Just prior to SHOT Show 2016, Steiner announced the new DBAL-A4. We’re not easily impressed but this is an impressive accessory available in both military and commercial specification. There is much to like here readers. The DBAL-A$ provides 4 functions in one very neat package: visible green laser, IR laser, IR illuminator and white light (all of these functions have a low and high power mode).

  • Fully adjustable windage and elevation
  • Available high and low power modes
  • Integrated push-button switch and remote cable pressure-pad switch activation – tap and release for momentary activation; tap twice for 5-minute continuous on
  • Attaches to any Picatinny rail using the patented, self-adjusting Quick Release HT Mount
  • Includes remote cable port
  • Activation/low battery indicator light
  • CR123A powered
  • Availability is likely Q2 -Q3


Earlier this year, Steiner announced its acquisition of  Sensor Systems Division of The O’Gara Group. The group is comprised of Sensor Technology Systems (STS) and Diffraction LTD. The acquisition added capabilities that are sure to make Steiner a one stop shop for advanced optics and sensors to the military, law enforcement and the commercial space.

STS is best known for its Low-Profile Night Vision Goggle, the AN/PVS-21 used by special operations forces around the world. STS designs and manufactures equipment, all of which provides improved situational awareness in both day and night operations. STS specializes in supporting the equipment needs of government, military and law enforcement worldwide featuring:

  • Intensified night vision systems

  • Heads Up Display (HUD) and Helmet Mounted Display (HMD) systems

  • Combat ID/IFF systems

Diffraction LTD is an innovator in optical, electrical and mechanical systems, providing the military with some of the most advanced, electro-optic devices in the world. Key focus areas include:

  • Digital and fused imaging systems

  • Optical beacons for combat ID or tagging, tracking and locating

  • Lasers including illuminators and pointers

Diffraction’s primary focus has been on advanced electro-optic imaging and communication designs throughout the optical spectrum including UV, Visible, NIR, SWIR, MWIR and LWIR.

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