AN/GVS-5 Laser Rangefinder: Army Night Vision Laboratory's work in lasers also resulted in the AN/GVS-5 Laser Infrared Observation Set in 1980. This piece of equipment significantly increased the probability of hitting a stationary or airborne target with the first round fired. The AN/GVS-5 is a lightweight, hand-held, binocular-like laser rangefinder used for observation and target acquisition. It contains a panel assembly, optical assembly, and laser transmitter module. It can use either battery or vehicle power (using an adapter cable). The rangefinder provides the operator with the capability to accurately determine range to targets. The AN/GVS-5's special features include: 7 x 15 sighting optics, a multiple target indicator, and minimum range adjustment. The rangefinder can take one ranging per second. It can take approximately 100 rangings before requiring a new battery. Weight 3 kg, Price $5400 AN/PAQ-1 Laser Target Designator (LTD): The AN/PAQ-1 Laser Target Designator (LTD) is a near infrared laser rangefinder/designator used to obtain target range. It is also used with homing weapons such as the Copperhead 155 mm, HELLFIRE and Maverick missiles and guided bombs. They home in on a laser spot from this shoulder/ tripod- mounted1 Weight: 7 kg Price: $5000 AN/PAQ-3 Modular Universal Laser Equipment (MULE): The MULE is a man-portable tripod-mounted or shoulder-fired unit which incorporates a laser range-finder/target designator which works with all laser-guided weapons now under development. It is used to locate targets and to guide laser-guided projectiles to their targets. It can track moving targets and combine range, azimuth, and elevation into a digital message to be sent to the tactical fire control center. The major components are the Laser Designator/Rangefinder Module and the Stabilized Tracking Tripod Module. A supporting item of equipment is the North Finding Module. Weight: 50 kg Price: $200,000 AN/PVS-6 Mini Eyesafe Laser Infrared Observation Set (MELIOS): The MELIOS provides the individual soldier with accurate range azimuth and vertical angle determination to provide target acquisition data for direct and indirect weapons systems in eye safe mode. MELIOS replaces the AN/GVS-5 Laser Infrared Observation Set. AN/GVS-5 is not eye safe. MELIOS is designed for ranges out to ten kilometres with plus or minus five meter accuracy. It operates in the eye safe wavelength region allowing maximum use by units in training and tactical exercises. The system is capable of operating on 24 volt DC rechargeable batteries, or from 24 volt DC vehicle power using an external power adapter. It can effectively range a moving target to 3,000 meters, and a stationary target to 5,000 meters. Weight 2 kg Price: $5000 AN/PEQ-1 SOF Laser Marker (SOFLAM): The An/PEQ-1 SOF Laser Marker (SOFLAM) is the SOF-specific laser range finding and designating unit for Special Operating forces providing the capability to locate and designate critical enemy targets for destruction using laser guided ordnance. The unit is lighter and smaller than current laser markers; better reliability and availability than current system. The Army began to take delivery of 296 units in May 1996. The SOFLAM is currently in use with Army Special Forces and Rangers, Navy SEAL’s, and Air Force Special Tactics Squadrons. Weight 5 kg, Price: $8000 AN/TVQ-2 Ground/Vehicular Laser Locator Designator (G/VLLD): This near infrared laser is used in the same way as the AN/PAQ-1 Laser Target Designator (LTD), and is operated on a tripod mount or the Fire Support Team Vehicle. Its greater power and accuracy allow for spotting targets at distances up to 5 km. Weight: 25 kg, Price: 10,000 AIM-1 - Infra-red laser aiming device. Projects a 70 cm tall laser line on target visible only with IR vision devices, Shooter determines height of line to use based on estimated range. Weight: 2.6 kg, Price: $500 Commercial Laser Range Finder: This can range up to 300 yards to a target, much farther for some other objects. It is compact and lightweight, is easy to handle with its no-slip rubber covering, and comes with a carrying case, sold in most sporting goods stores, Weight Nil, Price $300 Laser Pen & Target Designator: Available in two different models to choose from, one stylish "pen-style" laser pointer, and one ultra-compact "keychain style" unit. The perfect devices to accurately and clearly point out what you're pointing to whether it's an exact map location on a distant wall, or building down the street, both models produce a brilliant ruby red laser dot up to 700 yards away, powered by two AAA batteries. $40 Portable Laser RF: Powered from internal batteries. Reads out distance to a designated object, Wt: .2 kg, Price: $1000. Vehicle Laser RF: Vehicular powered. Wt: 5 kg, Price: $1500. Vehicle Laser RF with Ballistic Computer: Vehicular powered. Feeds target correction data directly into on-board targeting computer. Wt: 5 kg, Price: $10,000.