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O-Nyx night vision for French forces

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   I suspect that is rubber cover with small hole is for using night vision inside of dark places of building but during day time (plenty of ambient light).

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   These new night vision binoculars will equip the 21st RIMa and the 2nd Foreign Infantry Regiment (2nd REI) of Nîmes as part of the mission of the units of the 6th Light Brigade armoured early 2020 in the Sahel-Saharan band.

 

   The objective for 2020 is to supply the French Army with 3 179 ONYX night vision binoculars on the 3,519 ONYX night vision binoculars ordered by the Directorate-General for Armaments (DGA) for the benefit of the armed forces; the rest of the order will be delivered in 2021. Several thousand Additional copies are expected to be delivered by 2025. These night-vision binoculars will eventually equip all three armies.

 

   The main features of O-NYX night vision binoculars:

- Length: 112 mm / Width: 75 mm / Height: 79 mm
- Weight: 340 g
- Technology: light intensification
- Autonomy: more than 40 hours with battery or 25h with AA batteries 1.5 V.
- Extra flat and close to the face profile, ultra-compact and very lightweight, for increased comfort for prolonged use
- Wide field of view of 51° (compared to the usual 40°) that improves the perception of the environment and the mobility of the soldier

 

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On 9/5/2019 at 1:28 PM, LoooSeR said:

   Photo made during Beslan. Soldier in the mask on the left (Ilya Mareev) have rare optics on his VSS, KOP-2 with build-in laser rangefinder. Very rare to see, especailly back in 2000s. 

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   Closer look:

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   A bit of retro

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Soldiers of the 345th Guards Detachment in the mountains of Afghanistan, the 1980s.

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   Some of their gear was identified on otvaga:

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Carrier - "Poyas-A" (Belt-A) obr 86., Bulletproof vests - 6B2, a tunic from an Afghan uniform, trousers from a mountain suit, looks like

 

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   Employees of the 2nd service “SN” TsSN FSB of Russia at the tournament among special forces units dedicated to the 45th anniversary of the formation of the Directorate “A” of TsSN FSB.

   According to the results of the competition, the team of the 2nd service "SN" took the second place in the team competition.

 

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   In the "field"

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   Serviceman of the 45th Guards Special Purpose Brigade at the tournament in memory of captain Zhidkov, 2019.

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Soldiers of the 45th Guards Special Purpose Brigade at the competition "Green Path".

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   GLUAS

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   Army Research Lab scientists at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland are developing the micro-drones the same size as the Army’s 40 mm grenade, which are meant to be fired by the service’s standard M203 grenade launchers, service officials said Thursday. They have dubbed the new drones Grenade Launched Unmanned Aerial Systems, or GLUAS.
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   Soldiers under attack from an unseen enemy could fire the GLUAS and almost instantly receive a “bird’s eye view” of the battlefield, said John Gerdes, a mechanical engineer working on the project.
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   The Army is developing two versions of the GLUAS — one similar to a paraglider and the other designed like a helicopter that can hover, Gerdes said. Both are projected to fly up to 2,000 feet in the air for at least 90 minutes.

 

   Because the drones are similar in size, weight and shape to the Army’s standard grenades, they should easily fit into the standard kit combat soldiers carry, he said.

Once launched, the drones spread their wings and their motor takes over allowing soldiers to control them using a joystick or other hand-held device, the service said. The camera sends a live video feed back to the soldiers on the ground from as far away as 2 kilometers.

 

   Gerdes said he envisions adding GPS receivers to the drones, allowing soldiers to identify the exact location of objects or persons observed from the air.

 

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http://soldiersystems.net/2020/04/20/vortex-awarded-ota-for-armys-next-gen-squad-weapon-fire-control-prototype-program/

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   Vortex Awarded OTA for Army’s Next Gen Squad Weapon Fire Control Prototype Program

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   We’re honored to announce that the US Army – PM Soldier Lethality awarded Vortex® an agreement to deliver the Next Generation Squad Weapon-Fire Control (NGSW-FC) Production Ready Prototypes for Soldier TouchPoint (STP) evaluations.

 

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As a direct-view optic, the 1-8×30 Active Reticle™ Fire Control provides everything you’d expect from a variable-power, first focal plane riflescope. When augmented with an overlaid digital display, however, it provides features unheard of in a traditional small arms fire control.

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The end result is Active Reticle™, which has been proven to increase hit percentage and decrease time to engage during

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Even in the case of a battery power loss, soldiers are left with an uncompromised 1-8x, direct-view optic and glass-etched reticle exceeding current capability.

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Hamilton said, “By combining a unity power 1-8x direct view optic utilizing a first focal plane, etched reticle, a 1km capable laser rangefinder, state of the art on-board ballistic engine, atmospheric sensor suite, and programmable active matrix micro-display overlaid onto the first focal plane, Active Reticle™ delivers a true multi-mission fire control enabling everything from CQB to designated marksmanship at the extents of the NGSW’s effective range.”

 

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   Legion night vision system by this company - http://www.nightvision-cot.ru/

 

   System consist of Falanga/Phalanx (MN-06) monocular NOD or Kogorta/Cohort binocular NODs on "Klin" mount that can be regulated in 3 ways. Monocular can be quickly switched from one eye to another, when NODs are flipped away they turn off automatically or by button/switch press. Kogorta can be folded away, each of tubes can be rotated out of the eye view. Automatic protection against flashes. Additionally close range focus lense can be mounted. There is a GoPro mount avaliable.

   Interesting for me - NODs are thermal imager compatable (SOT NT-03), gives thermal overlay capability, which is very rare for Russian night vision systems (IIRC Gerbnik is the only one i knew so far with this ability).

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   PK-022 collimator sight, license copy of Israeli Mepro Mor PRO. 2 build-in lasers (IR and visible).

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   OU-3x magnifier, license cope of Israeli Mepro MX3

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   Looks like design work on HMG collimator/red dot sight is completed. Can be mounted on 12.7 Kord HMGs, have settings up to 1200 meters. Designed by Rostech (TsNII "Tsiklon" to be specific under Rostech).

https://rostec.ru/news/rostekh-sozdal-pervyy-rossiyskiy-kollimatornyy-pritsel-dlya-krupnokalibernykh-stankovykh-pulemetov/

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