The LSM is a parachute slider-mounted lighting system designed to provide visual marking of parachutists or aerial loads for collision avoidance and/or tracking during both training and tactical operations. The LSM is available in visible and IR versions.  Both versions provide a strong visual or IR marker for the parachutist and some canopy illumination under moon-less conditions.

The LSM’s lighting system comprises two high-intensity LED luminaires connected to a centrally located, low profile battery/control module via robust twisted wire pair.  The components are sewn into either a 2” wide Velcro hook or nylon tape carrier ready for installation.  The CR123 battery holder is sealed and secured within a snap-together elastic cover.  Automatic activation upon slider deployment is achieved with a short-rigged lanyard which pulls an insulator tab from between the battery/holder contacts.

LSM can be permanently sewn onto the leading edge of the slider, or temporarily attached with mating Velcro.  The temporary installation is facilitated by sewing a strip of Velcro loop material onto the slider’s leading edge – allowing the lighting system to be installed only when needed.  Standard LSM sizes (S, M, L) are available to fit most sliders, but LSM’s can be special ordered to custom fit specific slider configurations.

The LSM has been successfully test-jumped by MFF users and parachute manufacturers.  It has been designed to be a light weight, low profile device that will not impact slider or parachute deployment.

U.S Patent 8,425,073 B1

Manufactured in the U.S.A.
Manufactured in the U.S.A.
Manufactured in the U.S.A.
Manufactured in the U.S.A.

ITAR: LSM models with IR operating modes are ITAR controlled and cannot be shipped or carried outside the United States without express written permission from the United States Department of State. Export is strictly prohibited without a valid export license issued by the U.S Department of State Office of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) as required by the International Traffic In Arms Regulation (ITAR). Title 22, Code of the Federal Regulation (CFR) Parts 120-13.