Military & Defense News

  1. US, UK Military Ready Prototypes For Laser Weapon Systems

    The United States and United Kingdom militaries have announced separate deals to develop and deploy laser weapons aboard naval ships.

  2. Xenics Receives Commodity Jurisdiction (CJ) Determination For Multiple ITAR Restricted Cameras

    Xenics has recently been granted Commodity Jurisdiction (CJ) approval for many of their ITAR restricted infrared cameras. This new CJ means that all SWIR cameras supplied by Xenics are now ITAR-free in the United States.

  3. EU FP7 Double Acquisition For Gooch & Housego In The Aerospace And Defense Sector

    Gooch & Housego PLC announces that it has completed two acquisitions that further strengthen the company’s Aerospace & Defence manufacturing abilities.  They have acquired Kent Periscopes Ltd, a UK based specialist supplier of periscopes, vehicle sights and related equipment for land based armoured fighting vehicles (AFVs), and Alfalight Inc, a Madison, Wisconsin based designer and manufacturer of high reliability, rugged laser based, electro-optic systems for defence and security applications.

  4. Photron’s FASTCAM Mini AX, UX, And WX High Speed Cameras Have Double The Memory At 32GB

    ­­­­­Photron, Inc. recently announced the new 32GB memory option for the FASTCAM Mini AX, FASTCAM Mini UX, and FASTCAM Mini WX High Speed Camera Systems. The new memory option is doubled at 32GB; other memory options still available are 4 GB, 8 GB, and 16 GB. Photron’s recently introduced product families are also renowned for their remarkable light sensitivity.

  5. UCLA Creates Terahertz Lasers With Space, Military And Other Applicatins

    Researchers at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science have identified a new way to make a semiconductor laser that operates at terahertz frequencies.

  6. Expanded Scope Of SPIE Meeting Reflected In New Defense And Commercial Sensing Name

    The defense and security conference sponsored by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, has for more than 20 years been the cornerstone event for optics and photonics researchers and engineers in the field.

  7. LightPath Technologies Exhibiting at SPIE Defense, Security & Sensing 2015

    LightPath Technologies is planning to present two new products this year at the SPIE DSS. Visit booth #417 to be among the first to see LightPath’s new Thermal Imaging assemblies for low cost sensors, and its Molded Glass Specialty Products including Acylindrical Lenses. Jeremy Huddleston will be presenting a paper entitled “Investigation of As40Se60 chalcogenide glass in precision glass molding for high-volume thermal imaging lenses” on April 22, at 8:40am.


  8. New Thermal Imaging Equipment for Portable Military Applications for Thermoteknix

    Thermoteknix, a leader in SWaP efficient thermal imaging sensor technologies, will present their versions of Pico brand products at the SPIE DSS 2015, at booth #811. The Pico640 Gen2 from ULIS’ will be showcased as the new SWaP-enhanced thermal imaging sensor that brings power consumption efficiency and performance to Thermoteknix’s MicroCAM 3 Thermal Imaging Module in booth #308.

  9. Sector’s Top Scientific Conference And Exhibition Set To Draw Defense, Sensing Community To Baltimore

    Engineers, scientists, researchers, program managers, and applications developers will be in Baltimore next month for SPIE DSS, the industry's most important scientific conference and exhibition on optics, infrared (IR) imaging, lasers, and sensing for defense, security, industry, healthcare, and the environment.

  10. First Military Grade 12-Micron Thermal Weapon Sight Unveiled

    BAE Systems recently unveiled its first-to-market 12-micron thermal imaging technology that significantly improves the effectiveness of thermal weapon sights.