L3's Next Generation Aiming Laser

Nathan S
by Nathan S

L3, parent company of EOTech, also has quite a few successful brands of products that the warfighter can depend on. One of their most well-known products us the Insight AN/PEQ-15 laser designator system also known as the ATPIAL, which has been popular with special forces and various Tier 1 groups.

L3 has been busy building upon the success of the ATPIAL laser system with what they are aptly naming the “Next Generation Aiming Laser”. The new system is extremely compact, coming in at 3.6″x 2.0″ x 1.25″, holding three emitters for combative use at a scant 4.8 ounces with battery. Notable is the battery compatibility, using either CR123s or a commercial AA.

The system features co-aligned lasers accurate to each other within .5 mRAD. Built-in is a visible aiming laser, an IR aiming laser, and an IR illuminator. The visible laser is a 4.0 mW low (65 mW high) system operating at 635 nm. The IR laser is a .6 mW system low and a 25 mW high setting at 830 nm. The IR Illiminator is programmed for 3.0 mW low and a 80 mW high setting at 860 nm.

The Next Generation Aiming Laser retains a remote activation port for various activation strips to be set by the user where comfortable and on-unit setting adjustment.

Unfortunately, the Next Generation Aiming Laser is not legal for civilian ownership, due to its high output lasers. However, its likely that once production starts a civilian-legal version will be available like the ATPIAL-C to the PEQ-15.

Nathan S
Nathan S

One of TFB's resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR's, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.

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  • 83106367 83106367 on Jul 29, 2016

    I thought the high output lasers were "legal for civilian ownership", just not allowed to be sold to civilians by military contractors. Anyways, only rich guys who can buy full auto rifles could afford one of these anyways.

  • Squirreltakular Squirreltakular on Jul 30, 2016

    I don't care; just get rid of the garbage pile that is the PEQ-16.