In a combat environment like in Afghanistan, dust and haze are all-encompassing. It is in these hostile conditions, that an MBT Leopard 2 and infantry fighting vehicles are sent to protect a convoy on a reconnaissance mission in a secluded area. The convoy is suddenly attacked from an unknown direction. Thanks to the third-generation thermal imager ATTICA, the Leopard 2 commander can quickly locate the aggressors and react.
The periscopes are the perfect solution for dire weather conditions and darkness, cutting through the dust and the haze.
HENSOLDT offers girostabilised periscopes providing precisely the panoramic vision that could mitigate the risk inherent in such troops-in-contact (TIC) situations. Even in extremely rugged terrain, its dual-axis, stabilised line of sight delivers a clear, stationary image.
The PERI R17 A3 retains proven PERI R17 A1 and A2 modules and submodules, so that the logistics for the two are largely compatible.
The PERI RTWL is the latest development of glass optical periscopes by HENSOLDT for the PUMA as well for the Leopard 2 commander. This enhanced periscope includes superior glass optical performance combined with latest technology in optronics. Besides a third-generation thermal camera and CCD camera, this periscope offers an eye-safe laser rangefinder for enhanced hunter-killer capability. New fibre optical gyros increase the MTBF and drift performance of the system. For full mission success, the image of the thermal imager can be displayed directly into the commander’s ocular.