Russia’s scientists have developed a new laser technology which protects the sensitive elements of the optical devices used in military equipments, according to RIA Novosti.
“Our army may face this challenge, so we have designed special built-in filters that could ensure protection from laser attacks,” Dmitry Chesnokov, a dean of the faculty of nanotechnologies at the Siberian State Geodesic Academy was quoted as saying, adding that these filters can also be used to increase combat survivability of unmanned aerial vehicles.
In addition, the report says many countries are already developing high-power lasers capable of destroying optical sensors used in various types of weaponry, including night vision devices and optical guidance systems.
The scientist said the new technology requires only slight modification of existing optical systems and the addition of a filter, which would not significantly increase the cost of weaponry.
The preliminary talks with the Russian military are under way. Chesnokov said the new technology had been thoroughly tested and is ready for implementation.