Dr. Rüdiger Schmitt
Senior Scientist, Laser Technology
French-German Research Institute of Saint Louis (ISL)
14:00 INSIGHTS FROM RESEARCH INTO THE EFFECTS OF HIGH-POWER WEAPON LASER RADIATION ON THE BATTLEFIELD
The impact of the laser system itself on the target, in terms of effectiveness (burn time), accuracy, range etc.
The effects of radiation on crew members – how these are already minimal, can be reduced further, and why it is key to inform public perception accordingly
What the impact of HP laser radiation means for this system’s future use on the battlefield