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25 Apr 23
Raytheon unveils ‘next-gen’ electro-optical intelligent-sensing system

Technology captures spectral and optical data simultaneously using lidar-hyperspectral-AI combination.

18 Apr 23
Schott North America wins $multimillion contract for infrared glass for U.S. Army

Glass, manufactured in Duryea, PA, employed in air defense systems.

12 Apr 23
SWIR imaging market 'worth $2.9BN by 2028'

Yole Intelligence says that the war in Ukraine and tensions over Taiwan will push defense applications beyond prior expectations.

12 Apr 23
Photonis eyes methane sensing with deal to buy Telops

French firm continues acquisition strategy with deal to buy Canadian provider of infrared and hyperspectral imagers.

05 Apr 23
Nuburu, Coherent, and nLight contracted for laser weapons development

US firms to share $75M award along with Rolls-Royce Liberty Works, General Atomics, Dynetics, and Lockheed Martin Aculight.

29 Mar 23
BAE’s laser-guidance counter-drone system passes field testing

U.S. Defense division’s successful test strikes pave the way for international fielding.

27 Mar 23
US Naval Research Lab launches Space Wireless Energy Laser Link

“SWELL” project to demonstrate laser “power beaming” in space – as part of the DOD's latest mission to the ISS.

23 Mar 23
ICFO spin-out leads €7M quantum encryption consortium

LuxQuanta joins forces with the likes of Telefonica and Thales in an effort to aid deployment of quantum-encrypted links.

22 Mar 23
Tower and Teramount connect multi-optical fibers to silicon chips…

…and Tower claims first integration of quantum-dot lasers on its SiPho foundry platform.

15 Mar 23
Mitsubishi Electric, L3Harris win weather satellite contracts

Technology firm to build 'Himawari-10' geostationary craft for the Japan Meteorological Agency.

24 Jan 23
Lockheed Martin achieves ‘first light’ in latest laser weapon demonstration

Lab specified to verify beam quality of firm’s 50 kW-class laser architecture designed for the U.S. Army.

24 Jan 23
European consortium guides lightning with high-power laser

Partnership with EPFL has installed laser system on Mount Säntis in Switzerland.

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