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Mission:Provides mounted and dismounted Soldiers with a target ranging and locating capability for remote weapon stations, Snipers, Squad-level Infantry leaders, and Forward Observers utilizing a laser rangefinder and digital magnetic compass.
Description:The AN/PSQ-23 Small Tactical Optical Rifle Mounted (STORM) Micro-Laser Rangefinder (MLRF) is a lightweight, multifunctional laser system designed to operate on individual and crew served weapons and to mounted platforms through the Common Remotely Operated Weapons Station (CROWS). It combines the functionality of a laser rangefinder, upgraded Infrared Aiming Laser and Illuminator, a digital compass, and a visible pointer into a single system (total of 4 lasers on one bench). Combined with a Defense Advanced GPS Receiver (DAGR), the system can compute and display highly accurate target locations. The latest addition to the STORM Family of Systems (SFS), the STORM II, also adds a Ballistic Solver to help first hit probability and covert pre-shot threat detection to help counter snipers and other enemy forces when combined with a Short Wave Infrared Imager (SWIR).