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AN/PVS-6, MINI EYESAFE LASER INFRARED

The MELIOS will provide the individual soldier with accurate range azimuth and vertical angle determination to provide target acquisition data for direct and indirect weapons systems in eyesafe mode. MELIOS will replace the AN/GVS-5 Laser Infrared Observation Set. AN/GVS-5 is not eyesafe. MELIOS is designed for ranges out to ten kilometers with plus or minus five meter accuracy. It operates in the eyesafe wavelength region allowing maximum use by units in training and tactical exercises. A compass/vertical angle measurement (C/VAM) capability has been added to MELIOS in addition to the range capability. MELIOS will increase first round hit probabilities during battlefield engagements, expedite target acquisition and provide accurate ranges for Ground-to-Air Defense. It will enhance the effective conduct of reconnaissance, surveillance and terrain navigation. It will be carried in a small, water resistant padded pouch that is attachable to the soldier's web gear. Fielding is one per infantry squad, other distribution to combat, SOF and combat support units to be determined.

TRANSPORTATION CHARACTERISTICS / LIMITATIONS: Carry Case: 6" x 12" x 14", 6 lbs. Shipping Case: 13 lbs.

HISTORICAL BACKGROUND:

Sep 83 Two Cost Plus Fixed Fee contracts awarded.

Sep 88 Development Production Prove-Out contract award.

Jul 91 OT-II successfully completed; Efforts to insert compass/vertical angle measurement restarted.

Dec 92 Milestone III approval.

Apr 94 MELIOS FUE.

Apr 95 C/VAM qualified.

REQUIREMENTS DOCUMENT: ROC, Feb 87.

TYPE CLASSIFICATION: Standard approved 4QFY94.

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