SHOT, OVER! Newcon Optik LRM 3500M now in the hands of Canadian artillery

newcon optik rangefinder
| February 15, 2019
Categories: Assorted Ramblings

At SHOT Show this year I had the opportunity to look at the Newcon Optik LRM 3500M laser rangefinder. That rangefinder is now in the hands of some people I once worked with. The LRM 3500M is a feature-rich laser range finder that takes up little space is around 1/3 the size and weight of the current Canadian Forces option.

 Newcon Optik LRM 3500M

The LRM 3500M from Newcon Optik is a feature-rich laser rangefinder.

Here’s some outstanding news from NEWCON OPTIK.

NEWCON OPTIK is proud to announce that it has been awarded an important Department of National Defence (DND) supply contract for its state-of-the-art handheld LRM 3500M laser rangefinder monocular. The initial delivery of rangefinders will provide FOO/JTACs with advanced mission capability requirements and will serve as an additional sensor platform for Canada’s Integrated Soldier System Suite. This most recent award builds upon continued success in international defence and security markets as elite military and professional users increasingly turn to NEWCON OPTIK as the supplier of choice for their precision targeting needs.

6.5x magnification, internal compass, and inclinometer, Bluetooth…what’s not to like?

NEWCON OPTIK’s LRM 3500M is a fully MIL-SPEC, Made-In-Canada laser rangefinder monocular with a crystal-clear 6.5x magnification, etched mil-dot reticle and in-built compatibility with ballistic computers and mapping applications. Building on decades of experience in the design and manufacture of military-grade laser rangefinders, NEWCON OPTIK ensured that the LRM 3500M incorporated unsurpassed capabilities such as a 5.5km distance capability, internal compass and inclinometer, Bluetooth™ wireless communication and advanced interface protocols for use with modern defence GPS and smart soldier systems. The LRM 3500M can accommodate an optional internal GPS for both user and target location, as well as advanced artillery fall-of-shot software. Weighing only 460 grams and small enough to fit in a pocket, the LRM 3500M is the ideal solution for military and law enforcement customers seeking a compact, accurate and reliable rangefinder.

Oh, and 5.5km distance capability, internal GPS, advanced artillery fall-of-shot software too…

Initially delivery and training are ongoing and we look forward to seeing how these shake out. The people who will be using these have some of the most field time each year in the Canadian Forces in order to meet grueling training schedules with no room for delay.

Oh, and by the way – if you might have cause to use one of these professionally, be sure to check out the Shadow Watch Kit.

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