Products for Dismounted Soldiers

The following will provide you with a brief overview of the various products. For more detailed information, please contact the relevant subsidiary.

Laser aiming devices – Laser light modules

Designed for rifles and pistols, the laser light modules use various light sources for detecting and marking targets. At twilight or under conditions of complete darkness, soldiers equipped with night vision goggles can use infrared near-field radiance to illuminate their surroundings and targets. The infrared target laser can also mark targets at long ranges. The laser target marking devices facilitate firing without aiming – i.e. shooting from the hip. The laser light modules feature a special adapter and can thus be easily mounted without tools.

Laser aiming devices – visible and/or IR target designators

A compact target laser with selectable wavelength from visible red to invisible infrared. For example, the TwinBeam laser is a unique tool for rapid deployment forces and special police units.

Laser modules with laser range finder

TAC-Ray1500 is an enhancement of the standard Laser Light Module Vario-Ray LLM VR from Rheinmetall Defence. TAC-Ray1500 possesses the full Laser functionality of the Vario-Ray and includes an integrated Laser Range Finder (LRF). In addition to the standard powerful infrared illuminator, the infrared – and red or green light target marker, a dismounted soldier identification Laser interrogator (DSID) or a short wave IR-Laser target marker (SWIR) can be integrated (optional).

Fire control unit – Vingmate MR "Multi-Ray"

The fire control unit Vingmate MR is an universal aiming device for infantry weapons such as 40mm LV underslung grenade launchers like Heckler & Koch AG36, RPG-type light anti-tank weapons and similar weapons with flight paths whose projectiles follow a steeply curved trajectory. Vingmate MR includes a laser range finder, thermometer, barometer, inclinometer and tilt sensor. The lead angle is computed based on these five parameters as well as on the ballistics of the round and the weapon. Moreover the FCU has an integrated airburst programmer in order to fight targets behind defilade. Vingmate MR is suited for day and night operations and increases the first hit probability dramatically.

Weapon night sight – KN200 / KN250

KN200 and KN250 image intensifiers are add-on units that give optical day sights a night time capability. The night vision image is viewed through the eyepiece of the day sight. This allows the user to retain the same eye position, aiming reticle and magnification for both day and night use.

Day and night binocular – KDN250

The KDN250 observation binoculars are based on a unique design which provides high quality night and day vision. The two channels can be separated, allowing the night channel to be utilised on additional optical systems.

Night vision goggles – GN

The GN night vision goggles are the smallest and lightest device of this type ever produced. Their unique design combines comfort and ease of use with a high-performance night vision capability.

Dismounted soldier identification device DSID / ZEFF

The dismounted soldier identification device provides a fast and effective decision for each individual soldier for identification of friendly forces in national and multinational environment.

  • Rheinmetall Norway AS

    Steinklossveien 14
    3133 Duken
    P.O. Box 143
    3106 Nøtterøy
    Norway
    Phone: +47 33 38 2350
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  • Rheinmetall Electronics GmbH

    Business Unit Mission Equipment

    Brüggeweg 54
    28309 Bremen
    Germany
    Phone: +49 421 1080-0
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  • Rheinmetall Soldier Electronics GmbH

    Bodenseeallee 3
    78333 Stockach
    Germany
    Phone: +49 7771 81- 0
    Fax: +49 7771 81-396

  • Rheinmetall Air Defence AG

    Birchstrasse 155
    8050 Zurich
    Switzerland
    Phone: +41 44 316 35 28

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    15 Morin St.
    Biddeford, ME  04005
    USA
    Phone: +1 207 571 5850
    Fax: +1 207 282 6797