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High power lines, pylons, towers and other obstacles endanger helicopters flying at low or ground hugging altitudes. A design and prototype development activity for a laser radar system was initiated with NATO-WEAG support in 1999. The participants are the leading defence industries and institutions of Turkey, Portugal and Italy. Principles of operation, system parameters, and integration and test activities of the optics and scanning module, which is an ASELSAN responsibility, are explained.