IAI to Unveil its Innovative New Laser Designator- DART45

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) will exhibit its new Laser Designator DART 45 at the 8th International Exhibition on Aerospace, Defense and Civil Aviation Aero India 2011, opens in Bangalore from February 9th to February 13th. DART45 is a lightweight compact Laser Designator and Rangefinder for Ground, Airborne and Naval applications. The Laser Designator and Range Finder module was designed to be easily fitted into very small Electro-Optical systems and payloads. Several units of the new module have been integrated into MiniPOP-D (Designator) Electro-Optical naval payloads for an export customer, as well as into IAI/TAMAM's new Ground Targeting and Designating System (GTADS). DART45 offers a 45mJ (milliJoule), very low divergence Laser Designator as well as an eye-safe Rangefinder which enables high performance in a very lightweight and compact package. Its design is based on diode-pumped advanced Nd:YAG laser, compatible for all US and NATO laser-guided munitions. Shaul Shahar, General Manager of IAI's TAMAM Division, said: "The new state-of-the-art DART45 is an important addition to IAI's electro-optical systems portfolio. We know that the new laser designator and rangefinder will play a central role in missions and challenges that the battlefield is facing today". DART45 unique characteristics make it an excellent and attractive solution for the rising market of 6" to 8" EO targeting payloads for UAVs, for static and ground vehicle sights and for targeting and designating handheld systems.

Source: Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd.
Date: Feb 10, 2011