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.

George has a degree in Cyber Security from Glasgow Caledonian University and has a keen interest in naval and cyber security matters and has appeared on national radio and television to discuss current events. He also works for the NHS. George is on Twitter at @geoallison
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Marked
Marked
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months ago
Reply to  Paul

It’s Mr Disco Dave too you sir !

AlexS
AlexS
3 months 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.