Fiber optics in the military encompass applications in all army branches, such as marines, navy, and air force.
Fiber in metal tube
Fiber optic communications are part of the army’s information network and connect launch sites, army groups, and officers to the central HQ. The durability of fiber optic cables makes them perfect for the rugged and demanding environment of warfare. The application of optical fiber in defense has strong roots for the past two decades and is offering some fascinating new opportunities.
Fiber optic sensing
The military application of distributed acoustic sensing technology can provide valuable insight about potential damage to military equipment and machines, such as tanks, gunboats, and artillery from enemy fire and transmit this information over to the command.