Laser aiming module

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Not to be confused with the UNSC laser designator or Target locator.
A close-up comparison of the laser aiming modules on the M7S SMG and M6C/SOCOM models (Not to scale).

A laser aiming module (abbreviated LAM)[1] otherwise known as a laser sight, point laser, or infrared pointer is a weapon attachment used for sighting. These sights are used on M7 and M7S Caseless SMGs and M6C/SOCOM.[2]

They are mostly used for night operations where aiming with conventional sights would be difficult. With these "pointers", Special Forces such as the Orbital Drop Shock Troopers, as they are the primary users for such equipment, can align them to a target, making aiming easier. Another variant of this would be infrared lasers, such as the Wyrd III optics attached on the Spartan Laser.

Contrary to popular belief, the laser pointer will not draw a red line in the air towards its target, unless there is sufficient atmospheric disturbance, such as dust or smoke, between the pointer and the target.


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