The four 20 kilowatt lasers fire simultaneously, in a technique known as superimposition which combines them into a single powerful 80 kilowatt beam.
According to the company, using superimposition there's not limit to the amount of energy that can be focused on a target — just add more lasers.
The Gatling laser can reportedly shoot down a drone at 500 meters. Lasers can also detonate ammunition, explode artillery shells, blind the sensors of another ship, and even burn holes in smaller ships.
Russia is developing a military airborne laser system based on the IL-76 transport plane and designed to counter enemy intelligence means in various environments. The design in principle is not new, as it was started in 1980.
The complex is designed to transmit laser energy to remote objects in order to counter the infrared optoelectronic means of the enemy.
The laser is able to paralyze the work of intelligence facilities based in space, in the air and on the ground.