EO/IR Countermeasures

The Department of Defense (DoD) has been pursuing a range of laser-based systems to counter advanced threat tracking systems, missiles, and other precision guided munitions utilizing electro-optical and infrared sensors. Laser systems scalable in output power and capable of generating spectral output in all major regions of the threat optical/IR spectrum, has significant promise in fulfilling both present and future DoD mission requirements against existing and emerging threats.

Q-Peak has been working on the development of tunable laser systems that span the UV to LWIR spectrum with multiple laser technologies including Supercontinuum, high power fiber, and non-linear frequency converters. As threats increasing become more difficult to defeat with traditions directable IRCM laser system, new laser architectures are required to meet the challenge.

AC-130 Gunship
AC-130 Gunship ejecting traditional flare countermeasures – (US Air Force Photo)