Saab receives BAE Systems UTAAS order
Saab has announced that it has received an order from BAE Systems in Örnsköldsvik, Sweden, for sight and fire control system Universal Tank and Anti-Aircraft Sight (UTAAS). The order, worth SEK 110 million, was announced 28 June 2012.
The contract covers new sight systems, including virtual image displays, and upgrade and modification of the existing systems on combat vehicle CV9030N, for the Norwegian Army. Development and production work will take place in Sweden, with deliveries scheduled to take place for two years starting from August 2012.
UTAAS is a versatile sight and fire-control system for tanks and combat vehicles. It provides high hit probability against all ground targets, as well as against helicopters and high speed aircraft. Its modular design offers the user a variety of performance options and upgrading possibilities. The beam paths for all channels go through the same aperture, offering good system stability and no need for realignment.
The Virtual Image Display (VID) is a compact and rugged multi-purpose display suitable for i.e. combat vehicles and helicopters. VID consists of a microdisplay and magnifying optics to create a virtual image.
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