KWESST develops system for detection and location of laser weapons - KWESST

November 8, 2019

KWESST today announced that in response to a request from an allied NATO country it has successfully developed a system to detect and locate laser weapons recently used in contested areas of the world to permanently injure or blind ground personnel.

The company is productizing three variants for test and evaluation by NATO and NATO allies: a compact soldier-worn unit that alerts personnel to the presence of the laser weapon; a squad version that also detects the location of the laser weapon; and, a vehicle-mounted version that also detects and locates the laser weapon. When coupled to KWESST’s TASCS system and indirect fire weapons, the location of the laser weapon is displayed for coordinated fire to neutralize the threat.

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KWESST deveops and commercializes high-value ultra-miniaturized technology applications that make a critical difference to the safety and operational effectiveness of personnel in the defence and security community. The company’s current portfolio of unique proprietary offerings include: its signature TASCS™ (Tactical and Situational Control System) for real-time awareness and targeting information from any source (including drones) streamed directly to users’ smart devices and weapons; the autonomous Grey Ghost™ kinetic impact missile system that defends against small hostile drones including swarms; a Ground Laser Defence system to counter the emerging threat of weaponized lasers against personnel; and, the Phantom Tactical Electronic Decoy to mask the electromagnetic signature of friendly forces with decoy “phantom” signatures at false locations to deceive and confuse adversaries. All systems can operate stand-alone or integrate seamlessly with OEM products and battlefield management systems including Frontline, Edge, Killswitch and ATAK (Android Tactical Assault Kit) among others. KWESST also has developmental “smart ordnance” projects including its “Shot Counter” system, which records the number and type of rounds fired, for optimized firearms maintenance and performance. The Company is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, with representative offices in Washington, DC, London, UK and Abu Dhabi, UAE.

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