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UM, Omni Develop Helo Missile Defense

By Staff Writer | September 9, 2010

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Researchers from the University of Michigan and Ann Arbor-based Omni Sciences have come up with a laser-based technology that can defend helicopters against heat-seeking missiles. The laser would, in essence, “blind” the missile as it approaches the helicopter. The project falls under an Omni Sciences grant from the U.S. Army and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).
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