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Rheinmetall to supply Portuguese Army with LM-LowProfile laser modules

Rheinmetall Soldier Electronics will be supplying the Portuguese Army 1,500 LM-LowProfile laser modules after the German company won the contract in October 2020.

Rheinmetall Soldier Electronics will be supplying the Portuguese Army 1,500 LM-LowProfile laser modules after the German company won the contract in October 2020.

The minute LM-LowProfile laser module weighs about 160 grams and is 85 mm long. It is designed for use on compact assault rifles and other small arms. It can be used in combination with daylight optics due to its low height (25 mm) and will not interfere with the line of sight.

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It can be attached to any standard assault rifle via a standard interface as defined by MIL-STD 1913/NATO STANAG 4694. The laser alignment along the running axis makes the device adaptable to weapons without removable mechanical sights (rear and front sights).

Powered by a CR123 battery, the LM-LowProfile features visible and infrared target markers as well as a focusable infrared illuminator. 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 single push button directly on the device. The LM-LowProfile is watertight at depths of up to 30 metres for up to two hours.

Delivery is already underway after the Portuguese military found the device outperformed its various rivals in ergonomics and performance during comparative trials. The LM-LowProfile is not subject to the US’ strict ITAR export regulations, which is an added advantage, and the devices can be individualised with laser engraving.

Rheinmetall has already supplied the Portuguese Army with a delivery of tactical weapon lights in an earlier order to enhance the laser module’s operational effectiveness. The Portuguese Army is expecting the delivery in three lots by the third quarter of 2021.

Nastasha Tupas

Nastasha Tupas

Journalist – Defence and Security, Momentum Media

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Nastasha is a Journalist at Momentum Media, she reports extensively across veterans affairs, cyber security and geopolitics in the Indo-Pacific. She is a co-author of a book titled The Stories Women Journalists Tell, published by Penguin Random House. Previously, she was a Content Producer at Verizon Media, a Digital Producer for Yahoo! and Channel 7, a Digital Journalist at Sky News Australia, as well as a Website Manager and Digital Producer at SBS Australia. Nastasha started her career in media as a Video Producer and Digital News Presenter at News Corp Australia. She holds a Bachelor of Arts, major in Media, Culture and Technology; minor in Psychology from UNSW Sydney as well as a Diploma of Journalism from Macleay College.

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