Training - Silent Signaling - Target Marking

Rotary Wing Aviation, Tactical Team Comms, No LEP Required

Training & Air Crew Signaling -
Safe, Precise, Visual & Non-Verbal -
Target Marking for Rotary Wing Aircraft

Rotary aircraft crews require laser technology that can be safely used in training environments and in laser safety restricted air spaces and/or live fire exercises. They need a capability that provides for safe, precise, visual, and non-verbal communication between pilots and crew; between crew and ground support; to mark LZ's; for "squirter control"; for signaling & "target talk on"; to point out obstacles, terrain features, or even aircraft rotors to insure obstacle clearance. We are matching mission and training tasks to the appropriate laser capability & power output. Crews require "eye safe" power outputs; portability, ease of use, economic pricing; either weapons mounted or hand-held by crews, gunners, and pilots; laser use through closed door windows (rubber hood in development - see gallery). Also use as a training laser for JFO & JTAC target marking; to designate potential IED locations - for general training (when higher powered units are too dangerous to employ)

Design Improvements for 2018:
Power Lockout Functionality
Laser Aperture Safety Shutter

The new MARK-1ir & MARK-4ir are easily carried; rugged & reliable; water and impact resistant; extremely effective. Both models include power lock out function; LED "Firing" indicator; mechanical safety shutter for stowage and transport. Battery tube casing now 1" knurled for superior grip and portable, hand held use. Attaches easily to any standard 1" tactical light mount. Optional Rail Mount Kit: Add an optional 1" Offset Mount for 1913 Picatinny rails and 6" remote cable switch for weapons mounting. Quick release lever for easy attachment and release of laser unit. Offset design provides multiple options for rail positioning. Remote cable switch includes power lockout function.

Resources & Documents - PowerPoint
Development, Capabilities, Applications


Executive Brief - Field Utility Lasers


Rotary Wing Aircraft - Laser Development


Z-BOLT Infrared Lasers - PowerPoint [PDF]


Z-BOLT Infrared Lasers - PowerPoint [PPTX]


60 to 75 Hour Runtime (1 pc CR123A)

MARK-1ir / Low Power - Training
MARK-4ir / Silent Signaling & Marking

MARK-1ir | NOHD = 0
500 meters effective nighttime range.
Visible dot only.

MARK-4ir | NOHD = 7m
5,000 meters effective nighttime range.
Visible dot & beam.

MARK-IR Lasers - User Guide & Specs


Portable, Personal Infrared Laser for Communication, Command & Control. Hand Held Tactical Comm Tool for Use with NVG's. 830nm IR Laser Diode for Superior Performance. Ruggedized & Field Tested. Choice of Modular Pouch; includes Constant On/Off Switch with Lanyard Loop; 2 pcs CR123A Lithium Batteries. Attach to any standard 1" tactical light mount. Remote cable switches available.


Z-Bolt® Air Crew Kits -
Special Kit Builds per User Request



Z-Bolt® has partnered with Ameripack for premium hard cases & Initial Attack for nylon soft packs. Outfit ALL Air Crew, Detachment, Battalion, or Squadron size units with Z-Bolt Air Crew Kits. All kits are economically priced; production lead times no longer than 3 weeks for all kit sizes. Lasers ship in choice of nylon pouch; CR123A batteries and User Guides included. Hard case or nylon soft pack.
Select A Product - See Matching Photo Gallery Unit Price  
MARK-1ir, Low Power - Training (500 Meters) Quote - Singles
MARK-4ir, Targeting & Marking (5,000 Meters) Quote - Singles
MARK-1ir Kits, Tactical Team Kits - 4,8,12 - Soft or Hard Case Quote - Kits
MARK-4ir Kits, Tactical Team Kits - 4,8,12 - Soft or Hard Case Quote - Kits
MARK-1ir-WK, Add 1" Weapons Mount & 6" or 30" Cable Switch Quote - Singles
MARK-4ir-WK, Add 1" Weapons Mount & 6" or 30" Cable Switch Quote - Singles
  • MARK-1ir & MARK-4ir Training, Signaling, Marking Lasers:
    Water Resistant, Shock Resistant
    Field Serviceable, Ruggedized
  • Air Crew Kits - 12 pcs
    Ameripack Hard Case
    Interior Dimensions:
    13.5" x 9.5" x 5"
    Nylon Soft Pack
    Interior Dimensions:
    9.5" x 5.5" x 6"
  • US Made Modular Pouch
    Small Pouch for MARK-1ir or MARK-4ir Infrared Laser
    Choice of ACU, Coyote Brown, Black [LE],
    MultiCam, Ranger Green
    (Berry Compliant)
  • 2 pcs CR123A Lithium Batteries:
    Lithium / Manganese Dioxide [Li/MnO2]
    100 mAh, 3 V
  • Lanyard Loop Switch, Constant On/Off
  • Design Improvements for 2018:
    LED Firing Indicator, Mechanical Laser Aperture Safety Shutter, Power Lockout, Lanyard Loop
  • Optional Laser Rail Mount Kit [LRM-KIT]:
    1" Offset Rail Mount [LRM-1]
    6" Remote Cable Switch [RCS-10]
    30" Remote Cable Switch [RCS-30]
  • Wavelength [Color] - 830 nm [Infrared]
  • Battery Run Time - >75 hrs on 1 pc CR123A


  • MARK-1ir -

    Power Output <1.0 mW
    ANSI Class 3R
    Range @ Night With NVG's:
    500 Meters Visible Dot

  • MARK-4ir -

    Power Output <3.5 mW
    ANSI Class 3R
    Range @ Night With NVG's:
    5,000 Meters Visible Dot & Beam

  • NOHD -

    MARK-1ir = 0m
    MARK-4ir = 7m

  • Weight - 118 grams (4.1 oz.) with Switch & 1 pc CR123A Battery Installed
  • Overall Dimensions - L 126mm X 25.4mm x 25.4mm
  • Output Mode - Constant Wave
  • Export Classification - EAR99

How to Order / Distributors & Dealers

John Mueller
Managing Director
John@Z-Bolt.com
(503) 867-1617 USA Direct Line, 24x7
(603) 386-6644 USA Fax

Beam of Light Technologies, Inc.
10111 SE Clatsop Street
Portland, Oregon, 97266, US

DUNS: 051165749
CCR Cage Code: 8AKQ6