Aiming and guidance systems

Our Laser Target Illumination Systems are modular, NATO-compliant, portable target indication instrument assemblies for guiding precision munitions, missiles and aerial bombs by illumination with a laser beam.

The modules use Nd: YAG laser operating at the 1064nm wavelength, which ensures designation of targets located up to 5 km away from the operator. In addition to designating the target, the system also allows distance measurement from 200m to 20km – thanks to built-in laser rangefinder. The development and implementation of the domestic target designator allows, from the very first minutes of a conflict, to guide NATO air forces to the operations at the border, where Polish operators will indicate targets for engagement by allied air forces. It is important to mention the system supports day and night operation due to use of interchangeable, optional targeting modules: an optical sight, day camera or night camera (night vision or thermal imaging). Built-in OLED display allows for real-time device monitoring, measurement data display as well as guidance mode (manual or remote) information.

LPD-A LED Laser Designator

Designator Parameters

  • Typ lasera: Nd:YAG
  • Wavelength: for illuminator 1.064 μm
  • Programmable pulse sequence (PRT) in accordance with STANAG 3733 and others
  • Laser beam divergence:
  • Pulse energy > 80 mJ
  • Pulse length 15± 5ns
  • Distance meter up to 20km
  • Typical operating temperature: -35 °C to +55 °C
  • Storage temperature: -40 °C to +70 °
  • Weight approx. 4 kg

Launch timing module:

  • Remote setting of programmable pulse sequence
  • Transmission of data from GPS, goniometer and rangefinder
  • Remote activation of laser operation
  • Remote readout of readiness and device status
  • Programming the firing delay
  • Programming the time of laser operation

and APR 155, APR 120 and laser guided aircraft bombs.

The system was created thanks to the cooperation with PCO SA. The project was fully financed by CRW TELESYSTEM-MESKO and PCO SA.

Due to the very tight project schedule, the system was electronically integrated by the engineers, using already existing modules and subcomponents, while maintaining their existing enclosures. Ultimately, the system will be halved in size. The upper guiding module is the LPD-A (TELESYSTEM) rangefinder-designator, the lower one – thermal vision and the gunner’s module constructed at PCO SA.

A novelty compared to other types of optoelectronic equipment used in the Polish Armed Forces is the operator’s ability to control the alignment of the sight and laser.

In the CLU-P, the operator can check the alignment of the optical path to the laser in a dozen seconds, just before firing , and if necessary, without using any tools – correct it.

  • The upper guidance module is the rangefinder-detector LPD-A , the lower vision and targeting module, integrates a TV camera with an image sensor with a resolution of 2048×1536 pixels and a thermal imaging camera with a cooled detector operating in the 3.7:4.8 µm band with a matrix resolution of 640×512 pixels;
  • identification range to a standard NATO target is more than 2,500 m for a 3˚5’x2˚28′ field of view, and 12,000 m for detection;
  • The image from the cameras is displayed in the eyepiece on an OLED screen with a resolution of 800×600 pixels. It is possible to view the view through an external viewfinder mounted on the helmet of the kit service commander (or operator).

LPC-1 Laser Target Designator

Basic functions of the integration module:

  • allows integration with an electronic goniometer to determine azimuth and elevation,
  • enables communication with the fire control system,
  • has a built-in GPS module.

Elements of communication with the HQ:

  • remote setting of a programmable pulse sequence,
  • GPS, goniometer and rangefinder data transfer,
  • firing synchronization,
  • remote readout of readiness and device status,
  • possible integration with the launch mechanism of the Pirate set.