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Thailand upgrades FCS of M60A3

6th November 2016 - 16:45 GMT | by Sompong Nondhasa in Bangkok


The Royal Thai Army (RTA) received its first five M60A3 MBTs following an upgrade of their fire control system from analogue to digital, plus installation of a new turret drive.

The improvements will enhance the 105mm M68 gun’s accuracy, including long-range engagements against moving or stationary targets.

The upgrade project by Elbit Systems commenced last year. It focused on enhancing day and night performance by installing the combat-proven Thermal Image Fire Control System (TIFCS) and Electric Gun and Turret Drive System (EGTDS).

The TIFCS operates in the 8-12μm wavelength, and features an eye-safe laser rangefinder and high-definition day sight. There

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Sompong Nondhasa


Sompong Nondhasa

Sompong, a Thai national living in Bangkok, is a fulltime photojournalist and editor of the …

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