Britain is looking to develop a new ‘Laser Warning Device’ to equip its armed forces.

A laser warning receiver is a type of passive sensor system used to detect, analyse and locate the source of laser emissions from things like laser guidance systems and laser rangefinders.

According to a recently published tender notice:

“The Authority is seeking to evaluate the capability of suppliers to develop a prototype Laser Warning Device (LWD) for dismounted users. The LWD must be low size, weight and power (e.g. could be body-worn) to support dismounted users in the detection of a wide range of battlefield laser threats.”

The intention will be to obtain a completed final prototype within 12 months.

Many firms already offer these and they’re not new to the British armed forces either, featuring on a range of vehicles including Challenger tanks.

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Marked
Marked
1 month ago

The intention will be to obtain a completed final prototype within 12 months

Lead story in 2028 will be this programme is abandoned after spending billions and the prototype device needing a 100t vehicle to carry it… and then it only works on the 14th day of the month, and only if there’s a full moon.

Paul
Paul
1 month ago
Reply to  Marked

To be replaced with an interim system comprising Disco Dave’s dry ice machine and a mk1 eyeball

David Steeper
David Steeper
1 month ago
Reply to  Paul

It’s Mr Disco Dave too you sir !

AlexS
AlexS
1 month ago
Reply to  Marked

A law forbidding ICE engine will be created and the Government after spending billions in Challenger 3 will cancel the project and will spend more billions in the novel revolutionary Challenger E.