EOTECH have begun branching out from optics, last year they began offering a line of thermal imagine devices and night vision systems, and this year they have introduced their first Laser Aiming Module. The OGL or ‘On Gun Laser’ is a pretty compact (at around 3.5 inches long and 2 inches wide) and handy multifunctional aiming laser, with a vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL) infrared illuminator along with an infrared laser designator and visible laser – all impressively powered by a CR123 battery. The OGL weighs 7 ounces with the battery and will be available in FDE and grey.
Here’s how EOTECH describe the OGL:
The new EOTECH On-Gun Laser (OGL) is offered in a standard power (MIL/LE) model. Powered by a single CR123 lithium battery, the OGL offers up to 9 hours of continuous run time. The all aluminum housing offers extreme durabilty and its compact size is similar to a standard deck of playing cards. The IR and Visible lasers are optically aligned so zeroing is simple and easy. The OGL has a unique sliding lever that controls the beam divergence of the IR illuminator, making adjustments from spot to flood fast and easy, even under pressure.
- Standard power (MIL/LE) mode
- All aluminum housing for extreme durability
- Similar in size to a deck of cards
- Enhanced ergonomics
- Shared optical bench for visible green and IR aiming lasers
- Illuminator variable beam divergence: ~5 mRAD to ~115 mRAD
- 0.2 mRAD windage and elevation adjustments, 50 mRAD total
- Crane Standard PTT receptacle
- Modlite ModButton Lite 7″ switch included
- Tethered protective caps/pattern generators
EOTECH are currently working on making final refinements and working the OGL through the US Food and Drug Administration’s laser requirements. It is expected that the ‘standard power’ version (as EOTECH refer to it) will be available to law enforcement agencies in Q4 of this year and then a commercially adapted version, which will have a less powerful laser, will be ready for the public in 2024. EOTECH haven’t finalised a price for the civilian version yet, but the ‘standard power’ version for the military/law enforcement market is priced at around $2,200
Find out more about EOTECH’s OGL at www.eotechinc.com
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