Military & Defense News

  1. ESCORT Debuts PASSPORT® Max™ ‘High Definition’ Radar Detector With Advanced Military Technology - All-New PASSPORT Max™ Exceeds Three Key Category Benchmarks

    Category leading innovator and holder of over 85% of radar patents, ESCORT Inc. ( raises the radar detector performance benchmark again with the release of its all-new High Definition PASSPORT® Max™ radar & laser detector. Using advanced military technology, PASSPORT Max™ delivers high definition performance with ultra-fast signal processing and unprecedented noise filtering.


  2. Northrop Grumman Will Help U.S. Navy Mature Laser Weapon Systems, Components For Surface Self-Defense Missions

    The U.S. Navy has selected Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) for the initial phase of the Solid State Laser Technology Maturation (SSL-TM) program. SSL-TM is a research and development project to mature solid-state, high-power laser weapon systems and components for ship defense.

  3. SPIE Defense, Security, And Sensing 2013 Highlights Vital Role Of Photonics For Defense And Commercial Applications

    Capabilities essential to the work of first responders, military forces, researchers, and manufacturers were on display last week at SPIE Defense, Security, and Sensing (DSS), the largest annual international meeting featuring light-based technologies for defense and commercial applications. 

  4. SPIE Defense, Security, And Sensing Thrives In Baltimore

    Driven by the critical role photonic technologies play in today’s defense and industrial economies, the SPIE Defense, Security, and Sensing (DSS) conference and exhibition have grown to become the leading forum where developers of advanced technologies and products meet face-to-face with government and industry customers

  5. PG&O® Provides Complete Turnkey Optical Solutions For Military, Avionics, SWIR, And LADAR Apps

    Precision Glass & Optics (PG&O), global experts in optical manufacturing and precision thin film coatings, offers complete turnkey optical solutions for military and defense applications.  PG&O provides thin film coating solutions for avionics, such as precision, narrow-cone-angle optical filters, which can be customized for displays.

  6. IEEE Photonics Society’s 2012 Avionics, Fiber-Optics & Photonics Conference To Showcase Recent Strides In Deploying Fiber Optics And Photonics Technology On Commercial & Military Platforms

    The IEEE Photonics Society’s 2012 Avionics, Fiber-Optics & Photonics Conference (AVFOP 2012) is an application-oriented conference which provides a common international forum for leaders, researchers, engineers, technicians, logisticians, manufacturers and instructors to convene and discuss all aspects of severe environment fiber optic component systems and technology, as well as the reliability, maintainability, producibility, supportability, and future direction of those systems.

  7. LightWorks Optics, Inc. Awarded Optical Production Contract As Part of US Foreign Military Sales Contract

    LightWorks Optics, Inc. a leading provider of precision optical systems, assemblies and components, has been awarded two contracts totaling more than $20 million dollars from Lockheed Martin for the production of two specialized optical assemblies integral to the Infrared Search and Track (IRST™) sensor system for the F-15.

  8. Northrop Grumman Demonstrates Compact, Rugged Solid-State Laser For Military Applications Against Anti-Ship Cruise Missile Components

    Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has test fired the first product in its next-generation FIRESTRIKE™ family of high-energy, solid-state lasers that meet goals for size and weight reduction and ruggedization for operational applications.

  9. Sofradir Shows The Future In Infrared Detection For Military And Space Applications At SPIE DSS 2012

    Sofradir will demo what it considers to be the future industry standard for infrared (IR) detection in high performance systems, a prototype 10-micron pixel pitch MWIR, at SPIE DSS in Baltimore, April 23 – 27, stand 1711.

    Trend towards smaller pixel pitch IR detectors means significant increases in identifying smaller objects at greater distances.

  10. SCHOTT To Present Advancements In Military Glass And Optics Technology At Defense Security And Sensing Conference

    SCHOTT Defense, a division of SCHOTT North America, Inc., is exhibiting (booth 1519) its innovations in military-application glass and optics technologies at the Defense Security and Sensing (DSS) trade show in Baltimore from April 23 to 27.