The ATPIAL (Advanced Target Pointer/ Illuminator/ Aiming Laser), otherwise known as, the AN/PEQ-15, is a weapon mounted IR / visible laser weapon site for use with night vision devices. The PEQ-15 features a slaved visible and IR laser, as well as, a IR illuminator. This give the user the ability to zero the laser during the day and the IR laser will be slaved and will hold the same zero as the visible laser. This allows the zero process to be easier and more precise than at night.
Zeroing is accomplished with elevation and windage flat head screws that sit flush with the housing eliminating accidental adjustment. If a screw driver is not handy, the rim of a 5.56 casing can be used to adjust the screws. The user can zero both the slaved lasers and the illuminator independently to place the aiming laser in the center of the illuminator.
The AN/PEQ-15 mounts to any standard picatinny rail and can be ran in multiple positions in conjunction with other accessories on multiple weapon platforms. The ATPIAL sits low on the rail so most lower 1/3 or taller mounts / optics will clear the laser from sight picture.
The unit is operated primarily with a selection dial and fire button on the top of the unit. This lets the user easily manipulate the laser functions to fit the environmental need. Another very intuitive and ergonomic feature is the rear facing batter compartment. This lets the user change the batteries in the device without having to unmount the laser if being used with an iron site mounted in front of the laser.