GLOW (Green Light Optical Warner)

GLOW (Green Light Optical Warner)

Thales has designed a range of laser based non-lethal electro-optical countermeasure systems which can be used to defend against a wide variety of threats whether they be on land, at sea or in the air.

Non-lethal systems can be used to provide protection against potential aggressors at vital points such as civil or military installations, vehicle checkpoints and convoys. They are designed to enhance the safety and capability of forces in peacekeeping operations and especially in areas where civilians and insurgents are difficult to differentiate.

GLOW is a gun-mounted laser warner which uses an intense green light to warn personnel approaching peacekeeping forces that they are under suspicion and should not approach further. GLOW can be gun mounted using a Picatinney Rail, operated remotely or used hand-held with a pistol grip or stock.

GLOW is an additional step in Force Escalation, aiding the determination of intent and it can be further used to degrade the ability of the aggressor to take offensive action.

GLOW features a choice of narrow or wide beams: Wide for use at close quarters in the urban scenario, or a Narrow beam for longer range. In both modes the beam can be pulsed to give a higher level of warning.

GLOW features a wide environmental range of operation and a consistently high quality of beam to ensure target coverage.