Ballistic GogglePHA first designed and developed StingerHawk ballistic spectacles in 2013 to complement the Company’s flagship line of protective eyewear—the Sawfly spectacle system. In the years since, StingerHawk spectacles have proven distinctive in their own right, offering the same fragmentation protection—high-impact, interchangeable polycarbonate lenses that exceed military ballistic impact requirements for spectacles and goggles—in a low-profile, modernized style with a tighter curvature. Recently, the Stingerhawk line has gained widespread notoriety for its performance and look, particularly for the OcuMax Plus anti-fog coating, an industry leading treatment that performs between 10 and 20 times better than other anti-fog solutions on the market. This coating also provides best-in-class scratch resistance, maintaining superior optical performance in harsh conditions.
Threat of Green Laser Illuminations and the Need for the Robust Military, Tactical and Aviation Eye Protection Found in PHA’s GF-8 Lenses
THE DANGER OF INTENSIFYING LASER THREATSIn the midst of a riot control operation, eyes are wide and response triggers are necessarily hairpin-quick. When engaging in controlled aviation maneuvers, precision and focus are more than vital. When conducting a myriad of law enforcement tasks, speed and accuracy are paramount. Picture, at the apex of pressure and intensity in situations such as these, sustaining complete vision loss. This is the potential effect, intended or not, of laser strikes, and these are increasingly the scenarios where law enforcement agents, military police, and aviators find themselves under fire from laser threats. In an instant, laser illuminations can cause vision-disruption or even eye damage; and these dangers are amplified in circumstances where every second counts.
Laser (Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation) technology has long been an interest for militaries around the world. However, in recent years, concern over the increased prevalence of readily-available laser technology, easily obtained through a variety of channels, including online retail markets, has been growing in the domestic sphere and the private sector. The general market laser industry has been booming in the last decade-plus with new, cheaper technology introduced across the board. This proliferation has led directly to new dangers that need to be counteracted. So far, the rise in incidents is not matched by an equal or sustained countervailing response against the threat. Occurrences of malicious laser use have cropped-up in greater numbers and now is the time to address and nullify the problem.