Vision Concept

Various optical and optronic devices provide the entire crew with an excellent 360° all-around surveillance, recognition and identification of targets by day and night and all weather conditions. Targets identified through vision blocks can immediately be displayed to the commander for further identification by operating the target allocator.

The primary panoramic sight of the commander is the independently stabilized n x 360° rotatable periscope with an optical daysight channel, which can be displayed on all monitors inside the vehicle by means of a CCD camera. The gunner’s sight with an optronic daysight channel is also independently stabilized. Both sights – with several fields of view – are equipped with identical thermal image sights and laser range finders.

Targets detected and identified by the commander using the periscope can be designated to the gunner for engagement. Immediately after target designation, the commander is ready to observe and identify new targets (hunter-killer function).

The vision concept combined with the innovative control and display concept for displaying of all optronic images on various monitors in the vehicle ensures the best possible situational awareness of the entire crew.

Allocation of sights

  • Commander: Glass optical sight (primary allocation)
    images displayed on monitors: optronic daysight of commander and gunner, thermal image of commander and gunner, rear-mounted cameras
    6 vision blocks and open-hatch view

  • Gunner: Glass optical sight (secondary allocation)
    images displayed on monitors: optronic daysight of commander and gunner, thermal image of commander and gunner, rear-mounted cameras
    1 vision block and 1 periscope

  • Driver: 3 periscopes, open-hatch view, 1 image intensifier and a display for the reversing camera

  • Infantry squad: 2 displays for optronic images, 4 rear-mounted camera and 1 reversing camera, 1 vision block rear ramp and 4 persicopes, 1 image intensifier, open-hatch view for two riflemen

 

 

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