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.