Close

Search

Search Menu
Photonics Media Photonics Buyers' Guide Photonics EDU Photonics Spectra BioPhotonics EuroPhotonics Industrial Photonics Photonics Showcase Photonics ProdSpec Photonics Handbook
More News
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT
2016 Photonics Buyers' Guide Clearance! – Use Coupon Code FC16 to save 60%!
share
Email Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Comments

British Military Signs Contract with German Laser Group

Photonics.com
Jan 2014
DÜSSELDORF, Germany, Jan. 29, 2014 — The British Ministry of Defence has signed a contract with Rheinmetall AG to secure laser light modules for its soldiers.

Part of a comprehensive program to modernize the British infantry, the €33 million (about $45 million) contract will supply soldiers with Rheinmetall’s laser light module (LLM) Vario-Ray. The device, referred to as the “laser-light module mark 3” by the British Armed Forces, will enable them to detect, identify and mark targets.

A component of Germany’s Gladius expanded future soldier system, the device is mounted to the rifle or pistol and uses various light sources to detect and mark targets. Rheinmetall, a military technology group, will supply tens of thousands of these devices to the Ministry of Defence.

The British military already uses Rheinmetall’s LLM-01 lasers, which feature target markers and target illuminators that operate in the visible and IR spectrums.

For more information, visit: www.rheinmetall-defence.com


Comments
Terms & Conditions Privacy Policy About Us Contact Us
back to top

Facebook Twitter Instagram LinkedIn YouTube RSS
©2016 Photonics Media
x We deliver – right to your inbox. Subscribe FREE to our newsletters.