CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products has been awarded a $2.6 million contract by Laser Energetics, Inc. (Pink Sheets: LNGT), to produce the new non-lethal Dazer Laser™ - Light Fighting Technologies. General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products is a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD).
The Dazer Laser product line currently consists of the GUARDIAN and DEFENDER models and is designed for use by the military and law enforcement entities when non-lethal force is an option. The Dazer Laser's continuous wave and modulating green laser beam temporarily impair a threat's vision and awareness in an instant. The products operate on standard batteries, are lightweight and ergonomically comfortable. The Dazer's patented variable-range laser differentiates the product, allowing for effective use at distances from 1 to 2,400 meters (model dependent).
According to Bill Gural, vice president and general manager of Detection Systems for General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products, "These safe, non-lethal hand held systems can effectively stop hostile operations in a variety of environments and can be used in both counterterrorism and security applications."
Work will be performed at General Dynamic's production facility in Charlotte, N.C., and is expected to begin this month. "This award is a great foundation for building on our relationship with Laser Energetics," said Gural.
Laser Energetics was founded by Robert D. Battis and is headquartered in Mercerville, N.J. Laser Energetics has and continues to develop a comprehensive and strategic laser product line that addresses laser applications in industry, science, medicine, homeland security and the military. More information about Laser Energetics can be found online at www.laserenergetics.com.
General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products, located in Charlotte, N.C., provides a broad range of system solutions for military and commercial applications. The company designs, develops and produces high-performance weapon and armament systems, defensive armor and countermeasure systems, and is a leading U.S. producer of biological and chemical detection systems and high performance aerospace composites. More information about General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products can be found on the Internet at www.gdatp.com.
General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Va., employs approximately 91,200 people worldwide. The company is a market leader in business aviation; land and expeditionary combat systems, armaments and munitions; shipbuilding and marine systems; and information systems and technologies. More information about General Dynamics is available online at www.gd.com.
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