French Company CILAS unveils its DHY 208 ultra-compact laser target marker

The French Company Cilas, a developer and manufacturer of lasers and optronics equipment for military and security applications unveils at DSA 2018, the International Defense and Security Exhibition in Malaysia, the DHY 208, a new ultra-compact laser target marker which has a weight of only 2 kg and a range up to 4 km.

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New CILAS DHY 208 Ultra-Compact laser target marker (Picture source Army Recognition)

CILAS’ Ground Target Laser Designators (GLTD) has been conceived with innovative athermal technology to deliver accurate semi-active laser guidance for all types of precision guided munitions. They are convenient for close air support missions and forward observer operations.

The DHY 208 weighs 2 kilos and has a range of 3 to 4 kilometers, compared to an earlier model weighing 8 kilos with a 10 kilometer range.. It can integrate a digital magnetic compass and be interfaced with the rugged computing devices used by Special Forces.

The Cilas DHY 208 is one the of the lighter and smaller laser target marker available on the military market, especially designed to mark up targets for aircraft.

In December 2017, Cilas won a contract with the French Army to supply 160 units of its new DHY 208, with options up to 200.

The CILAS’ GLTD have been successfully operated by major defense forces, NATO and non-NATO, the French Forces and others worldwide.