a new laser system named Kalina at a Russian space surveillance facility in the northern Caucasus that would target the optical systems of foreign imaging satellites passing over Russian territory. The project, which was started in 2011, has seen repeated delays, but fresh Google Earth imagery reveals that work is now well under way. Kalina will supplement the Peresvet mobile laser dazzler, which has been in use since late 2019.
Russia is developing a ground-breaking laser technology that will deceive adversary satellites. The Kalina will use incredibly strong laser pulses to harm satellite sensors. When a blinding light source is detected, contemporary imaging satellites automatically close their cameras.