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Program Aims At Protecting Canadian Ships Against Lasers

June 01 2011


Defense Research and Development Canada (DRDC), Valcartier, Quebec, has awarded Cassidian a contract to develop new technologies to detect and counter laser-based threats in Canada's harbors and coastal waters, reports Cassidian, the defense and security division of EADS.

The program, called Laser Optical Countermeasures and Surveillance Against Threat Environment Scenarios (LOCATES), is designed to counter increasing threats to naval vessels from laser designators and...

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