Saab launches the multi purpose eye safe laser rangefinder HEIMDALL

Defence and security company Saab - a leading supplier of laser based sensors - now introduces a new member of the laser family, with the new technology of diode pumped Erbium.

“Our new laser rangefinder HEIMDALL is the first laser product from Saab that incoroprates the new Diode Pumped Erbium technology. The product is a light weight and very compact device and can be used in several applications. The diode pumped technology allowes the laser to achieve an impressive performance with a continuous operation in a harsh environment. The device has a newly developed receiver that provides the laser receiver with high sensitivity.” says Stellan Wickström, Product Manager Electronic Defence Systems. He continues:

“The result is a compact, light weight eyesafe laser rangefinder, verified for operation in harsh environment with an excellent performance.”

“The new laser rangefinder will find applications within the areas of remote weapon stations, UAV’s, border survelliance systems, control of landing strips at airports, and fire control systems etc. The HEIMDALL is a class 1 laser and hence there is no restriction on using the laser in public areas.” says Stellan Wickström.

He continues “It is currently a problem for many laser users to use such devices in public areas without restiction and still have top performance. The laser rangefinder HEIMDALL will solve both issues.”

Saab business area Electronic Defence Systems is one of the leading suppliers of products and systems related to high performance laser rangefinders. Saab was an early pioneer in the field of the lasers and has delivered high quality lasers for more than 45 years. Over time, more than 4000 lasers has been delivered from Saab around the world.

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Saab serves the global market with world-leading products, services and solutions ranging from military defence to civil security. Saab has operations and employees on all continents and constantly develops, adopts and improves new technology to meet customers’ changing needs.

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