P90 submachine gun with integrated laser target designator
The FN HERSTAL P90 submachine gun can be supplied with an
integrated laser on request. This laser is fully integrated into
the receiver without modifying the the weapon's outer shape,
balance and ergonomics. The customer can choose either a
visible "red dot" laser or an infra-red laser for use in conjunction
with night vision equipment.
P90 LV (with visible laser)
In low light conditions and indoors the laser designator, when
activated by a pressure switch, projects a highly visible red dot
onto the target. The laser designator can be zeroed so that
rounds hit exactly at the point indicated by the laser. This
enables the user to aim accurately without shouldering the
weapon; he or she can fire from the waist, the chest or with
the weapon held away from the body. The laser designator
allows very rapid target acquisition, especially at close range
and/or in low light. The laser dot also has a theoretically disuasive
effect on the enemy who can see that a weapon is precisely
aimed at them.
The laser system has an adjustment switch which allows the
user to select one of the laser's three settings:
- off to avoid accidental activation
- low intensity for extend battery life or increased eye
safety during training
- hight intensity for maximum combat visibility
The visible laser designator allows the user to practice rapid
target acquisition and instinctive shooting without firing, as
the dot indicates the point of impact.
P90 LIR (with infra red laser)
The infra red wavelength laser designator projects a dot onto
the target that is not visible to the naked eye. The user - and
the target - must have night vision equipment to see the dot.
This type of designator is designed for night use and for operations
where maximum discretion is required (anti-terrorist, hostage
rescue, covert operations).