Military Embedded Systems

Laser modules to be supplied to Portuguese Army


May 28, 2021

Emma Helfrich

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems

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PORTUGAL. The Portuguese Army has awarded Rheinmetall an order for 1,500 LM-LowProfile laser modules. The contract, booked back in October 2020, calls for delivery of the devices in three lots. Delivery is to be complete by the third quarter of 2021. In carrying out the order, Rheinmetall is cooperating closely with its local sales partner, NT Group Portugal.

Developed by Rheinmetall Soldier Electronics of Stockach, Germany, the company claims that the minute LM-LowProfile laser module is designed for use on compact assault rifles, but it is also suitable for other small arms.

According to the company, the device can be attached to any standard assault rifle via a standard interface and is designed to be used in combination with daylight optics. Powered by a CR123 battery, the LM-LowProfile is engineered with visible and infrared target markers as well as a focusable infrared illuminator.

The company also claims that all of the integrated lasers can be regulated in parallel by means of block adjustment. They can be remotely controlled via a trigger cable or by means of a push button directly on the device. Adding a tactical weapon light could further enhance the laser module’s operational effectiveness. 


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