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.