The AN/PEQ-1 SOFLAM (Special Operations Forces Laser Acquisition Marker) is a laser designated tool used by Special Operations teams. SOFLAM enables a spotter on the ground to precisely direct bombers, strike fighters, attack helicopters or artillery with an infrared laser. It is featured in Medal of Honor (2010) and Medal of Honor: Warfighter.
Despite the Medal of Honor's version of SOFLAM indicated that the device fired a beam of green laser, in reality, the laser from SOFLAM is not visible to naked eyes. Instead, series of coded laser beams are fired from the device into the designated target. These beams ricochetted or bounced from the target into the sky, where the receiver (Aircraft) picked up the beam using special Targeting Pod mounted on the plane, the Pod will decode the beam and pinpoint the target for the pilot to send ordnance.
The SOFLAM would usually be controled by Joint Terminal Air Controllers or Forward Air Controllers.
Medal of Honor (2010)
The SOFLAM is featured in both the campaign and multiplayer mode. The SOFLAM is most prominent in marking targets for destruction. The heaviest use of the SOFLAM is during the mission Breaking Bagram, where Rabbit must use the SOFLAM to designate enemy armor and light personnel.
The SOFLAM is also used in other missions for other targets such as enemy emplacements and vehicles.
The SOFLAM is used in multiplayer to call in Support Actions and marking locations for them. Players can put away the SOFLAM if they choose not to use it.
Medal of Honor: Warfighter
A different laser target designator, LTLM (BAE System's TRIGR), is featured in Medal of Honor: Warfighter. It is featured in both the campaign and multiplayer modes.
The LTLM is used to call in most Support Actions.