A laser designator is a device used by forward observers to mark targets via laser designation.
- 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|
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.
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.
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
- 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.
Unlocked at start
• Laser designation for teammates
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, much like the cut LP7. The PLD has a built-in rangefinder, and can switch between 1x and 3x zoom levels.
- Look through PLD
- Change zoom level
The PLD can designate ground targets up to 500 meters away, and air targets up to 300 meters away.