Los Alamos and Livermore national laboratories are developing an airborne lidar system to detect biological warfare agents on a battlefield at ranges up to 100 km. Under a U.S. Army-sponsored 21-month technology development effort, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) will build and deliver two fully ruggedized prototypes that can be flown on a standard UH-60 Black Hawk. The Livermore lab is developing a 1.5-micron eye-safe laser specifically for the system. The gulf war ...

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