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Talon LD fired.

In October 2010, Flir Systems completed a test firing of the new Talon LD (Laser Designator), a nine-inch (228-mm) operational turret for a US Department of Defense customer. During the testing, which lasted three days and nights, the designator was fired at various Nato-standard target arrays at specified distances. A Hellfire semi-active laser seeker was used to confirm pulse repetition frequency code data points. The design allows for unrestricted laser firing with high ambient temperatures without the requirement for cooling fans within the turret. The 18-kg turret can carry up to seven payloads, which include the new diode-pumped LD module, an EMCCD low-light tactical laser rangefinder, an eye-safe laser rangefinder and a laser illuminator/pointer.
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Title Annotation:Digest
Publication:Armada International
Date:Dec 1, 2010
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