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Russia Developing Plane-Mounted Lasers To Blast Satellites, US Confirms Deployment Of Vehicle-Mounted Anti-Drone Lasers
Russian military engineers reportedly have completed an aircraft-based laser system capable of destroying enemy satellites out of space.
Pentagon Developing Laser-Shooting Drones To Intercept Enemy Missiles
The U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) is proposing to spend $66 million on a program to develop and deploy unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) that fire lasers at intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) shortly after takeoff, or during their boost phase of flight, when they are most vulnerable.
Seeing Is Believing: VR/AR Headset Demos At SPIE Photonics West 2018
It’s safe to say that, whatever the expectations happened to be for last Monday’s altered reality/virtual reality headset demos at SPIE Photonics West, the event's reality surpassed them.
U.S. Air Force Aims To Deploy Laser-Armed Fighter Jets By 2021
The United States Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), through its Self-protect High Energy Laser Demonstrator (SHiELD) program, has awarded Lockheed Martin a $26.3 million contract to design, develop and produce a high-power fiber laser mounted on a tactical fighter jet by 2021.
Wind Satellite Vacuum Packed
With liftoff on the horizon, ESA’s Aeolus satellite is going through its last round of tests to make sure that this complex mission will work in orbit.
ViDAR Optical Radar Installed In SKELDAR V-200 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
ViDAR (visual detection and ranging) -- the world's first optical radar designed for maritime search and detection – was recently incorporated as a payload in the SKELDAR V-200, a heavy fuel engine VTOL (vertical takeoff and landing) UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) made by Swiss-based UMS SKELDAR.
New Virtual Reality Display Uses Optical Mapping To Ease Eye Fatigue
A new type of 3D display being developed by researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign could pave the way for augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) headsets that do not cause headaches, nausea and eye fatigue symptoms commonly reported by users.
MILITARY & DEFENSE VIDEOS
Gooch & Housego Aspherical And Spherical Optics For Commercial And Military Imaging Applications
Gooch & Housego manufactures precision optical components in numerous aspherical and spherical shapes, and in a wide variety of materials for commercial and military imaging applications.
Hyperspectral Camera For Systems Integration
Telops has responded to the request of their customers for a smaller version of their Hyper-Cam hyperspectral camera and has miniaturized it enough so that it can be integrated into smaller systems and packages.
Diverse Catalog Of Aerospace And Defense Solutions
Craig Taylor with Qioptiq, an Excelitas Technologies Company spent some time with us on day two of the DSS exhibition to give us an overview of some of his division’s work in optical modules and systems used in the aerospace and defense markets. He then turns it over to Eric Desfonds with Excelitas so he could catch us up on some of their more recent product developments, including their newly launched N-type quadrant detectors.
SWIR Camera For Military And Industrial Imaging
Technology involving military and industrial imaging applications is prevalent at DSS this year, and Sensors Unlimited's was no exception. Check out the video to hear Bob Jones talk about two newer SWIR cameras for these two market segments, and what makes them a fit for each.
Very Small Optics And Assemblies For Defense And Medical Applications
In this video, Precision Optics Corp president Joe Forkey gives us a brief overview of his company and then gives us a closer look at some of the things they featured at their Photonics West booth.
Military Precision For Commercial Solutions
In this video, Jim Hooker, from L-3 Applied Optics Center, gives us an overview of his company and their capabilities.
Hyperspectral And Infrared Imaging Solutions For The Defense Market
Vincent Farley with Telops gives us an overview of the Hyper-Cam Hyperspectral Imaging System and its role in defense and security related applications such as standoff chemical detection and identification, characterization of rockets, missiles, and flares, and more.