Ground Laser Target Designator (GLTD) III

Military serviceman using the GLTD III.

The GLTD III is a significant improvement in laser technology and provides the warfighter a smaller, lighter, quieter, more reliable, and more efficient laser designator.

The GLTD III replaces the flashlamp-pumped laser in the GLTD II with a state-of-the-art, athermal, diode-pumped laser that requires no active cooling system. The result is a silent running, more efficient laser designator with a longer mean time between failure.

Use of athermal technology eliminates the major drawbacks of most diode-pumped laser systems, specifically warm-up time and standby power consumption. The GLTD III significantly reduces the number of batteries required for operation, allowing operators to carry additional essential items when performing terminal attack control missions.

GLTD III Benefits:

  • Less weight, fewer electronics less complexity
  • Significantly longer battery life
  • Smaller size and volume
  • Silent operation
  • Increased system reliability
  • Continuous operation at 25° C