March 23, 2016 - 09:10 ( Brasília )

Technology

CI Systems' Advanced Weapon Boresight System Dramatically Increases First Hit Probability

AWBS has a wide range of barrel adapters suitable for all barrels – from a diameter of 7.62mm, to 40mm, 125mm, and 155mm, to fit multiple platforms from assault rifles through grenade launchers, heavy weaponry, tanks and artillery

CI Systems – a leader in the development and production of sophisticated Electro-Optical Test Equipment and Measurement Systems for defense, homeland security, industrial, scientific and commercial applications worldwide – displays for the first time an Advanced Weapon Boresight System (AWBS) at Defexpo 2016. AWBS has a wide range of barrel adapters suitable for all barrels – from a diameter of 7.62mm, to 40mm, 125mm, and 155mm to fit multiple platforms form assault rifles through grenade launchers, heavy weaponry, tanks and artillery. It aligns armament barrel with weapon sight using the fire control systems to dramatically increase first hit probability.

The AWBS consists of a control unit, power unit, optical unit, gun interface, a camera, and an optional ruggedized monitor. Utilizing a high-resolution CCD video camera to allow alignment from a safe distance from the gunner's post, the AWBS provides an easy to use, fast, accurate and reliable tool for boresighting. Its rugged design retains the accuracy of the system over a wide range of environmental conditions. Features include an electronically-produced and adjustable crosshair, and a programmable crosshair pattern. Requiring no focusing at the operating range, the system fits various gun diameters with interchangeable rods. It can be interfaced with existing displays in the vehicle, and provides optional automatic calibration.

According to Moshe Blau, Head of Engineering Department at CI Systems, "The issue of inaccurate shooting of artillery is a significant problem with serious implications, both in terms of collateral damage and in terms of the costs that accompany inaccurate shooting. The solution we developed is designed to solve this problem, bringing a level of accuracy that has not been seen before. The system has already been deployed by a number of customers, and receives high praises for dramatically increasing shooting accuracy."