Welcome to Laser Pointer Forums - discuss green laser pointers, blue laser pointers, and all types of lasers



Laser Pointer Store

Laser pointing in Iraq

Tallaxo

New member
Joined
Feb 1, 2007
Messages
810
Likes
1
Points
0
Neat footage of soldiers using a laser to direct fire onto an insurgents position. I am unsure if this is a visible green or an infrared laser being picked up with night vision cameras. whatever it is, it is very powerful as the beam is being directed over a very long distance.

Jase

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=e3f_1193438830
 

T

timelord

Guest
That's a green laser being used Towel heads run for the hills when they see the green beam these days.
Green beams light up really well with the night vision goggles on :cool:
 

steve001

Well-known member
Joined
Jun 3, 2007
Messages
2,116
Likes
375
Points
83
Timelord said:
That's a green laser being used Towel heads run for the hills when they see the green beam these days.
Green beams light up really well with the night vision goggles on :cool:
No that's not a green laser, it's an infrared laser. It's the night vision that's causing the beam to look green. Didn't you notice that the explosion are also green ?
here's another example click New Izlid Movie
http://www.bemeyers.com/products.asp?itemid=37&catid=2&subcat=8
 
H

High_Octane

Guest
I'm not too sure I would want to use green, If its beam is visible, they would pinpoint me! :eek:
 
T

timelord

Guest
Greens are used in full scale attacks when it's clearly obvious to the enemy where you are, unfortunately Mr Jihad get's flash blinded followed by a wave of tracer bullets and the odd RPG ;D ;D ;D
 

Benm

Well-known member
Joined
Aug 16, 2007
Messages
8,013
Likes
670
Points
113
That beam is probably infrared, night vision gear is extremely sensitive to that usually, so it stands out very brightly.

Obviously, the one painting the targets is still giving away his position to any enemy with even the most crappy night vision gear... even a handycam with nightshot would probably suffice to locate him.
 

a_pyro_is

New member
Joined
Aug 15, 2007
Messages
790
Likes
3
Points
0
Timelord said:
Greens are used in full scale attacks when it's clearly obvious to the enemy where you are, unfortunately Mr Jihad get's flash blinded followed by a wave of tracer bullets and the odd RPG ;D ;D ;D
I suppose one could say that lasers, like tracers, work both ways.
 

Benm

Well-known member
Joined
Aug 16, 2007
Messages
8,013
Likes
670
Points
113
Somehow such technology will probably have its problems. If an enemy is able te record the pattern and reproduce it even with a IR led of suitable frequency, incoming missiles are easily diverted onto decoys.

But then again, laser painting of targets is a risky practice at all times - mirrors or retroreflectors become very powerful arms for the enemy ;)

It may sound far-fetched, but in yugoslavia microwave ovens were hacked to operate with the door open, in order to draw radar-seeking missiles... low tech warefare at its best?
 
Joined
Sep 22, 2007
Messages
977
Likes
57
Points
0
Well, as a former tactical air controller (1C4), I'll tell you right now that the designator they were using is not in the visible range. The helo pilots are looking for a designator spot in their nods (night vision gear). It's probably something like a ANPEQ-1 portable YAG designator.

No soldier in his right mind will light up a target with a visible laser at night. Just like tracers, visible lasers work both ways. Maybe the straight legs do it but the unit I was with sure didn't. There weren't enough of us to deal with the extra attention it would draw.
 




Top