Lasermax Delivers Multispectral Thermal Laser Markers to U.S. Socom

Rochester, NY – LaserMax, the pioneer of weapon-mounted and handheld thermal lasers, announced today the delivery of Multispectral Handheld Thermal Laser Markers to U.S. Special Operations Command. Commissioned as part of the Department of Defense's Rapid Innovation Fund (RIF) program, the hand held laser devices complement existing military longwave and midwave imagers already in the field. Utilizing infrared sensors, the LaserMax Multispectral Thermal Laser Markers hand off from ground to air platforms, limiting risk of detection from enemy combatants.

Designed for marking, pointing, and TTL applications, the MHM is a three-band laser device that provides near infrared (NIR), shortwave infrared (SWIR), and midwave infrared (MWIR) lasers in a single handheld device which can be mounted on a tripod. The NIR laser is compatible with all night vision goggles (NVG), the SWIR laser is compatible with issued SWIR imagers and the MWIR laser is compatible with issued clip-on and tripod-mounted imagers, as well as appropriate air and vehicle platform-based imagers.

LaserMax established the application of long and midwave IR Thermal Laser Markers and currently holds a portfolio of U.S. patents related to this cutting edge technology. "Providing our troops with a tactical advantage is of paramount importance," remarks Susan Houde-Walter, Ph.D., CEO of LaserMax. "This is what we are in business to do."

For more information about LaserMax thermal laser technology, visit Information on LaserMax products is available at or by phone at (800) 527-3703. A detailed product catalog can also be requested from LaserMax, 3495 Winton Place, Rochester, NY 14623. Press members are encouraged to contact Laura Evans for product information and editorial support by email at or by phone at (585) 272-5420, ext. 382.

About the Rapid Innovation Fund

The Rapid Innovation Fund is a program established by the Department of Defense to facilitate the rapid insertion of innovative technologies into military systems or programs that meet critical national security needs.

About LaserMax

Now celebrating its 25th year, LaserMax is a leading innovator of premium laser systems with a growing portfolio of significant patents. Specializing in the design and manufacture of rugged and innovative firearm sighting solutions for military, law enforcement and commercial markets worldwide, the company also delivers premium laser products and optical systems for the semiconductor, aerospace, biomedical and telecommunications industries. LaserMax is an ISO 9001:2008 certified and WOSB 8(m) certified Women-Owned Small Business and has been recognized by Inc. 500|5000 as one of the fastest growing companies in the U.S. All LaserMax products are designed and manufactured in a state of the art facility in Rochester, NY.

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