Venom: Targeting Pod on the Ground


Venom is a remote-controlled laser designator rangefinder telescoping mast system with an automatic tracking device that enables warfighters to designate moving and stationary targets while on the move from the safety of an armored vehicle. The vehicle-mounted targeting system uses a Lightweight Laser Designator Rangefinder (LLDR), a program of record that will field 2,700 systems. Venom supports the LLDR on a universal, stabilized and gimbaled mount that is transferable to all vehicles. The quick dismount, modular design of the Venom system allows the warfighter to easily disconnect the LLDR for man-portable operations.

The LLDR is battle-tested and has been used effectively in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom in support of the global war on terrorism. The LLDR can be used to provide target designation for delivery of precision-guided munitions from manned aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles and ground weapon stations.