SOFIC 2017: Steiner releases new laser aiming device
Steiner eOptics has released a new rifle-mounted laser aiming solution called the DBAL-A4 v2 at this year’s SOFIC exhibition in Tampa, Florida.
The DBAL-A4 v2 combines visible and infrared laser pointers as well as visible and infrared illuminators (spot and wide field-of-view) into an all-aluminium package weighing around 340g with batteries.
Combining visible and infrared lasers with both long and short range infrared illuminators, into one solid body system, is seen as particularly effective for multi-mission night operations, especially those carried out by special forces.
‘This switch-selectable combination of illuminators means the operator can move quickly between outdoor and indoor operations – all without removing their hands from the weapon,’ said a spokesperson from the Ohio-based Steiner eOptics.
The company has already received feedback from elite units in the military and law enforcement community, which has contributed to its simple user-interface, advanced capabilities and functionality.
Indeed, the new solution provides the functionality of Steiner eOptics’ DBAL-A3 and MK4 Battle Light in one compact unit, which measures 4.5in x 3.4in x 2.1in.
The DBAL-A4 v2 can be attached to a Picatinny rail using a secure quick disconnect mount and is powered by two CR123A batteries that give an operating time of over three hours. The unit includes remote cable ports for paddle switch activation and visible laser/white light override.
Operators can choose from either a red visible laser or a green visible laser. Other features also include fully adjustable windage and elevation, as well as integrated push-button switch and remote cable pressure-pad switch activation.
The new DBAL-A4 v2 was designed and developed by Steiner eOptics’ engineering team in Vermont and built in its new 50,000 square foot facility in Ohio.
The first production units of the DBAL-A4 v2 are expected to be shipped in September, with initial test units planned for shipping in July.
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