Laser Energetics Inks Dazer Laser Production Deal
MERCERVILLE, N.J., June 17, 2010 — Laser Energetics Inc. announced today that it has signed an agreement for its Dazer Laser will be manufactured by General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products of Charlotte, N.C.
"This is one of the most important business developments in the history of our company," said Robert D. Battis, founder and CEO of Laser Energetics. "Most importantly for shareholders, Laser Energetics no longer has to establish our own manufacturing facility for the Dazer Laser. This is a huge benefit to shareholders and the company in several ways. Laser Energetics will not have to raise millions of dollars on a dilutive basis to build out the high-quality production line that exists at General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products, and we will be able to ramp up production in lock-step with sales, helping to ensure our ability to meet customer demand in a timely fashion."
The Dazer Laser comes in two handheld models, the Defender, which resembles a handgun, and the Guardian, which can be mounted on a rifle or a shotgun. The Defender emits an eye-safe green beam with a diameter of 0.2 m to 2.5 m (about 1 to 8 ft) into what the company calls the Dazer Zone, the range of which can adjust from as close as 1 m to the target to up to 2400 m away, or nearly a mile and a half.
The beam, when shined in the face of a perceived aggressor, temporarily blinds him, impairs his balance and induces motion sickness that lasts for several hours, making it difficult to move, according to company publications. Sunglasses can’t stop the beam and it also works directing it through glass or a car window.
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- 1. A bundle of light rays that may be parallel, converging or diverging. 2. A concentrated, unidirectional stream of particles. 3. A concentrated, unidirectional flow of electromagnetic waves.
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