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Vidar laser range finder

With its low Size, Weight and Power (SWaP), the Vidar laser range finder is ideally suited for anti-aircraft applications owing to its high repetition rate and long-range performance.

Multi-domain target ranging

Vidar is designed and verified for naval and ground applications and will withstand harsh environmental conditions. Vidar is a true class 1M eye safety laser, which also makes the rangefinder easy to use during training.

Reliability in demanding conditions


Vidar laser range finder - front

Vidar is designed and verified to sustain long-term use in harsh environments where reliability is crucial. It is built up in a sealed and stable housing with external surface treatment for demanding conditions.

The laser rangefinder has excellent performance with a range of up to 40km with a pulse repetition rate up to 12.5 pps.

By careful selection of the laser parameters, Vidar is classified as a Class 1M laser product in accordance with the standards EN 60825-1 and IEC: 2014.

  • Excellent range performance
  • High repetition rate
  • Very high reliability
  • One compact unit
  • Class 1M eye safety
  • Low maintenance
  • Low SWaP

Saab has been a leading manufacturer of military lasers since the early 1960s, with naval, airborne and army applications in operations worldwide.

Over the years, Saab has delivered more than 5000 lasers to more than 30 countries. Vidar is the latest laser range finder, building on decades of development and experience.

Range finders for different applications

Saab also offers laser rangefinders adapted for other manufacturers’ applications. One example is Odin, which is laser rangefinder for armored vehicle applications. It has been delivered to several European countries, providing high quality and excellent performance, covering both anti-aircraft as well as ground-to-ground applications.

Thanks to its modular design, it is easy to reconfigure for different applications. One application is integrated in the CV90 combat vehicle.

Vidar laser range finder - side

Did you know...

... that Saab has delivered more than 5000 lasers to more than 30 countries?

  • We have produced laser range finders since the early 1960s.
  • They are based on solid state laser technology operating at the eye-safe wavelength 1,5µm.
  • We produce laser range finders for the air land and sea domains. 
5000+ lasers delivered

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Micael Malmberg
Marketing & Sales


Leaflet in pdf for view or download:
17 September 2020

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