AUSTIN, Texas - The BAE Systems Sensor Integration segment in Austin, Texas, is jumping into the market for ground-based laser warning sensors to provide ground crews and vehicles with improved situational awareness and protection against laser-designated and laser-guided weapons.
“The same advanced laser warning capability that protects hundreds of military aircraft is now available to safeguard soldiers and military assets on the ground,” says Evan Corwin, laser warning systems program manager for BAE Systems. “This technology is smaller, lighter, and more affordable than competing ground-based systems and has been proven extensively on both fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft.”
The BAE Systems laser warning systems provide laser threat warning that can include threat-class identification and mid- to high-resolution angle-of-arrival data within milliseconds of laser illumination, company officials say.
The technology can detect very-low-energy threats at a safe distance while maintaining low levels of false-alarm rates.
Based on systems developed for aircraft and deployed on more than 1,500 U.S. Air Force, Navy, and Army helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft, the technology is about one-third the size and weight of competing systems and is about one-third the cost, BAE officials say.
BAE Systems has been developing and producing tactical warning receivers for more than 20 years. Its products are used domestically and internationally, and the technology is licensed for use in commercial systems.
For more information contact BAE Systems online at www.ids.na.baesystems.com.