Peak Beam’s Maxa Beam Crew-Served Weapons Light features Remote-Controlled Beam Adjustment and Strobe for Escalation of Force

Edgemont, Pennsylvania – August 8, 2011 – Peak Beam Systems, Inc. is pleased to announce that the Company’s Maxa Beam Crew-Served Weapons Light (CSWL) has been placed on the U.S. Army’s Common Table of Allowance (CTA). This placement follows an extensive Product Evaluation Test of the Maxa Beam CSWL conducted by the U.S. Army’s Product Manager Soldier Maneuver Sensors.

The Army’s CTA provides a flexible Basis of Issue for acquisition and also acts as a guide to help units determine which items and stock quantities they are authorized to procure in order to help them complete their mission. Peak Beam’s CSWL is listed on CTA 50-970 for Expendable/Durable Items. Authorized Army personnel may view the CTA online at the Force Management System Website (FMSWEB).

The Maxa Beam Crew-Served Weapons Light emits an unparalleled 12,000,000 CandlePower output and includes an infrared filter for covert operations. All of the CSWL’s features, including a motorized beam width adjustment, variable beam intensity, and a strobe function, are controlled at the rear of the weapon using a rugged remote control unit. The CSWL’s strobe option automatically sweeps through multiple frequencies allowing the CSWL to be used as a disorienting and effective non-lethal weapon.

Peak Beam’s Maxa Beam Crew-Served Weapons Light has been assigned National Stock Number (NSN) 6230-01-588-8523. The CSWL is commonly deployed with a MKVIII Sight and Illumination Mount for the M2HB .50 caliber Machine Gun (NSN 6230-01-589-5287). The MKVIII is manufactured by Advanced Tactical Sighting Systems in Shelton, WA and is also available for purchase on the Army’s CTA.

About Peak Beam Systems, Inc.:
Peak Beam Systems, Inc. is a leader in the design and manufacture of high-intensity illumination products. Peak Beam’s flagship product, the Maxa Beam Searchlight, has been field-tested for twenty-four years and users include the U.S. Army, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard, Border Patrol, Department of Homeland Security, federal and local law enforcement, and friendly foreign governments. Peak Beam is a Certified Small Woman-Owned Business based in Edgemont, PA. For more information, please contact Annie McManus, Director of Sales and Marketing, or visit

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