RF transferred technology for the production of night vision devices for armored vehicles. Corresponding contract signed by Rosoboronexport and French company Thales. Now devices for tanks -90 will be performed on optical-mechanical plant in Vologda.
Rosoboronexport and French Thales signed contract the transmission RF technologies for the production of night vision devices for armored vehicles, told RIA "Novosti" Rosoboronexport deputy general director Igor Sevastyanov.
"According to the agreement, Our homeland has acquired the right to collect under license in Vologda thermal imaging systems for armored vehicles from the next service", — told the head of the state.
Amount of the contract, which was signed in Paris the other day, is not specified. On the Vologda optical-mechanical plant has created center for the production of night vision devices for tanks -90. It is scheduled to open in July 2010.
Thales collaborates with Rosoboronexport for many years, namely in the field of export of defense programs. The company is a supplier of equipment and onboard systems for MiG-21, MiG-29, Su-30 MKI, Su-30 MKM, T-90 tanks, fighting vehicles BMP-3 and many others.
On the old days it was clear that the Ministry of Defence RF is in talks with France's Safran to purchase a limited batch of equipment, "the soldier of the future» FELIN for GRU.
As explained by the Deputy Minister of Defence, Chief of Armaments Vladimir Popovkin, Russian experts at will study the properties of equipment and will accept the decision. It is stressed that not important for Defence volume purchased abroad art and technology have to be of. "Restricted weapons procurement Defense spends in order to learn new technology. It is necessary for us to at any time of the latest technology can create whatever the prevailing political conditions, "- explained Popovkin.
The complex includes FELIN navigation, secure radio communications, a special shock-proof computer, which displays information about the enemy and the situation of the other fighter and units, helmet-mounted sight small personal weapons, means of targeting, integrated into a single electrical system, and the means of protection. Electronics complex has a battery, which is enough for the day.