Würgendorf, Germany, 29th September 2017 – Last week, Dynamit Nobel Defence and HENSOLDT handed over the shoulder-launched multi-purpose weapon RGW 90 LRMP together with the specially developed HENSOLDT fire control sight to the German Special Forces Command. Both prime contractors developed their products in close contact with the Bundeswehr to be able to provide the user with the best possible solution.
The Bundeswehr is the most important reference customer for HENSOLDT. Cooperation is always productive and between equals. “The development of our fire control sight for the RGW 90 LRMP is a shining example of the excellent cooperation between industry and the German procurement authority BAAINBw, but also with Dynamit Nobel Defence. We can clearly see here how important constant contact is for developing innovative products,” said Andreas Hülle, Head of Optronics, during the product presentation in Würgendorf.
The removable fire control sight supports soldiers in fulfilling their missions. It acquires the data on the surroundings and the target as well as internal ballistic information. The 5.5-fold enlargement and the laser range finder offer the user the best reconnaissance results and ease of use. The fire control sight allows the marksman to determine the distance to the target and to select the ignition mode. The integrated ballistic computer calculates the elevation and lead angle using the target data. The electronic target mark is then shown automatically on the micro-display. Thanks to the system’s unique precision, HENSOLDT thus increases the probability of the first shot hitting a stationary or mobile target.
The RGW 90 LRMP with its fire control sight will be used by the Special Forces Command and the Naval Special Forces. HENSOLDT is currently working on complementing their family of fire control sights for use with other shoulder-launched weapons.
HENSOLDT is a globally leading supplier of premium sensors for reconnaissance and surveillance purposes. The company was formed from Airbus’ defence electronics activities, which were spun off from the Airbus Group in 2017 and have now entered the market together with the former Airbus DS Optronics as a new sensor house under the brand name of HENSOLDT. With a workforce of some 4,000 employees, HENSOLDT generates revenues of approximately €1 billion per year.
Since 1896 the name of Hensoldt has stood for combat-proven, reliable and precise targeting and observation optics for handguns right up to heavy weapon systems. The product range of HENSOLDT Optronics includes optical units, sights, spotters, night vision devices and image intensifiers. With approximately 800 employees at its German sites in Oberkochen and Wetzlar as well as in Irene (South Africa), Belo Horizonte (Brazil), Seoul (South Korea) and Sidi bel Abbès (Algeria), HENSOLDT Optronics, previously known as Carl Zeiss Optronics and now a business line of HENSOLDT Holding Germany, develops, designs and produces optronic, optical and precision-engineered products for military, civil and security applications.