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Combating Infrared Threats on the Battlefield

Tech Briefs: September 2018

Shawn Cullens
  • Magazine Article
  • 18AERP09_03
Published 2018-09-01 by SAE International in United States

There have been several news headlines lately about offenders pointing commercial lasers at helicopters or police personnel, temporarily blinding and distracting them. An increasing number of “laser assault” incidents have led to tougher penalties with fines and jail time in various countries. The lasers typically used in these attacks operate in the visible light spectrum; therefore, these lasers can be blocked by special absorbing optical dyes contained in special laser defense eyewear.

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