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Aimpoint’s fire control system for US forces

15th March 2019 - 15:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Aimpoint has received a $24 million contract to supply the FCS13-RE fire control system to the US armed forces, the company announced on 11 March.

The system will be deployed as the primary fire control system on the new lightweight, 84mm Carl-Gustaf multi-role anti-armour anti-tank weapon system, designated M3E1 in the US.

The FCS13-RE is a direct view, dynamic universal reflex sight, which utilises an integrated laser range finder and ballistic computer to provide the user an aiming point corrected for range, type of munition, terrain angle and environmental conditions.

The system provides a very high probability of first-shot hit on both stationary and moving targets at extended ranges and uses an intuitive user control interface. The system can be enhanced with modular magnification and thermal imaging components and is compatible with all generations of military night vision equipment.

The system can also be utilised on other crew served weapons including 40mm high velocity grenade launchers and 12.7mm (.50 calibre) heavy machine guns.

Deliveries of the Aimpoint FCS13-RE are scheduled for 2019. The system will be fielded by the US Army, US Marine Corps and US Special Operations Command.

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