EOS missile defence products use high power laser beams to detect, track, characterise, manoeuvre and affect objects in space. This can be achieved either from a space or near-space platform, or from the ground using advanced atmospheric correction technology for the laser beam.
EOS sensor technology can be applied at multiple points in a missile defence engagement process, including tracking and discrimination, terminal guidance, and damage assessment after conjunction.
- EOS laser tracking is effective for 5 cm objects travelling at 10 km/sec at a range of 5,000 km, even for objects in close formation. Accurate trajectory and intended-target data can quickly be determined.
- EOS remote thrusting technology developed for space debris mitigation, can also be applied to move (not damage or destroy) space vehicles for missile defence.
- EOS laser trackers can designate targets for defensive kinetic kill vehicles (KVs) even while tracking.
- High resolution tracking systems provide battle damage assessment with high fidelity if a tracked target fragments or breaks up.