IN­DIAN ARMY FOR NIGHT SIGHTS FOR AK-47 & 7.62MM LMG

SP's LandForces - - SP’S EXCLUSIVES / NEWS IN BRIEF -

The In­dian Army is look­ing to arm its front­line in­fantry weapons with new-gen­er­a­tion night sights to boost op­er­a­tions af­ter dark. It is specif­i­cally in the mar­ket now for Un­cooled Ther­mal Imag­ing Sights for its 7.62mm light ma­chine gun (LMG) cur­rently in the process of be­ing pro­cure. The Army has stip­u­lated that the sight re­quired by the In­fantry should be a light weight and ruggedi­zed de­vice to en­able ac­cu­rate en­gage­ment of hu­man tar­get by use of 7.62mm light ma­chine Gun at night/hours of dark­ness/poor vis­i­bil­ity at the ef­fec­tive range of 800 me­tres and above. The Army is look­ing for pas­sive night sights for its widely de­ployed AK-47 as­sault ri­fles. The pas­sive night sight, the Army says, should be an im­age In­ten­si­fier Tech­nol­ogy based de­vice to en­able ac­cu­rate en­gage­ment of pin-point tar­get by use of Ri­fle AK-47 at night/hours of dark­ness/in­door dark ar­eas. Both re­quire­ments are part of the over­all F-INSAS pro­gramme. With sum­mer set­ting in and in­fil­tra­tion of ter­ror­ists likely to be on an up­swing, the Army is hop­ing to pro­cure equip­ment as quickly as pos­si­ble to make its front­line fight­ing units fully night com­bat ca­pa­ble.

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