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A laser designator is a device used by forward observers to mark targets via laser designation.

Battlefield 2Edit

Main article: LP7

The LP7 laser painter was a gadget that was cut from the release version of Battlefield 2. Its method of operation is unknown, but was designed to guide some sort of laser-guided weaponry.

Battlefield 2: Modern CombatEdit

ANPQ Laser Target Designator
MC anpq
Starting ammunition

1 charge

Kit

MC sniper Sniper

The ANPQ Laser Targer Designator appears in Battlefield 2: Modern Combat as a gadget issued to the Sniper kit and is used to designate a vehicle for a missile strike. The player must maintain a visual lock on a target while designating. When the lock on bar turns completely red, a missile will be launched and will hit the target vehicle, destroying it. As the designator is the Sniper's only defense against vehicles and only has one charge per life, it's advisable to use it on heavier vehicles that could pose a large threat as opposed to lighter transports.

Battlefield: Bad CompanyEdit

The LZ-537 laser designator appears in-game as a pair of binoculars. The laser designator is an unlockable gadget for the Recon kit in Battlefield: Bad Company. It requires the player to target an object causing an airstrike to lock-on to it. Airstrikes will drop remote controlled JDAM (Joint Direct Attack Munition) which can then be guided by the player to the intended target.

SingleplayerEdit

"This is 07 at 12 miles now bearing 2708 angels 3, stand by for JDAM."
— Airforce pilot

The laser designator appears in the mission "Par for the Course", when Mike-1-Juliet delivers one by airdrop to use against a main battle tank. It also appears in "Ghost Town" when Marlowe is ordered to target a fuel canister to create a distraction for Redford and Sweetwater.

MultiplayerEdit

LZ-537
Kit

Recon

Inventory slot

Gadget

The Laser Designator is a usable gadget in the multiplayer of Battlefield: Bad Company. It functions exactly the same as in singleplayer though it does have a limited number of uses per life.

Battlefield: Bad Company 2Edit

Main article: Mortar Strike

A laser designator appears in Battlefield: Bad Company 2. Although not featured as its own gadget, the Recon kit's Mortar Strike makes use of a laser designator for targeting.

Battlefield 3Edit

Main article: SOFLAM

The SOFLAM was introduced in Battlefield 3, along with laser-guided weaponry carried by teammates. Unlike other gadgets in the series, the SOFLAM is deployable, remotely operated, and can perform its function autonomously.

Battlefield 4Edit

PLD
BF4 PLD
Unlocked at

Unlocked at start

Range

500 meters (ground targets)
300 meters (air targets)

Special feature(s)

• Zoom optics
• Thermal optics
• Rangefinder

Kit

BF4 Recon Icon Recon

Inventory slot

Gadget

"Portable Laser Designator that laser-paints targets while lock is maintained. The designator enables friendlies with missile systems to lock on to the targeted vehicles."
— Battlelog description

The Portable Laser Designator (PLD) is a Recon gadget that appears in Battlefield 4 alongside the SOFLAM. Like the XM25, it uses IRNV optics.

The PLD, unlike the SOFLAM, can be carried around by the player instead of having to place it in a certain spot in order to designate targets. The PLD has a built-in rangefinder, and can switch between 1x and 3x zoom levels.

Aim
Look through PLD
Toggle accessory
Change zoom level

The PLD can designate ground targets up to 500 meters away, and air targets up to 300 meters away.

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