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

2. Air/Land Enhanced Reconnaissance Targeting (ALERT)

Description: Develop a multi-function laser to support the on the move algorithm requirements of the Air/Land Enhanced Reconnaissance and Targeting program (ALERT). The laser must have the functionality to provide eye safe range, range mapping, target profiling, non-eye safe range and target designation at tactical ranges and speeds for the Comanche.

Justification: Currently, the Comanche multi-mode laser provides only non-eye safe target range and target designation as well as eye safe range. What is needed to achieve the potential of aided on-the move performance is multi-function laser. The laser must have an increased pulse rate of 10x above the current Comanche laser as well as scan/target profiling capability.

Implementation: Potential foreign suppliers of the technology are known to exist.

Inquiries regarding cooperative projects and arrangements in this area should be directed to the AMC POCs identified below:


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


Bob Both
Fort Monmouth, NJ 07703
e-mail: [email protected]