[DSEi 2017] Rheinmetall Vario-Ray LowProfile LAM Introduced

    Rheinmetall has introduced a new Laser Aiming Module (LAM) unit at DSEi 2017. The picatinny mounted LAM unit is extremely compact, measuring in at 83 mm in length, 63 mm in width and 34 mm in height, also weighing in at 155 grams. It runs off of a single 3V CR123 battery that lasts for approximately 5 hours of continuous use. It has three laser settings, an IR illuminator with an electronic zoom feature, an IR laser pointer, and a visible laser that is offered in either a red or a green version. It is waterproof to a depth of 30 meters. The battery cap is positioned at the front of the unit, while a push button activation is on left side if mounted at the 12 o’clock position on a rail. Elevation and windage adjustments can be made through set screws on top and to the right of the unit. Mode selection is made from a switch at the rear, while a port for a trigger wire is incorporated at the rear as well.

    Twenty20Insight has an excellent product page detailing the specifications of the Vario-Ray LowProfile, from which these photographs were drawn from. This LAM is the latest in an expanding product offering of such units from Rheinmetall, which most recently was seen in service with the British Parachute Regiment during training operations.

     

    Army Recognition posted a photograph of the Vario-Ray LowProfile LAM on their website, but this is actually the incorrect item. This is instead the TAC RAY 1500, which is a completely separate product, intended for laser range finding.

    This image from Military.com-

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