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LaserMax, the pioneer of weapon-mounted and handheld thermal lasers, announced today the delivery of Multispectral Handheld Thermal Laser Markers to U.S. Special Operations Command. Commissioned as part of the Department of Defense’s Rapid Innovation Fund (RIF) program, the handheld laser devices complement existing military longwave and midwave imagers already in the field. Utilizing infrared sensors, the LaserMax Multispectral Thermal Laser Markers hand off from ground to air platforms, limiting risk of detection from enemy combatants.

Designed for marking, pointing, and TTL applications, the MHM is a three-band laser device that provides near infrared (NIR), shortwave infrared (SWIR), and midwave infrared (MWIR) lasers in a single handheld device which can be mounted on a tripod. The NIR laser is compatible with all night vision goggles (NVG), the SWIR laser is compatible with issued SWIR imagers and the MWIR laser is compatible with issued clip-on and tripod-mounted imagers, as well as appropriate air and vehicle platform-based imagers.

LaserMax established the application of long and midwave IR Thermal Laser Markers and currently holds a portfolio of U.S. patents related to this cutting edge technology. “Providing our troops with a tactical advantage is of paramount importance,” remarks Susan Houde-Walter, Ph.D., CEO of LaserMax. “This is what we are in business to do.”

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LaserMax is the pioneer in weapons-mounted, handheld thermal lasers and related equipment based on its patented quantum cascade laser (QCL) technology.