TFB friend Lionel attended the recent B&T Police & Military Day 2015 event, and covered some of the products exhibited there. German firm ILEE AG was there showing off their new target designator/illuminator device. Lionel writes:
The firm ILEE proposed numerous laser systems for infantry weapons, including the CFL Mk3RF.
The modular system is designed to be mounted on the side of a long weapon on Picatinny rail. This system has:
A laser rangefinder (the distance is displayed on the rear face on an LCD screen)
A tactical light (or white strobe light)
An IR laser pointer
A visible laser pointer (green or red)
Noted that the laser module can be easily dismantled as it is mounted on the lower primary module on a rail. The control of CFL Mk3RF is done through a remote control. The front has protective cover when the system is not used.
Combining multiple functions into a single device like this comes with the price of additional size and bulk, but it may actually reduce weight compared to multiple individual units for each function, as not only can the internal hardware of devices be combined, but also their housings and mounts.