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Raytheon Provides Laser for Missile Defense

Photonics Spectra
Jan 2003
Raytheon Co. of El Segundo, Calif., has delivered a track illuminator laser to Lockheed Martin for use in the US Air Force's airborne laser missile defense program. The diode-pumped Yb:YAG laser will be used to obtain information about a missile's speed and elevation. Raytheon's laser will be integrated with beam transfer optics for system testing at Lockheed's facility in Sunnyvale, Calif.


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