This is called a SOFLAM
Another integral part of enhancing the TACP’s capabilities is the new Mark VII Eyesafe
Laser Range Finder. The laser range finder, which looks like a regular pair of binoculars, provides accurate distance measuring
and location information on whatever target is in the operators field of view. Previously, the TACPs can only estimate the
range to a target. With the laser range finder, they will look through the range finder at a target, which will emit a laser
beam onto the target. The beam immediately bounces back and provides the exact coordinates of the target, which are relayed
up to the pilot. The contract with Litton Laser Systems of Apopka, Fla., provides for 184 units to be built at a cost of $9
million. The first unit was delivered in March, 2002.