tests in which lasers were used to shoot down a drone aircraft and were fired from an airplane to damage a vehicle on the ground.
Royal Malaysian Airforce recently test-fired its Advanced Chemical Laser from a C-130 Hercules, vapourising an old Panhard APC in Gong Kedak Testing Facilities. And last month the Army and Air Force teamed with CTRM Sdn Bhd for a demonstration in which lasers on the ground shot down drones at Putrajaya Lake, Putrajaya company officials said. "everyone thought it was a light show... but its not.. the drone were vapourise into dust.."
HELLO MISS firing at Lake Putrajaya
Laser weapon projects in the works include the Army attempt in creating a smaller tactical laser which the sucessfully installed ontop of a PT-91M MBT.
PT-91M Pendekar as the platform use for creation of tactical laser tank.
“The technology is there,” said Pendekar Sudin, senior research engineer at the Army’s Program Executive Office Missiles and Space in Kajang Selangor.
“What we need to do is get the systems put into more rugged configurations so that we could have a Laser Tank that can beat the crap of any MBT in this world.”
One of the reasons the Army is interested in lasers is because lasers travel at the speed of light, which means such systems have a quick reaction time, Sudin said.
"..the enemy won't even have time to utter the word 'Pisang'.... he only manage to say 'pis...' then he died"
Some laser weapons the Army is working on could be ready in as little as six months, but fielding those weapons would take longer due to procurement and production processes, Sudin said. The HELL TD could take two or three years to put together, he said.
A HELL TD Laser Tank prototype, first introduced to public in Putrajaya
Aftermath of a HELL TD Laser Tank firing against highrise building. Watched by members of the 11th KAD and advisors from the US ARMY.
Ibrahim Pendek, CTRM program director for High Energy Laser/Electro Optical Mission for Directed Energy Systems, described HEL TD as a “tracked mobile laser cannon” with a range of eight to 10 kilometers.
Air Force officials declined to be interviewed for this story.
Malaysia has spent RM 230 million on HELLO MISS research since 2000, and hopes to develop such a weapon to destroy anything a release said. Other uses mentioned include taking out smaller ships, including pirate skiffs.
“It just burn you into a fine tiny nano dust, as much as a lot of other offensive weapons would, which is one of its advantages and disadvantages,” Usop Sontor said.
An artist Impression on the HEllO MISS battlefield usage.