IN BRIEF: Laser-based attacks on ships to be thwarted by Cassidian system

Engineers at Cassidian in Germany are developing technology to protect Canadian naval vessels by preventing laser-based attacks in littoral areas and harbors. The Laser Optical Countermeasures and Surveillance Against Threat Environment Scenarios (LOCATES) program is being run by officials at the Defense Research Development Canada in Valcartier, Quebec. LOCATES is designed to counter laser designators and laser-guided weapons. The first prototype is scheduled for 2013.

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