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The Sighting Device with integrated Fire Control System (FCS) is developedfor shoulder launched weapon systems, like the RGW 90 familysystem. It is equipped with a laserrangefinder, ballistics computer and an internal micro display with electronic reticle. It allows the shooter to engage a targetwith a high first-hit probability even ata range of up to 1.200 meters. Withan optical clip-on night-vision the system is also usable at night. The FCS is attached to the launcherwithin seconds and the menu-guidedoperation of the FCS can be done byone person with no need for anyfurther support. The gunner is able to measure the distance to the target and select the fuse mode. The integrated FCS ballistics computer calculates offset and lead angle to automatically display the aiming mark. The type of ammunition can beidentified, and the appropriate operating menu is selected automatically when attached to the launcher. Even if the battery is empty the Sighting Device can still be used for aiming and firing at targets at lower distances (direct hit operation by means of an etched reticle). The Sighting Device is already prepared for use with guided missile systems (fire and forget) for a range up to 2000 meters. The gunner is also able to fight against targets incover. The electronic interface of the weapon provides an input for an external video signal (seeker headcamera) which can be viewed on the internal display to identify and mark the target object.
Main features & benefits
Optical day sight
Electronic sensors for air
temperature / pressure, terrain
angle and cant angle
Optional clip-on night-vision
Mechanical and electronic interface (including video signal input)
HENSOLDT is a globally leading supplier of premium sensors for security and surveillance missions. Capitalising on more than a hundred years of experience in high-performance technology, we are the world market leader for missile warning systems and submarine periscopes. Moreover, HENSOLDT is well represented in the market for radar systems, optronics and electronic protection systems.
The company was formed from Airbus’ defence electronics activities, which were spun off from the Airbus Group in 2017 and have now entered the market together with the former Airbus DS Optronics as a new sensor house under the brand name of HENSOLDT.
Our company’s name HENSOLDT traces back to Moritz Carl Hensoldt, a German pioneer of optics and precision mechanics in the 19th century, whose name stands for premium solutions, combining excellence, innovation and efficiency. We represent a more than 100-year-old German tradition in technology by continuing the work done by such renowned predecessors as Telefunken, Dornier, Siemens Sicherungstechnik and Carl Zeiss Optronics.
HENSOLDT employs approximately 4,000 employees, generating annual revenues of about €1 billion.
As a sensor house, HENSOLDT combines under one roof various mission-critical sensor technologies, which ensure a substantial improvement in detection capabilities when used in combination. HENSOLDT dominates all the key technological fields earmarked by the German government and focuses in particular on the central categories: sensors and protection. We are forging ahead with the development of these key technologies and, by doing so, contribute to the protection of soldiers, security staff and critical infrastructure. As a technology leader, we drive innovation, particularly in the areas of next-generation optronics, active electronically scanning (AESA) radar, smart jamming and passive radar. Our multi-sensor integration and data fusion capabilities provide customers with added value through the smart combination of different sensors and effectors.
Our areas of activity include the protection of critical infrastructures, air defence, airborne self-protection, vehicle and convoy protection, signal intelligence and data links, as well as night vision, thermal imaging, laser rangefinding and optronic targeting. Furthermore, our portfolio comprises mission avionics equipment, such as computers, mission planning devices and situational awareness systems for helicopters. With its wide-ranging product portfolio HENSOLDT addresses customers in the defence and security domains, covering the whole spectrum for air, sea and land missions. Our solutions are deployed on various platforms, including helicopters, aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles, ships and submarines, armoured vehicles as well as satellites.
Among the most prominent air and space platforms equipped with our products are the F-16, Eurofighter, Gripen and Rafale combat aircraft, the Tandem-X and EDRS-A satellites, the A400M transport aircraft, as well as helicopters of various types. Furthermore, we provide mission-critical equipment to the PUMA and LEOPARD armoured vehicles, the class 212 and 209 submarines, the US Navy “Freedom” class Littoral Combat Ship and the German Navy F125 frigate. Our sights and night vision optics have also been chosen for the German Future Soldier Programme “Infanterist der Zukunft”.