KRET has developed a multi-channel laser guidance system for the Ka-52, Mi-8MNP, and Mi-28N helicopters. The new development will guide high-precision missiles and will allow helicopters to use various types of missiles.
The laser guidance system is designed to control and guide missiles to a target through either automatic or manual honing.
The system uses a powerful CW solid-state laser with laser diodes. A compact, low-inertia, acousto-optic, x/y-coordinate deflector that operates without any mechanical components and is controlled by electrical signals powers the laser scanning.
On the other hand, an analog control field generated solely by mechanical means results in lower speed, reduced reliability, and increased size and weight.