Small Tactical Optical Rifle Mounted (STORM) Micro-Laser Rangefinder (MLRF), AN/PSQ-23


Provides mounted and dismounted Soldiers with a target ranging and locating capability for remote weapon stations, Snipers, Squad-level Infantry leaders, and Forward Observers utilizing a laser rangefinder and digital magnetic compass.


The AN/PSQ-23 Small Tactical Optical Rifle Mounted (STORM) Micro-Laser Rangefinder (MLRF) is a lightweight, multifunctional laser system designed to operate on individual and crew served weapons and to mounted platforms through the Common Remotely Operated Weapons Station (CROWS).

It combines the functionality of a laser rangefinder, upgraded Infrared Aiming Laser and Illuminator, a digital compass, and a visible pointer into a single system (total of 4 lasers on one bench). Combined with a Defense Advanced GPS Receiver (DAGR), the system can compute and display highly accurate target locations.

The latest addition to the STORM Family of Systems (SFS), the STORM II, also adds a Ballistic Solver to help first hit probability and covert pre-shot threat detection to help counter snipers and other enemy forces when combined with a Short Wave Infrared Imager (SWIR).


  • Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Target Location Error: 65 meters at 1.5 kilometers when connected to DAGR
  • Max Range: 9,000 meters