BAE Systems developing technology to protect pilots from laser attacks

BAE Systems engineers have developed a low-cost, lightweight, flexible system that can block dangerous laser light, protecting pilots and flight crew from hostile attacks.

BAE Systems engineers have developed a low-cost, lightweight, flexible system that can block dangerous laser light, protecting pilots and flight crew from hostile attacks. The laser-protection technique for aircraft is selective in the way it prevents laser transmission, meaning a high level of natural light still can pass through the canopy with minimal color distortion. Pilots are protected from dangerous laser incidents with no deterioration in vision. Laser attacks targeting pilots and air crews are a major concern, and can distract pilots, obscure instruments, and cause short-lived 'flash' blindness.

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