Daylight Defense Laser System Verified To Defeat Heat Seeking Missile Threats During IRCM Testing


Jul 05, 2011 –

Tests conducted by the U.S. Air Force validates the performance and effectiveness of Daylight’s QCL based JammIR™ laser system against heat seeking missile threats

San Diego, CA (July 5, 2011) – Daylight Defense, LLC (Daylight), a wholly owned subsidiary of Daylight Solutions, Inc., today announced the recent successful testing of the company’s JammIR™ laser system by the U.S. Air Force.

Throughout the test program, the Quantum Cascade Laser (QCL) based system from Daylight was evaluated against multiple missile threats and over several hundred test events. As witnessed by a broad audience of U.S. Government and industry stakeholders, the JammIR™ laser system consistently defeated these threats in all tests. These results closely follow recent announcements of several successful environmental and flight tests of the company’s JammIR™ laser product line by the U.S. Navy and other prime contractors.

With this most recent set of Government witnessed tests, the capabilities of Daylight’s QCL based JammIR™ laser systems have now been validated to protect both large aircraft as well as smaller fixed and rotary wing aircraft against missile threats, such as man portable air defense systems (MANPADS).

“We are pleased to see that our JammIR™ laser products continue to experience success in Government tests,” said company CEO Dr. Timothy Day. “We are proud to continue providing our support in demonstrating the effectiveness of our JammIR™ products against missile threats, and we look forward to continuing to bring these best-of-breed capabilities to the warfighter.”

About Daylight Solutions

Daylight Solutions develops molecular detection and imaging systems for use in industrial process controls, scientific research, medical diagnostics, environmental monitoring and defense applications. The company is the world leader in high power, multi-wavelength lasers in the mid-infrared, and offers a line of broadly tunable and fixed wavelength laser sources.  The company also develops miniature sensors based on mid-infrared spectroscopy.

About Daylight Defense

Daylight Defense manufactures high power mid-infrared laser based systems for defense and homeland security applications. The company provides mid-wave (MWIR) and long-wave (LWIR) thermal laser pointers, sensors for stand-off detection of explosives and chemical agents, and high power illuminators for infrared countermeasures, thermal imaging and aiming. Daylight Defense is the world leader in military systems based on quantum cascade laser (QCL) technology.

The statements contained in this news release are not purely historical and contain forward looking information and statements. These include statements regarding the Company’s expectations, intentions, or strategies regarding future matters. All forward-looking statements included in this press release are based on information available to the Company on the date released.

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