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IDEX 2023: Saab showcases new laser warning sensor for vehicle self-protection

1st March 2023 - 12:00 GMT | by Harry Lye in London

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The LWS-700 (left) and LWS-310 (right). (Photo: author)

At the Emirati show, Saab showcased a range of vehicle self-protection and countermeasure solutions.

At IDEX 2023, Saab showcased a new laser warning sensor, the LWS-700, for the automated detection, classification, and identification of laser-based threats to vehicles.

The system has been sold to a North American OEM vehicle manufacturer; however, Saab would not divulge any further details about the customer.

Having provided the LAV-700 with its Land Electronic Defence Systems (LEDS), the customer could be General Dynamics Land Systems – Canada (GDLS-C).

LWS-700 is an enhanced version of the LWS-310 system, offering greater accuracy down to one degree of bearing and elevation.

Compared to the LWS-310, which requires five receivers to give

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Harry Lye

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Harry Lye was Senior Naval Reporter at Shephard Media.

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