DoD Instruction 3100.11: Management of Laser Illumination of Subject in Space [October 24, 2016]   [open pdf - 209KB]

Alternate Title: Department of Defense Instruction 3100.11: Management of Laser Illumination of Subject in Space [October 24, 2016]

From the purpose statement: "In accordance with the authority in DoD Directive (DoDD) 5111.1 and the November 30, 2006, Deputy Secretary of Defense Memorandum, this issuance: [1] Establishes policy, assigns responsibilities, and provides procedures, in accordance with DoDD 3100.10, for the DoD management of risks associated with laser illuminations of objects in space. [2] Establishes the requirement for a quantitative probabilistic risk assessment (PRA) process to categorize DoD-owned or -operated lasers that could direct energy above the horizon or in space and implements risk acceptance standards for DoD-owned or -operated resident space objects (RSOs). [3] Establishes an exempt category of lasers that do not require coordination, notification, or permission before use due to the minimal risk they pose to RSOs. [4] Provides guidance on management of DoD-owned and -operated lasers that have transitioned from research, development, test and evaluation (RDT&E) status into DoD weapon systems. [5] Supersedes the unclassified information in the May 15, 2014, Commander Joint Functional Component Command for Space (JFCC SPACE) Memorandum; and the 2011-01 Director, National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) Memorandum."

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Department of Defense Instruction 3100.11; DoDI Instruction 3100.11
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