DESCRIPTION:

The Lightweight Laser Designator Rangefinder (LLDR) is a crew-served, long-range modular system designed for man-portable, day-and-night, all-weather use. Warfighters use the LLDR to acquire, precisely locate and engage targets with precision Global Position System (GPS)-guided and laser-guided munitions, and improve the effectiveness of engagement with unguided munitions. The LLDR 2H (AN/PED-1A) integrates a celestial navigation system with a digital magnetic compass, providing highly accurate target coordinates to allow the Soldier to call for fire with precision GPS-guided munitions. A Modification of In-Service Equipment program is ongoing that retrofits fielded LLDR 1 and 2 systems with the LLDR 2H precision targeting capability.

BENEFIT TO THE WARFIGHTER

Planned improvements to the system will provide 24/7 all-weather precision targeting and increased target-acquisition range, and support mounted operations to increase warfighter effectiveness.

SPECIFICATIONS

Target Designation:

  • Moving, day: Greater than or equal to 3 km (threshold) and 5 km (objective)
  • Moving, night: Greater than or equal to 2 km (threshold) and 5 km (objective)
  • Stationary, day: Greater than or equal to 5 km (threshold) and 7 km (objective)
  • Stationary, night: Greater than or equal to 2 km (threshold) and 5 km (objective)
  • Target Location Error:

    • Less than or equal to 10 meters at 2.5 km (threshold) and 10 meters at 10 km (objective)
    • Total System Weight:

      • Less than or equal to 35.3 pounds (threshold) and 30 pounds (objective)

PROGRAM STATUS

  • 2QFY13: LLDR 2H Type Classification Standard
  • 1QFY14: LLDR 2H Full Materiel Release
  • 2QFY14: LLDR 2H Initial Operating Capability
  • 1QFY16: Initiating Engineering Change Proposal (ECP) to incorporate Precision Azimuth and Vertical Angle Module (PAVAM) capability

PROJECTED ACTIVITIES

  • 3QFY16: Conduct PAVAM ECP Critical Design Review
  • 3QFY17: PAVAM ECP Developmental Testing begins

FOREIGN MILITARY SALES

None

CONTRACTORS

  • Northrop Grumman Laser Systems (Apopka, FL)

PEO

PEO-SOLDIER