Features about 'Defence'

April 2011

In the wars

Stephen Mounsey looks at science fiction becoming science fact in terms of lasers and photonics in military applications

April 2016

Can higher powers open windows for terahertz security?

Andy Extance investigates the new sources that could broaden adoption of terahertz imaging

May 2014

Light sensing keeps soldiers safer

With SPIE DSS approaching, Tom Eddershaw investigates some of the sensing technologies used to protect troops, including lidar and spectroscopy

April 2013

Perfect beam, perfect defence

A coherent strategy is not the only way to stop your enemy, as Rob Coppinger finds that directed energy needs good beam quality to defend its military users

February/March 2010

Solid defence

Throughout the turbulent economic period, the military and defence market has remained stable. Warren Clark asks if the sector will stay profitable in the future

June/July 2009

In the firing line

Greg Blackman looks at uses of photonics for military applications, from infrared countermeasures to target designators

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