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Laser gun aims for non-lethality

5th January 2017 - 10:00 GMT | by Erwan de Cherisey in Paris


A new non-lethal portable laser system called the Laser for Deterrence and Interception is expected to get a customer within months.

Produced by French company GEIM the LDI was first designed in 2014 and shown to the public for the first time at Eurosatory in 2016. The company intends to exhibit LDI at the Shield Africa event this January.

Despite its futuristic rifle-like external appearance, complete with buttstock, pistol grip and reflex sight, the LDI is not a weapon. It is in fact a portable laser projector designed to temporarily blind individuals or to saturate electro-optic (EO) sensors so as

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Erwan de Cherisey


Erwan de Cherisey

Erwan de Cherisey is a writer on international affairs and defence.

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