We will go over advanced devices, such as, the SPI INFORMER-RM, that offer unmatched precision, versatility, and operational capabilities
We will explore the unique world of laser systems, covering their fundamental principles and diverse applications in different scenarios.
As well as exploring laser adoption by governments and militaries worldwide, and the pivotal role they play in modern warfare.
our advanced laser system
The Mil-Spec INFORMER Squad Aiming Laser is a CLASS IIIb laser with green/red visible and near-infrared (near-IR) aiming lasers, and an adjustable near-IR Illuminator. It offers highly collimated lasers for precision aiming in low light and night-time conditions with night vision devices. The near-IR Illuminator floods the area with invisible near-infrared light, visible only with Night Vision Devices. The INFORMER’s output power can be electronically adjusted from 50μW to 25mW across 256 intervals. Aiming lasers can be operated in constant wave or 4Hz pulsed mode using a user-selectable switch.
Contact For Pricing and Bulk Options
IR LASER – 0.5 mRad
VISIBLE LASER – 0.5 mRad
IR ILLUMINATOR – 1-108 mRad
One (1) CR123 3.0VDC lithium battery
IR LASER – IIIb (near IR)
VISIBLE LASER – IIIr
IR ILLUMINATOR – IIIb (near-IR)
IR LASER – 50 μW (Low) 25 mW (High)
VISIBLE LASER – <5.0 mW
IR ILLUMINATOR – 500 μW (Low) 25 mW (High)
IR LASER – > 200 m (Low)>2,000 m (High)
VISIBLE LASER – > 25 m in direct sunlight
IR ILLUMINATOR – > 100 m (Low) >2,000 m (High)
IR LASER – 820 nm–860 nm
VISIBLE LASER – Red 605 nm–665 nm, Green 500 nm–530 nm
IR ILLUMINATOR – 820 nm – 860 nm
>10 hours in near-IR Aim Mode
-51°C to 57°C
-57°C to 85°C
Up to 20m for 1 hour
0.2 kg (0.44 lbs)
Black or Tan
106 x 81 x 48 mm (4.2 x 3.2 x 1.9 in)
What is a laser and how does it work?
Nanometers for Near-Infrared Spectrum
A laser, short for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation, is an optical device that generates an intense, coherent, and focused beam of light through the process of stimulated emission.
Nanometers for Mid-Infrared Spectrum
. Unlike conventional light sources, lasers emit light in a single wavelength or color with minimal divergence, resulting in a concentrated and highly energetic output.
Nanometers for Visible Spectrum
This remarkable feat is achieved by stimulated emission, a process where photons emitted by excited atoms stimulate other atoms to emit identical photons, creating a cascading effect that leads to a coherent and powerful laser beam.
Advanced Laser Systems
Specifications For Laser Systems and What They Mean
Power output, usually measured in watts (W), indicates the strength of the laser beam. Higher power output generally means a brighter and more intense laser beam, allowing for longer range and increased visibility. However, it’s important to note that higher power lasers may have legal restrictions on their use, so always adhere to local regulations.
The wavelength of a laser system refers to the color of the laser beam and is typically measured in nanometers (nm). Different wavelengths have different properties and applications. For example, red lasers typically have a wavelength of around 630-680 nm, while green lasers are around 520-570 nm. Consider the intended purpose and specific applications when choosing a laser system with the desired wavelength.
Beam divergence measures how much the laser beam expands as it travels over a distance. It is usually specified in milliradians (mRad). A lower beam divergence value indicates a more focused and concentrated beam that can reach longer distances with greater precision.
The operating distance specifies the maximum distance at which the laser beam remains effective. It is influenced by factors such as power output, atmospheric conditions, and target reflectivity. Higher power lasers and those with lower divergence tend to have longer operating distances.
Battery life is a crucial specification to consider, especially for portable laser systems. It indicates the duration for which the laser can operate on a single charge or battery set. Be mindful of the battery life and ensure it aligns with your intended usage requirements.
Laser systems are classified into different safety classes based on their potential hazards. Classes range from Class 1 (no known hazards) to Class 4 (potentially hazardous). Make sure to choose a laser system that aligns with your safety needs and follows applicable regulations.
Why are lasers used?
Lasers find a wide range of applications due to their unique properties. In military and defense contexts, lasers have proven invaluable for:
Laser systems, such as the INFORMER-RM, provide highly collimated aiming lasers that allow operators to precisely target and engage threats, even in low light conditions. These systems are often used in conjunction with night vision devices, enabling effective operations during nighttime missions.
High-powered lasers have demonstrated their potential as anti-personnel and anti-material weapons. They can be utilized to disable or destroy unmanned aerial systems (UAS), enemy sensors, communication systems, and even engage hostile personnel.
- Laser systems play a crucial role in defensive operations by serving as countermeasure systems against guided missiles, rockets, and artillery shells. These systems can rapidly engage and neutralize incoming threats, offering an effective layer of protection.
- Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR): Lasers find applications in ISR operations, including range finding, target designation, and active imaging. They can assist in gathering critical intelligence and enhancing situational awareness on the battlefield.
Government and Military Adoption
Germany and UK