Annex E. International Armaments Strategy
Army Science and Technology Master Plan (ASTMP 1997)

1. Laser Sensors for Remote Detection of Chemical/Biological Warfare (CBW) Agents (France)

Description: Remote detection of CBW agents is done using laser light scattering and reflected analysis techniques. Systems using remote detection offer obvious advantages over point source detectors which must be in local contact with the CBW agent. The United States and France are world leaders in laser technology and in CBW-related technologies, and have exchanged much information in CBW research and testing.

Justification: French research and development may contribute to development of standoff biological agent detection and identification capability using laser light scattering techniques.

Implementation: There are existing agreements in this technology area with France which could potentially expedite implementation of a specific program agreement to address this opportunity.


Dr. Rodney Smith
Army Materiel Command
5001 Eisenhower Blvd
Alexandria, VA 22333-0001
e-mail: [email protected]


Dr. George R. Famini/Ms. Juanita M. Keesee
U.S. Army Edgewood RD&E Center
Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21010-5423
e-mail: [email protected]
e-mail: [email protected]