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    Thermal Sight Shaheen tested by VDV

    Post  Vladimir79 on Sun Jan 15, 2012 1:27 am

    VDV conducted troop trials of a new thermal sight, "Shaheen"


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    TSAMTO, January 12. On the basis of the Pskov airborne assault Airborne Division conducted combat tests of a new thermal sight, "Shahin", performed by an uncooled microbolometer-based matrix, reported in the Office of the Press and Information Defense Ministry.

    The sight is integrated into an automated system of command and control and has a video output that allows you to use a helmet display for firing from the shelter.

    The block-processing allows you to enter ballistics sight for 7 types of weapons, as well as introduce horizontal and vertical correction during shooting. This can make the weapons to the normal battle on one type of weapon and then use the scope to other types. To do this, the shooter need only to enter electronically in the appropriate ballistics.

    During testing at the landfill division using sight, "Shaheen" held fire from all types of firearms of various calibers, in service with airborne (air assault), and Navy special forces.

    Airborne trials conducted in sight confirm its high performance characteristics, and compliance with the requirements of modern military equipment of the Armed Forces.

    Implementing the recommendations of the military operation will allow a pilot airborne and other types of leave Armed Forces to meet the modern requirements of a thermal sight, not inferior in its characteristics the best world standards.

    Thermal sights are an integral part of modern equipment serviceman. All the modern equipment of the "soldier of the future" must have them in their composition.

    Referring to the general re-Airborne Troops, Airborne Troops commander, Lieutenant-General Vladimir Shamanov said that in 2012 to supply the troops planned modern airborne combat vehicle, multi-purpose armored vehicle, as well as advanced weapons control system, communications and process control forces at the tactical level .

    Along with equipping the troops with new modern weapons and military equipment in 2012 is planned to carry out major repairs and upgrading of approximately 10% of major military hardware designs formations and units of Navy.

    "All deliveries of military hardware compatible with the General Staff of the Armed Forces and the central bodies of military administration of the Ministry of Defence, responsible for their procurement and delivery to the troops," - said Commander of Navy.


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    Re: Thermal Sight Shaheen tested by VDV

    Post  GarryB on Sun Jan 15, 2012 4:24 am

    Awesome.

    The sight is integrated into an automated system of command and control and has a video output that allows you to use a helmet display for firing from the shelter.

    So from behind cover you can hold you rifle above your head and you basically see through the scope with a small display in front of your eye so you can swing the rifle around and put the crosshairs on any target you see and squeese the trigger without sticking your head up to either look down the sights or even see the enemy directly.

    The block-processing allows you to enter ballistics sight for 7 types of weapons, as well as introduce horizontal and vertical correction during shooting. This can make the weapons to the normal battle on one type of weapon and then use the scope to other types. To do this, the shooter need only to enter electronically in the appropriate ballistics.

    I remember an older image intensifier sight that also had 7 mechanical cams for ballistics, I believe they were for the AK (7.62mm and 5.45mm), the RPK (7.62mm and 5.45mm), the PKM, the RPG, and the SVD, so this scope probably has codes you enter for each weapon type.

    In other words attach the scope to an AK-74M and punch in the code for the AK-74M. Using a laser range finder to get the range the ballistic computer inside the scope will then calculate the aim point for that range in that calibre with that weapon.

    Obviously the 5.45mm trajectory will be different for the AK-74 and the RPK-74 because of the different muzzle velocities.

    The result is that an aim point will appear in the scope so if you place that on the targets head or chest and fire you should get a first round hit day or night.

    The question is, does the scope have a built in laser range finder, or does the soldier need to input the range manually.

    Just looking at the first photo showing what appears to be a glowing light in the centre of the scope could be a laser rangefinder. Normally if this was an image intensifier scope I would expect that was an IR laser used to illuminate the view in dark conditions, but a thermal sight would not need that.

    BTW in the image with the view through the scope in the bottom left hand side there are various settings visible, which appear to be OP, DP, YU, GY, 3Y, and M1 though in cyrillic.

    Anyone have any idea what they might refer to?

    Otherwise the scope is very similar to the PSO-1 scope on the SVD with a range finding scale shown based on the height of a 1.7 metre target.

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    Re: Thermal Sight Shaheen tested by VDV

    Post  Jedigman on Thu Feb 02, 2012 9:10 pm

    GarryB wrote:Awesome.

    The sight is integrated into an automated system of command and control and has a video output that allows you to use a helmet display for firing from the shelter.

    So from behind cover you can hold you rifle above your head and you basically see through the scope with a small display in front of your eye so you can swing the rifle around and put the crosshairs on any target you see and squeese the trigger without sticking your head up to either look down the sights or even see the enemy directly.

    Sounds alot like the Thermal Sights Turkish Armed Forces have been using for several years.



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    Re: Thermal Sight Shaheen tested by VDV

    Post  medo on Thu Feb 02, 2012 10:33 pm

    http://www.tvzvezda.ru/news/forces/content/201202012310-4psf.htm

    Video of Shahin thermal sight testing.

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    Re: Thermal Sight Shaheen tested by VDV

    Post  GarryB on Fri Feb 03, 2012 8:35 am

    Looks small... must be a third gen uncooled thermal sight.

    Have found from other sources that yes it does have a built in laser rangefinder.

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    Re: Thermal Sight Shaheen tested by VDV

    Post  Mr.Kalishnikov47 on Thu Mar 22, 2012 4:29 am

    Another video. I thought I saw an English version but I can't quite remember where.

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    Re: Thermal Sight Shaheen tested by VDV

    Post  gloriousfatherland on Thu Mar 22, 2012 5:52 am

    Looks nice and neat. Hope it reaches the VDV and the mvd and fsb antiterror units . It would be cool to see this tested on an VSS and a VAL....The guy in the video got a good grouping on the target tooo

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    Re: Thermal Sight Shaheen tested by VDV

    Post  Mr.Kalishnikov47 on Thu Mar 22, 2012 8:39 am

    gloriousfatherland wrote:Looks nice and neat. Hope it reaches the VDV and the mvd and fsb antiterror units . It would be cool to see this tested on an VSS and a VAL....The guy in the video got a good grouping on the target tooo

    I can definitely see the shahin being used on the VSS and the VAL. Would be well suited to night ops where stealth is necessary.

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    Re: Thermal Sight Shaheen tested by VDV

    Post  GarryB on Thu Mar 22, 2012 9:36 am

    I would suspect the 9 x 39mm has a fairly curved trajectory so range estimation would be critical to getting hits on target.

    With a ballistic computer and laser range finder in addition to night capability... and importantly on the battlefield the ability to see through smoke and light camouflage would make it a real force multiplier.

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