PASKAU with AN/PEQ-1A Ground Laser Target Designator (GLTD) II SOFLAM (photo : MMP, The Star)
The Ground Laser Target Designator (GLTD) II performed with distinction in Operation Daulat. This rugged and reliable tactical laser was used by Pasukan Khas Udara TUDM under difficult wartime conditions to designate high value and time sensitive targets for precision munitions engagement in Laha Datu. The results significantly contributed to success and allowed quick and precise destruction of enemy forces with minimal collateral damage.
PASKAU employ a number of laser target designators (LTDs) when calling in air strikes. These man-portable devices fire a laser beam at a target causing a reflection that a suitably equipped aircraft or missile sensor can detect. Bouncing such a beam off a target is known as 'painting the target'.