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visAIRsion - Innovative Laser Protection

More and more helicopter and aircraft crews are being targeted by laser attacks. ESG has developed laser safety glasses in cooperation with the German Institute of Aerospace Medicine, the Bundeswehr Technical Center for Aircraft and Aeronautical Equipment.

NEW LASER SAFETY GLASSES FOR CREW

On behalf of the German Federal Ministry of Defence, ESG have developed laser safety glasses for the specific needs of helicopter pilots in cooperation with the German Institute of Aerospace Medicine, the Bundeswehr Technical Center for Aircraft and Aeronautical Equipment (Wehrtechnische Dienststelle 61) and operational pilots. KH Tiger and NH90 pilots will be the first to be issued with these glasses.

Developed for all mission types

Laser safety glasses have to be worn during long-term and demanding missions under a helmet and together with ear protectors. Consequently, comfort is especially important. Furthermore, modern pilot helmets are fitted with night vision devices or integrated vision systems that leave minimal space for additional laser safety glasses.

 

High degree of comfort

The new laser safety have been designed to ensure the optimum shape and individual adaptability and can be worn comfortably and with any type of helmet. 

 

Individualisation with more than 100 variations

» Optional prescription lenses for spectacle wearers
» Several frame sizes
» Various materials and shapes of glasses arms
» Different lengths of glasses arm
» Personalized nose pads

High transmission for optimal vision

Good vision for the crew in the cockpit is particularly important when flying at night and at twilight. Compatibility with night vision systems and helmet displays has been taken into account.

 

Optimum colour fidelity for maximum safety

Good colour recognition is indispensable for the cockpit crew, for example to differentiate between warning and caution lights. By developing innovative filter materials, we have been able to achieve a high colour fidelity in connection with a high transmission.

Numerous tests were carried out together with the German Institute of Aerospace Medicine, the Bundeswehr Technical Center for Aircraft and Aeronautical Equipment (Wehrtechnische Dienststelle 61) and operational pilots to achieve all these advantages.


ESG LASER SAFETY GLASSES

» Full protection in five spectral ranges
» Personalized frames for use with multiple helmets and helmet mounted displays
» High colour fidelity and high transmission for daytime and night-time flying

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