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.