The Marine Corps has selected a small compact laser rangefinder that can be affixed to a rifle, boosting the lethality and capabilities of Marine infantry squads.
Marine Corps Times reported early last year that the Corps was in search of a new tech that could enhance Marine infantry squads by allowing squad leaders to call in air and artillery strikes.
After a series of testing and market research from Marine Corps Systems Command, the Corps picked the Integrated – Compact Ultralight Gun-mounted Rangefinder, or I-CUGR, manufactured by Safran Optics 1 Inc.
The small compact rangefinder can range man-sized targets up to 1500 meters, according to the manufacturer. Marines can range targets without taking their hands off their weapons, and the I-CUGR provides digital readings in meters or yards.