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The Pulsed Laser Vulnerability Test System (PLVTS) is the largest pulsed CO2 laser in the U.S.  It is designed to support susceptibility and vulnerability testing of electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) tactical weapons systems.  Fully transportable and self-contained, PLVTS is capable of providing tactical threat environments at virtually any test range in the world.

  • Threat Lasers are agile and eye-safe lasers, that are available for component or system level testing.  White Sands Missile Range is in possession of over 50 threat lasers.  
  • The Advanced Pointed Tracker (APT) is instrumented with a 60-cm diameter optical tracker or beam director.  It is mobile with two optical benches that enables dynamic testing.


  • The Sea Lite Beam Director (SLBD) is a beam director that can be used as an optical tracker for very high energy lasers.  It is instrumented with a 2m diameter optical tracker or beam director.  The SLBD is currently in mothball status. 


This page was last updated on 10/4/2016 11:29 AM