Alfalight Receives $1.7M Contract for Delivery of Maritime Defense Laser Modules
Extending Non-Lethal Ocular Disruption to the Multi-Kilometer Range
MADISON, WI – January 8, 2014 – Alfalight, Inc., a leading developer of high-performance infrared and visible laser systems for defense and security applications, announced it has received a $1.7 million, 20-month contract from a major prime contractor for the development and delivery of rugged, high-power green laser systems with active eye-safety technology. The complete laser and electro-optical systems will be delivered to the United States Naval Surface Warfare Center (Dahlgren Division) for long-range ocular disruption applications. This new long-range non-lethal laser development underscores Alfalight’s focus on integrated defense systems and builds upon Alfalight’s proven Non-Lethal Ocular Disruption (NLOD) technology, combining wide-operating-temperature, high-power green lasers with advanced electro-optics and integrated control methodologies.
“Alfalight’s high-performance green laser technology integrated with novel optics and control engineering are uniquely valuable to tactical systems customers,” said Ron Bechtold, vice president of sales and marketing. “2014 will be a significant growth year for Alfalight. This award adds to our rapidly growing backlog of orders which validates our continued market focus on high-value laser systems integration opportunities for enhanced security solutions.”
Alfalight, Inc., based in Madison, Wisconsin, designs and manufactures reliable, rugged, and efficient laser and electro-optical systems for defense and security applications. These devices serve both man-portable and vehicle-borne applications that include compact visible, SWIR, and infrared laser illuminators, targeting/tracking/locating devices, laser-initiated ordnance, and power-over-fiber. Alfalight’s products are designed for the demands of rough use and are qualified to the ruggedness requirements of MIL-STD-810G or related aerospace/telecommunications standards. Alfalight is ITAR registered and entirely US-based, enabling rapid, cost-effective delivery of turnkey defense electro-optical systems. For more information, visit www.alfalight.com.