Figure 2-9 illustrates warning labels for Class 3B
and Class 4 lasers.
Figure 2-8.Laser maintenance area warning sign.
appropriate laser-protective eyewear and appropriate
clothing. Other controls include the use of warning
lights, signs stating the danger involved, and the
control measures provided for Class 3B lasers.
In the following paragraphs we will discuss a few
of the types of laser equipment found in the Navy
today. There are three categories of laser equipment:
markers/designators, pointers/aiming devices, and
This equipment is used for target
designation, aimed firing, and target ranging, thereby
enhancing our tactical ability.
Markers are used to mark objects as targets for
Designators are used to
designate an object in a cluster of objects as a target
for laser-guided weapons.
Figure 2-9.Examples of laser warning labels: A. Class 3B and Class 4 visible and near infrared; and B. Class 3B and Class 4
infrared and ultraviolet.