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Overcoming Precision-Guided Munitions, Sensing Challenges

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The large number of deployed lasers and precision-guided munitions has driven the need for better laser warning systems that can detect incoming threats.

ERIC DESFONDS, EXCELITAS TECHNOLOGIES CORP.

Situational awareness is an ever-increasing challenge for armed forces deployed across vast areas and engaged in multiple conflicts. Modern soldiers have become data collectors in today’s complex command, communication and control systems, and thus they are flooded with a wide range of stimuli emanating from multiple sources. Over the last 40 years, the goal of minimizing collateral damage has driven the transition to precision-guided munitions, thereby significantly increasing the number of different light sources in theater. Laser rangefinders and laser target designators allow...Read full article

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