BAE SYSTEMS ENTERS MARKET FOR GROUND-BASED LASER WARNING SENSORS
14 Feb 06. Drawing on two decades of experience developing and producing laser warning solutions for military aircraft, BAE Systems today announced its entry into the market for ground-based laser warning sensors. The technology is designed to protect ground crews and vehicles by improving situational awareness and guarding against laser-designated and -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,” said Evan Corwin, Laser Warning Systems program manager for BAE Systems in Austin, Texas. “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.”
BAE Systems’ laser warning solutions provide reliable laser threat warning that can include threat-class identification and mid- to high-resolution angle-of-arrival data within milliseconds of laser illumination. The technology can detect very-low-energy threats at a safe distance while maintaining industry-leading false-alarm rates.
Based on systems developed for aircraft and deployed on more than 1,500 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 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.