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DefExpo 2012: Pointer weapon cueing system to be demonstrated in India

30th March 2012 - 10:27 GMT | by Ian Kemp in New Delhi


The Pointer networked weapon cueing system is to be demonstrated to India’s security forces at the end of April. 

Pointer was developed jointly by Qinetiq, Istec, and Qioptiq to provide a cueing system, for weapons such as the widely deployed .50cal M2 heavy machine gun and the 7.62mm General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG), that can be easily networked to deployed sensors to provided rapid target marking directly to the gunners enabling those best placed to counter the threat to react. 

For the Indian demonstration Pointer will be fitted on a pintle-mounted machine gun on a light utility vehicle equipped with

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Ian Kemp


Ian Kemp

Ian Kemp has written extensively on historical and modern defence issues for publications in Europe, …

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