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Thursday, August 06, 2015

France funding combat laser for wing mounted pod for French Dassault Rafale fighter

Quantel Laser (Paris, France) has been awarded a $7-million, multi-year contract by a Tier 1 defense contractor to supply lasers to be built into a wing-mounted fighter aircraft pod, such as on the French Dassault Rafale fighter. The military aircraft lasers will provide critical telemetry as well as target designation functions.

Quantel designs and manufactures high-power, solid-state lasers for scientific, industrial, military, and medical applications.

This contract covers a specific production series of lasers and follows Quantel’s successful development of the compact, ruggedized laser source as well as delivery of several earlier production runs.

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