Northrop Delivers 2,000th Viper Laser to US Navy

26 January 2011 (Last Updated January 26th, 2011 18:30)

Northrop has delivered the 2,000th Viper laser to the US Navy ahead of schedule. Viper is a small, lightweight multi-band laser designed to protect rotary-wing aircraft, large transport aircraft and fast jets from IR-guided missiles. The system automatically detects a missile

Northrop has delivered the 2,000th Viper laser to the US Navy ahead of schedule.

Viper is a small, lightweight multi-band laser designed to protect rotary-wing aircraft, large transport aircraft and fast jets from IR-guided missiles.

The system automatically detects a missile launch and activates a high-intensity laser-based countermeasure system to track and defeat the missile.