CACI International Inc. is partnering with Laser Energetics Inc. to provide the Defense Department and other federal agencies technology for distracting adversaries, CACI announced Monday.
The companies also intend to provide the laser optical distracters to homeland security and law enforcement agencies.
“In the C4ISR arena, there is a growing demand from combatant commanders, law enforcement officers, and governments worldwide for non-lethal weapons capabilities,” CACI President and CEO Dan Allen said in a release. “As a result, many governments, led by the United States, are entering into non-lethal weapons research, design and procurement, covering the full spectrum of public safety, law enforcement, crowd control and asymmetric warfare.”
The companies believe the laser technology can be used in border security and peacekeeping missions, Chief Operating Officer John Mengucci said.
Laser Energetics formed the partnership to increase sales in the federal market, CEO John Battis said.
CACI will help provide Dazer Laser® Light Fighting Technologies products through:
- deployment planning, installation and training
- arranty management and sparing
- field service representatives
- help desk services
Both companies expect the non-lethal weapons market to grow as governments combat asymmetric threats.
CACI says the Dazer Laser is a hand-held and weapon-mounted product for use at stand-off distances, featuring an eye-safe feature for close encounters.