VarioRay LLM laser light modules supplied to Swiss ArmyNews
March 10, 2020
SWITZERLAND. As part of its 2019 defence procurement program, the Swiss Army placed an order with Rheinmetall for the VarioRay LLM laser light module. Delivery of 9,640 devices is set to commence in May 2020 and be complete by the end of 2022. The order is worth a figure in the lower two-digit euro million range.
It also includes accessories, spare parts, and training support. Rheinmetall Air Defence AG is the general contractor for the project, and Rheinmetall Soldier Electronics GmbH is the manufacturer.
Used for detecting, identifying, and marking targets, the laser light modules – known as the LLM 19 in Swiss military parlance – will be mounted on soldiers’ assault rifles. Weighing approximately 240 grams, the VarioRay LLM can be mounted on a MIL-STD 1913 rail on any assault rifle, and operated via a trigger cable.
Together with the night vision and thermal imaging devices also acquired under the 2019 defence procurement program, the laser light modules are intended to enable Swiss troops to perform their missions around the clock and in all weather conditions.