Obsolete. Was used to test the AN/GVS-5.
The AN/PSQ-18A, Model 1800, is an enhanced aiming device designed to enable the Marine to rapidly and precisely fire the M203 in daylight, low-light, and night conditions. The AN/PSQ-18A GLDNSM is being procured via the U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) to fulfill the requirements of the Marine Corps’ M203 Enhanced Sighting Device (ESD) program.
The AN/PSQ-18A is mounted to the M203.
A replacement is being developed.
Common Laser Rangefinder (CLRF) is the single program of record to fulfill existing and future Marine Corps requirements for targeting Laser Rangefinders. It is a lightweight, eye-safe laser rangefinder capable of being carried and employed by a single Marine. The principle functions of the CLRF is to assist the operator in determining a target location by measuring distance, direction, and vertical angle from the operator to the object. The CLRF assists the operator with target detection, recognition, and identification by providing optics similar in magnification and field of view to the M-22 binoculars. The CLRF interfaces with PLGR, DAGR, Target Handoff System, D-DACT and the AN/PVS-14 for night operations.
The CLRF is a replacement for the AN/GVS-5, a Class 4 Non-Eye Save Laser Infrared Observation Set and Precision Targeting System, PTS-180, (VIPER II) which are fielded to infantry companies, artillery batteries, Tactical Air control Parties, Air and Naval Gunfire Liaison Companies, and division and Force Reconnaissance. The PTS-180 can be upgraded by the vendor and has been fielded to the Marine Corps as a Vector 21-B.
The MULE is a man-portable tripod-mounted or shoulder-fired unit which incorporates a laser range-finder/target designator which works with all laser-guided weapons now under development. It is used to locate targets and to guide laser-guided projectiles to their targets. It can track moving targets and combine range, azimuth, and elevation into a digital message to be sent to the tactical fire control center. The major components are the Laser Designator/Rangefinder Module and the Stabilized Tracking Tripod Module. A supporting item of equipment is the North Finding Module.
The system is capable of operating on 24 volt DC rechargeable batteries, or from 24 volt DC vehicle power using an external power adapter. It can effectively range a moving target to 3,000 meters, and a stationary target to 5,000 meters.
The GLTD II is a compact, lightweight, man portable, laser designator and rangefinder. Developed to enable combat soldiers to direct laser-guided munitions, such as Hellfire missiles and Laser Spot Tracking munitions. The GLTD II can be implemented as part of a sophisticated digitized fire control system with thermal or image-intensified sights.
The Special Operations Forces Laser Marker (SOFLAM)System, consists of an AN/PEQ-1A Laser Marker System (LMS), AN/PVS-13 Night Vision Sight, Instro Precision Limited (IPL) Tripod, Battery Harness System (BHS), and Shipping Container System (SCS). The AN/PEQ-1A provides both rangefinder function capable of measuring range from 200 meters to 9,995 meters, and a target marking function capable of operating at all tri-service Band I and Band II Pulse Repetition Frequency (PRF) codes. AN/PVS-13 Night Vision Sight is a passive sight with an Image Intensifier Assemble sensitive to the output of 1.064nm of the LMS and is equipped with a weaver type mount for use during day or night operations. The IPL tripod is a lightweight, viscous-damped head tripod that will allow for stable laser spot tracking for the system. The SOFLAM System is a compact, lightweight, portable laser target designator and rangefinder. It will provide Reconnaissance Marines day/night capability to locate and designate high priority targets for delivery of precision guided munitions by artillery and deep strike aircraft.
Characteristics/Description: The AN/PEQ-14 ILWLP is a Class 3b laser device which provides the user with either visible or infrared illumination of the target for target acquisition, and either visible or infrared target aiming point for fire control. Both laser beams can be zeroed to the weapon and each other. The laser beams can also be operated in combination with the visible and IR illumination beams.
Characteristics/Description: The LBS is used to boresight (align) the open sights, Thermal Weapon Sight, and other Day or Night Vision devices to the various weapons systems to which they are attached.
The AN/PEM-1 has replaced the LBS. The only difference is the AN/PEM-1 has a low power laser setting.
The LBS comes with 5.56mm, 7.62mm, and .50 cal attachable mandrels. 40mm adapters are available for the M203 and MK-19.
Characteristics/Description: The AN/PEQ-6A ILLM provides the user with either visible or infrared illumination of the target for target acquisition, and either visible or infrared target aiming point for fire control. Both laser beams can be zeroed to the weapon and each other. The laser beams can also be operated in combination with the visible and IR illumination beams.
Weapon Platforms: The AN/PEQ-6A is intended for use on the M9 and CQBW but is capable of attaching to any weapon that utilizes a MIL-STD-1913 rail.
REPLACED by AN/PEQ-14.
Characteristics/Description: The AN/PAQ-4C is a lightweight, self-contained, Class 1 laser. It is used in conjunction with night vision devices to direct weapon fire at night. The AN/PAQ-4C attached to the M16A2 service rifle. Power Rqmts: 2 AA 1.5 VDC Alkaline or Lithium, Weight: 8 oz.
This item is obsolete. It has been replaced by the AN/PEQ-2 which has been replaced by the AN/PEQ-15 ATPAIL which is being replaced by the AN/PEQ-16.