At over 600°C, a jet engine’s exhaust stands out like a beacon when seen in infrared, making it an obvious target for heat-seeking missiles – but a US Navy device might be able to thwart such missiles with ghost images projected in mid-air.
The traditional method of defence has been to eject hot flares to draw missiles away from the aircraft. This new approach uses lasers rather than pyrotechnics.
When focused to a point, a laser can produce a …
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