New solutions for laser strike defence
Oct. 27, 2011, Washington, D.C. - Night Flight Concepts announced
Wednesday at the “Laser Illumination of Aircraft Conference, a Growing
Threat” a new suite of products, Laser Armor.
By Carey Fredericks
These new optical systems for laser defense offer equipment and training
options to help aviation organizations defend against laser attacks.
Laser Armor aids in the planning and implementation of a coordinated
response that protects personnel and equipment from voluntary and
involuntary laser strikes, while at the same time extending operational
capabilities and readiness in night operations.
“Our company is pleased to support this strategic conference that is
raising awareness of the growing problem of inappropriate use of lasers
illegally targeting aircraft,” said Night Flight Concepts President,
Adam Aldous. “Our approach is to support a multi-faceted response to the
issue that includes national flight legislation and the adoption of
preventative measures by flight organizations to prevent potential
illuminations or minimize cockpit disruption.”
Laser Armor – Helping Organizations Train, Protect & Perform.
Night Flight Concepts Laser Armor is a new line of products designed to
provide unique protective products to assist civil, government and
industry aviation organizations worldwide. This is accomplished through
increased laser strike readiness that helps prevent possible damage to
personnel and equipment. The up-side is improved operational safety and
performance. The solution suite delivers a complete platform of products
and services for civil aviation laser defense that complement existing
night operation for fixed and rotary-wing flight programs:
• Laser Armor Aviator Glasses
Designed for use at night, Laser Armor Aviator Glasses optimize
protection from intentional or incidental laser strikes without
compromising the wearer’s ability to perform on the job. Glasses absorb
99.5% of green laser and 97% of blue laser strike beams without
compromising pilot visual acuity or cockpit display panel color
recognition. Several stylish, ergonomic frame styles offer exceptional
optics and laser defense as well as comfort to enhance user job
• Laser Armor LIF (light interference filter)
Designed for use with leading Night Vision Goggles (NVGs), the Laser
Armor LIF protect image intensifier tubes from damage from intentional
or incidental exposure to laser strike beams. The Laser Armor LIF will
absorb laser strike beams (absorbing 90-99.5% of the beam energy), to
protect the image intensifier tube from laser spot damage.
• Laser Armor Aviation Laser Defense Training
Bundled with Laser Armor glasses and LIF products, Laser Armor Aviation
Laser Defense Training provides a flexible, self-paced e-learning
opportunity to provide the necessary educational context on laser
strikes, product capabilities, limitations and operation requirements to
help improve user performance. The program addresses the need for
education about laser strikes and covers mitigation techniques most
effective in the public safety sector of aviation.
• Laser Defense Program Consulting Services
For organizations looking for additional guidance on program planning
and implementation, Night Flight Concepts also offers consulting
services to assist with Laser Defense Program development.