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SHOT Show 2018: New FCS for shoulder-launched weapons

25th January 2018 - 17:00 GMT | by Grant Turnbull in Las Vegas

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German optic specialists Hensoldt has used this year’s SHOT Show in Las Vegas to unveil a new fire control system (FCS) optimised for shoulder-launched weapons.

The company’s new 4x30 600 FCS is designed for medium-range engagements at around 600m. Hensoldt has singled out Saab’s Carl Gustaf and AT4 as well as the RGW and Panzerfaust families from Dynamit Nobel Defence as potential platforms for the new FCS.

Adding an FCS to a shoulder-fired weapon has become more popular in recent years. This capability allows soldiers to achieve greater accuracy and a greater first-round hit probability on distant targets.

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