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DSEI 2021: Digital fire control sight aims to ease brain strain on soldiers

14th September 2021 - 11:34 GMT | by Samuel Beal in London

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Specter digital fire control sight. (Photo: Raytheon ELCAN)

Raytheon ELCAN DFCS bolsters soldier lethality with focus on active targeting to reduce ‘cognitive workload’.

Ask modern infantry soldiers to consider their toughest tactical tribulations and the answer might sound like a mechanical puzzle: how to balance weapon limitations such as weight and power against incessant calls from the top brass to bolster soldier ‘lethality’ and ‘survivability’?  

Packing more punch in ever lighter, dispersed and mobile infantry forces has come to form a core plank of many innovative military operating concepts. In this context, the Specter digital fire control sight (DFCS) from Raytheon ELCAN aims to do good on such newfound requirements, starting at the very basic level of small arms fire.  

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