Advanced sight adds punch to Carl-Gustaf M4
After three years of ‘intensive development’ alongside Saab, Finnish firm Senop has introduced the Advanced Fire Control Device Thermal Imager (AFCD TI) for the Carl-Gustaf M4 shoulder-fired 84mm recoilless anti-tank weapon.
Once final qualification tests are completed with AFCD TI, the sight will be available for all Carl-Gustaf M4 and M3 users.
AFCD TI is also interoperable with the AT4 weapon system.
The lightweight (1.5kg) AFCD TI is ‘first fully integrated fire control system with 24/7 operational capability in one cost-effective solution with optimised usability’, Senop noted in a 25 January statement.
AFCD TI is a smart sight that is designed to ensure a high first-round hit probability against stationary and moving targets. The sight features a ballistic calculator and laser rangefinder, plus a day camera and thermal imager in the same casing.
By combining ‘a number of performance-enhancing functionalities in one and the same device’, said Senop MD Aki Korhonen, AFCD TI offers ‘a significant difference’ compared to the traditional combination of day sight and clip-on kit.
Michael Höglund, head of the Ground Combat business unit at Saab, said that the ‘fire control system and 24/7 operational capability play an important role in the military kill chain’.
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