PAPV Counter-Optical System
Portable Laser Countermeasure
Nudelman Precision Engineering
The Portable Laser Countermeasure System known as PAPV,
developed and produced by the Russian Nudelman Precision Engineering
design bureau. The system weighs 56 kg, yet, is considered "portable".
The system enables performs detection and neutralization of snipers, and
performs as an EO countermeasure unit against combat systems equipped
with electro-optical devices such as tanks, attack helicopters etc. The
PAPV system uses a low-power laser (2W) to detect EO systems. When
located, the system transmits a more powerful laser pulse (1.5 Joul at
the 1.06 micron or 0.2 Joule in the 0.53 micron wavelengths) to blind
and disrupt the optical system. The system operates at ranges from 300
to 1,500 meters.