Laser Terminal Homing Engagement Simulator (Eye-Safe)
HARRY DIAMOND LABS ADELPHI MD
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The Laser Terminal Homing Engagement Simulator LATHES was developed for the US Army Operational Test and Evaluation Agency by the Harry Diamond Laboratories Army Materiel Development and Readiness Command for use in test and training exercises involving laser terminal homing systems. In the US Army these systems include the Cannon Launched Guided Projectile CLGP, Helicopter Laser Fire and Forget Missile HELLFIRE, Ground Laser LocatorDesignator GLLD , Airborne Target Acquisition and fire control systems ATAFCS, Light Weight Laser Designator LWLD, and Airborne Laser Tracker ALT. The most important feature of LATHES is that it makes it possible to conduct a realistic field simulation of a tactical laser terminal homing engagement without using any components that pose a hazard to the eyes of user or bystander personnel. All LATHES components are eyesafe at zero range.