kwesst battlefield laser detection system (blds)

bldsv2 operational & technical differentiators

Modularity & Flexibility

  • Ethernet open standard communication protocol.
  • Output messages not tied to a specific active protection system.


  • Proliferating threat environment -weaponized lasers, LRFs, laser target designators/illuminators, LiDAR
  • Significant interest increasingly being expressed as a result of adversary actions in Syria, Ukraine, and Baltics theatres of operation.
  • Adversaries equipped with latest ISR/lasing/targeting capabilities.
  • “Overmatch Sensitivity” allows operators time to take evasive and/or counter-actions.


  • Identifying source range and location enables decision-action cycle -“Slew to Cue”.
  • “Fingerprinting” & “ Laser Intelligence”- Development of a blue force and adversary spectrum LRF pulse train library is actionable intelligence and Identification Friendly-Foe (IFF) indicator.
  • ATAK/BMA connectivity enables sharing of data.

three levels of laser emitter intelligence

Spectrum Detection
  • 500nm to 1100nm - Low
  • 950nm to 1500nm - Mid
  • 1000nm to 1700nm - High
Angle Detection
  • +/- 0.8 degree
Emitter Signature
  • Signature Recognition of Laser Pulse Train
  • Enables Identification of Emitter Operators via Laser Intelligence