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Daylight Defense

To Protect With Light - Advanced Capabilities for the Warfighter

Daylight Defense, a wholly owned subsidiary of Daylight Solutions, is committed to protecting our citizens and soldiers through the power of light. We develop advanced product solutions based on the company’s core technology in Quantum Cascade Lasers (QCL).

Daylight Defense is the demonstrated leader in mid-wave and long-wave laser-based products for critical defense applications. The company has delivered advanced products for IRCM, Combat ID, Search and Rescue, Targeting, Fire Support, and Free Space Communications.

Our Mission Is… To Protect With Light.


With 20 different IRCM laser embodiments shipped in the past three years, and over 1,000 lasers manufactured for Defense and Commercial applications, Daylight Solutions has developed and delivered more QCL-based systems for advanced applications than any mid-IR provider. We are experts at combining the precision of Scientific Instrumentation with the extreme demands of military-grade products.


Daylight’s QCL-based products have surpassed 1,000,000 hours of run time.  Over 3,500 hours of system-level testing has been completed through Accelerated Life Testing (ALT), Safety of Flight (SOF) Testing and Environmental Stress Screening (ESS). 


Daylight Defense is the only QCL-based system manufacturer qualified at TRL 7 and MRL 6 for military procurement programs. High power laser systems have been successfully field tested and flown on multiple aircraft platforms (MH-60, AH-1Z, UH-1, CH-53, H-46) with evaluation by the USG in multiple environments (e.g., LITE, DIME, GWEF). 

Contact Daylight Solutions
as the world leader in advanced, mid-IR technology to see how we can add value to your next program and provide the solutions you need To Protect With Light.