The FBI has awarded a contract to Optra Inc.
of Topsfield, Mass., to supply laser event recorders that will be used to fight
the laser dazzle problem faced by pilots worldwide. The ultraprecision measurement
solutions provider originally developed the technology under a US Navy contract.
The recorder can be used in a cockpit to detect a handheld laser pointed in the
direction of an aircraft, enabling a pilot to avoid eye contact while simultaneously
capturing critical information that can be used to locate, apprehend and prosecute