Accession Number : ADA310484

Title :   Developments in Military Infrared and Laser Technology,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL AIR INTELLIGENCE CENTER WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Huifeng, Xiong

PDF Url : ADA310484

Report Date : JUL 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : Infrared and laser technology is widely used in aviation and space, in reconnaissance, remote sensing and remote metering, missile warning, aircraft night vision and night navigation, and plays an important role in target detection, identification and tracking, aiming and precision guidance as well as communications. Their application can greatly increase the precision of weapons systems, increase ECM capabilities, counter stealth capabilities, counter surface object interference capabilities, greatly reduce costs, and increase the effectiveness of weapons systems. Therefore, they are recognized as power multipliers for the weapons with which the military is equipped. The military of all countries are playing serious attention to developments in infrared and laser technology, especially the development of elements, components and their basic technology. For example, of the 11 different key technologies of the United States Defense Science and Technology, 1.162 billion dollars was invested in optics and electronics (primarily composed of infrared and laser technologies) durirg the years 1992, 1993 and 1994 (not including SDI). This constituted 13 percent of all investments in key technologies during these three years.

Descriptors :   *INFRARED DETECTION, *LASERS, GUIDED MISSILES, OPTICS, UNITED STATES, AIRCRAFT, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, INVESTMENTS, WEAPON SYSTEMS, TRACKING, COSTS, NAVIGATION, REMOTE DETECTORS, PRECISION, TRANSLATIONS, GUIDANCE, NIGHT, NIGHT VISION, TARGET DETECTION, INFRARED RADIATION, ELECTRONIC COUNTERMEASURES, RECONNAISSANCE, CHINA, WARNING SYSTEMS, CHINESE LANGUAGE.

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
      Infrared Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE