Batch creation of Russian thermal imaging sights for armored vehicles will begin in 2012

Russian MIC, which is represented by Krasnogorskoe of "Plant. S.Zvereva ", presented at the International Forum" 2012 TVM "benchmarks tank thermal sighting device" Irbis-K "and the commander of the combined observant-sighting system" Agat-MDT. "

Sights with the introduction of thermal imaging technology for many years been in the USSR after the Russian Federation and not the most best representatives of the Russian military-industrial complex. One of the best tanks of the Union of Russian "The Hammer" which never built, is a living example that even one device can permanently delay the development of the project — a thermal imaging sighting device, installed on tank, did not satisfy the requirements of the fire control system.

Russian mass production of thermal sights for armored vehicles will begin in 2012

The onset of thermal imaging sights for armored vehicles can be attributed to the early 90's — since the creation of thermal imaging devices Agave-2, which is the sight of the first generation. It has been a new type of equipment — a sight not to work was influenced by muzzle flashes, the weather conditions and the lack of lighting. But Russian armored vehicles infrared illuminators used effectively until the end of the 90s, which are analogues of zabugornyh disappear in the 70-ies of the last century. Beginning of the economic crisis and the almost complete lack of funding for the MIC led to the fact that iron sights "Agave-2" was released in sufficiently small quantities, which is not even enough to ensure the tanks T-80U/UK. Only a certain number of commanding tanks, and had time to go into service in the Russian army and the export. Yet the least amount of sights "Agave-2" were adopted main tank T-90.

After the breakup of the Union of Russian when all defected to the business market, Russian military equipment and armament starts zabugornyh participate in various tenders and exhibitions. Presented in Greek tender Russian "T-80", though superior to the main features of the other members of the tender, the JMA and thermal imaging equipment, we can say hopelessly lagging behind. But it was not all bad in Russian military-industrial complex — was established thermal imaging sighting device "Nocturne", but it failed to provide the leadership of the Russian Federation in the field, but only approached zabugornyh unique features.

Russian mass production of thermal sights for armored vehicles will begin in 2012

Therefore, to ensure the competitiveness of the export armored vehicles, set it imported from other countries sights. Specifically with these thermal imagers Russian T-90s were delivered to India. A Russian army received new tanks T-90A without thermal sights. A little later they began to be provided Imported thermal imagers.

Russian mass production of thermal sights for armored vehicles will begin in 2012

But everything comes to an end sometime. The representative of the Russian military-industrial complex, which is Krasnogorskoe of "Plant. S.Zvereva "presented at the International Forum" 2012 TVM "benchmarks tank thermal sighting device" Irbis-K "and the commander of the combined observant-sighting system" Agat-MDT. " According to the developers, the new thermal imager "Irbis-K" using the Russian photodetector matrix type is not terrible, and even exceed in some characteristics, thermal imaging devices used on tanks T-90A. Russia's new imager will go into mass production as early as next year. Well, the combined commander observant-sighting systems "Agat-MDT" will mass-produce at the end of 2012.

Russian mass production of thermal sights for armored vehicles will begin in 2012

The developers assure that the complexes "Agat-MDT" will be able to significantly increment the ability of targeting, detection and destruction of enemy commander of the Russian tank. At the sight of the complex integrated thermal channel (infrared channel is not able to provide the required properties) and of the laser rangefinder, which with ballistic computer provides the crew of the tank hit the target with the first shot.

Maybe the new thermal complex will provide BTR-82, which then will be able to compete in the various tenders with zabugornom armored transporters.

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