Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System (MILES)

Brooke Clarke 2010

Background
Description
Components & Manuals
Movies
Related Equipment
Patents
Related Web Pages
Links

Fig1 Right Side
Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System
                    (MILES)
Fig 2 Back
Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System
                    (MILES)
Fig 3 Left Side
Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System
                    (MILES)
Fig 4 Front
Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System
                    (MILES)
Fig 5 Top Label
Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System
                    (MILES)
Fig 6 Green Key
MILES
                    Green Key
Fig 7 Helmet mounted sensors
p/n: 2030360
MILES
                    Helmet mounted sensors
Fig 8 Torso mounted sensors
p/n: 2013160-1
MILES
                    torso harness of sensors
Fig 9 Torso harness with box seperated
Note shielded cable (3 wires) and seperate twisted pair of wires (one connected to ground).
The four gromets that attach each sensor are connected to ground.
Ground lug and top large white wire at left are both ground.
MILES
                    torso harness with box seperated

Background

MILES (Wiki) is the military version of Laser Tag (Wiki).  A laser is fitted to weapons which fire blanks.  Vehicles and soldiers are outfitted with sensors.  When one of the sensors detects a laser (with coding) it signals a hit.

Each platform has the following components:
  • Blank round and/or blank adapter to simulate the firing of the weapon
  • Laser transmitter connected to and boresighted with the weapon.  The range of the laser is about the same as the real weapon.
  • Laser receiver for the platform and/or soldiers with audio and visual alarm indicators of near missis and hits.

Description

Controller's Gun

This is a Laser Transmitter Assembly, Controller Gun, p/n 11749279, NSN 1265-01-092-0891. 
It's fitted with a pistol grip and open sights.  On the rear panel (see Fig 2) are:
Firing LED, Man Kill button and Universal Kill button.
This is device used for testing the sensors, it's not used during a MILES exercise.
I confirmed that it's working by using the Electro Optical Gadget that's a photo diode feeding an audio amplifier.  It makes a buzzing noise when the trigger is pulled.
If while the trigger is pulled wither of the rear panel buttons is pressed the sound changes, so they are also probably working.

When only the trigger is activated the controller gun sends the "near miss" code.  When the trigger is pulled and one of the butons is pressed the gun sends either the "man kill" or "universal kill" codes.  The green key is usually clipped to the ring and is used to reactivate the laser transmitters.

Note the CAUTION label says this is NOT an eye safe device, i.e. you need to wear IR blocking glasses when using it.

Lanyard (Wanted)

p/n: 11749038

Holster (Wanted)

P/N: 11749742

Test Set (Wanted)

p/n: 11835285

Green Key (aka God Key)

Can be used to turn off alarm on MWLDA and other sensors.  It does fit the key socket on the box for the MWLD.
Is intended to be carries on the split ring on the handel of the controller's test gun.

Yellow Key

Small Arms Transmitter (SAT) activation key.  When the SAT is activated it allows for a fixed number of "shots" then the transmitter no longer works.

Orange Key

Alarm deactivation key for armor and aircraft sensors.

Helmet Sensors

p/n 2030360 is the new version with built-in Lithium battery.  But it does not have provision for use of the Green Key.
The rubber part on the helmet worn sensors is an inductive coupling that works with a coil wound in the torso harness that's located near the shoulder.
When the helmet sensor belt is within about a foot of the shoulder area of the torso sensors they automatically couple toghther.
The Green Key when used on the MWLDA resets both the torso and helmet sensors.

Man Worn Laser Detector Assembly (MWLDA) Torso Sensors


TM 9-1265-370-10-1 gives the p/n of the MWLDA as 11748808 but the one I have is marked as p/n 2013160-1.
It may be that p/n 11748808 is for the combination of the torso and helemt sensors and there are different p/ns for each.


The p/n 11748808 MWLDA has a simple battery box for a 9V battery, but not p/n 2013160-1.

p/n 2013160-1 is a much newer version of the older p/n 11748808.  The new version has a built-in Lithium battery that lasts much longer than the 9 V battery used with the older version.

Components & Manuals

Each system includes both the laser and sensors for the platform.

Platform
Nomenclature
Tx NSN
p/n
Rx NSN
p/n
Sim NSN
p/n
Manual
Hand Receipt Manual
Vulcan
M75  9339390
933955-1
9339391-2
TM 9-1265-201-10 TM 9-1265-201-10-HR
M901 TOW
M73
1265-01-075-4889
1265-01-077-6393
1265-01-077-4905
1265-01-075-4907
1265-01-076-6532
TM 9-1265-202-10 TM 9-1265-202-10-HR
Vulcan air defense gun
M76
9339554

933939-2
TM 9-1265-207-10 TM 9-1265-207-10-HR
Chaparral missile system
M77
9339477

9339440
TM 9-1265-208-10 TM 9-1265-208-10-HR
Stinger anti aircraft missile
M74
1265-01-159-0485
1265-01-075-4893

TM 9-1265-209-10 TM 9-1265-209-10-HR
M249 SAW &
 M16 rifles
M89
1265-01-236-6724
1265-01-236-6725
1265-01-075-4893

TM 9-1265-211-10 TM 9-1265-211-10-HR
Dragon anti-tank missile
M62
1265-01-090-0103

1370-01-085-2601
TM 9-1265-368-10-1 TM 9-1265-368-10-1-HR
TOW anti-tank missile
M64
11748818
1265-01-075-4893
1370-01-085-2601
TM 9-1265-368-10-2 TM 9-1265-368-10-2-HR
Viper rocket
M68
1265-01-077-6079

6640-00-240-5851
TM 9-1265-368-10-3 TM 9-1265-368-10-3-HR
M60A1/A3 Tank
M65
1265-01-078-4042
1265-01-075-4893
1265-01-076-6522

TM 9-1265-369-10-1 TM 9-1265-369-10-1-HR
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TM 9-1265-369-10-2 M 9-1265-369-10-2-HR
M551 Sheridan
M67
1265-01-076-2039
1265-01-076-6522

TM 9-1265-369-10-3 TM 9-1265-369-10-3-HR
M16A1 M16A2 rifles
M60
1265-01-079-5264
p/n 9353050
1265-01-075-4893

TM 9-1265-370-10-1 TM 9-1265-370-10-1-HR
M60 Machine Gun
M61
1265-01-092-7665


TM 9-1265-370-10-2 TM 9-1265-370-10-2-HR
M113 APC & M220 TOW
M63
1265-01-075-4889
1265-01-077-6393
1265-01-075-4905
1265-01-075-4907
1265-01-075-4893

TM 9-1265-370-10-3 TM 9-1265-370-10-3-HR

Controler Gun



TM 9-1265-371-14&P
M1 & M1A1 Tank
M82
1265-01-077-3768
1265-01-080-7390
1265-01-076-6522
1265-01-075-4893
TM 9-1265-373-10-1 TM 9-1265-373-10-1-HR
M2 & M3 Fighting Vech
M83

1265-01-075-4893
p/n 11836171

TM 9-1265-375-10 TM 9-1265-375-10-HR

Mult Indicator
LTID

12629861
12629862
12629863

TM 9-1265-376-10 TM 9-1265-376-10-HR
OH-58 chopper
M78



TM 9-1270-222-10
TM 9-1270-222-10-HR
AH-1S chopper
M80



TM 9-1270-223-10 TM 9-1270-223-10-HR
Uh-1H Huey chopper
M79



TM 9-1270-224-10 TM 9-1270-224-10-HR







Small Arms Alignment Fixture
M1



TM 9-5860-436-14&P

Movies

I expect there are a number of movies where MILES equipment is shown, let me know what they are.

Heartbreak Ridge 1986 (IMDB) - has a few scenes where MILES is mentioned and shown in a training exercise.

Patents

shooting gallery systems that use light instead of bullets:
2023497 Device for training and instruction in the firing of small arms, Trammell Webb, Dec 10, 1935, 434/18, 434/21, 200/60, 42/54, 362/113, 125/901 - flashlight bulb and lens + recoil simulation
3220732 Electronic apparatus useful in simulated gunfire and simulated rifle ranges, Pincus Martin S, Nov 30, 1965, 463/52, 446/485, 361/175, 362/112, 327/365, 340/384.3, 315/227.00R, 446/405 - solenoid in rifle simulates recoil, rabbit target.

These patents, all Joe W. Kimble, seem to embody the MILES system, but I don't know if they actually apply.  There are a large number of patents that reference these.
3995376
Small arms laser training device, Joe W. Kimble, Duane A. Burchick, Edsel E. Dotson, Cerberonics, Inc., Dec 7, 1976, 434/22, 42/114 - discrete components
4102059 Small arms laser training device, Joe W. Kimble, Duane A. Burchick, Edsel E. Dotson, Cerheronics Inc., Jul 25, 1978, 434/22, 362/113 -  discrete components
4352665 Small arms laser training device, Joe W. Kimble, Edsel E. Dotson, Cerberonics, Inc., Oct 5, 1982, 434/22 - MILES discrete & ICs. Includes near miss and shot counter.
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4487583 Receiver garment for weapons engagement simulation system, Stephen E. Brucker, Larry K. Blankenship, Jaycor, Dec 11, 1984, 434/22, 463/5, 463/52 -
 
4823401 "MILES" transceiver display controller unit, Rudolph R. Gammarino, Mark S. Doerning, Barry J. Cuccia, Applied Solar Energy Corporation, Apr 18, 1989, 398/128, 362/112, 89/41.06, 434/21, 398/135 - Pistol, see Fig 1,2, & 3 above.
5207579 Antipersonnel training mine, Carl J. Campagnuolo, Army, May 4, 1993, 434/11, 102/404, 340/326, 273/372 - Bouncing Betty (Wiki: S-mine, Bounding Mine)
5426295
Multiple integrated laser engagement system employing fiber optic detection signal transmission, Himanshu N. Parikh, Fritz W. Healey, Cubic Defense Systems, Inc., Jun 20, 1995, 250/227.11, 250/551, 434/22 - MILES sensor vest + other sensors.

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TM 9-4931-355-14
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AN/PAQ-1 Laser Target Designator (LTD) (Tripod Mount)
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TM 9-1260-477-14
TM 9-6940-477-24P
TM 9-1260-477-34

Alignment Device, Laser Transmitter, Short Range (used with M16 or M60 MILES transmitter)
TM 9-4931-436-14
AN/AAS-14A & An/AAS-14B part of UAS-4 IR set
TM 11-5850-218-35P
AAS-24 IR Detecting Set
TM 11-5850-241-34P
AAS-32 Airborne Laser Tracker
TM 11-5860-200-12
AN/GVS-5 Laser IR Observation Set
TM 11-5860-201-20P
TM 11-5860-201-30P
TS-3620/GVS-5 Test Set
TM 11-6625-2684-12
TM 11-6625-2684-20P
TM 11-6625-2684-30P
AAM-55 Airborne Laser Tracker Test Set
TM 11-6625-2638-12
TM 11-6625-2638-23P
TM 11-6625-2638-30
AN/AAM-56 Alignment Test Set
TM 11-6625-2685-10

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