PERI R17 A3 / PERI RTWL

Periscope for Main Battle Tanks and Infantry Fighting Vehicles

Capabilities

  • Long range observation
  • Fast and accurate target detection
  • 24/7 on-the-move situational awareness
  • Hunter-Killer capability

PERI RTWL (extras)

  • Superior glass optical performance
  • Eye-safe laser rangefinder
  • New fibre optical gyros

 

Description

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.

Features

  • Edge enhancement
  • Dynamic compression
  • Homogenization
  • Life image indicator
  • Autofocus
  • Digital zoom

The Periscope’s four operating modes accommodate every type of mission posture:

  • The commander controls the periscope in observation mode for independent orientation regardless of gun position
  • The commander monitors the target in alignment mode whereby the periscope is slaved to the gun
  • The commander controls the main weapon using the periscope in designation mode. In this case, the gun is slaved to the periscope
  • The periscope resides at the index position; that is, at the 12 or 6 o’clock position relative to the vehicle’s main axis

Main Benefits

Tough enough for the Military
Engineered specifically to withstand the rigours of military use, our periscopes resist shock, vibration and temperature extremes. They can be readily integrated in fire control systems and may be used in the visual and in the infrared spectral ranges.

From darkness to light
The latest generation of ATTICA thermal imagers features prominently in the PERI R17 A3 and PERI RTWL.

Tried and true
The range of PERI R17 A1 through A3 is currently in use by the LEOBEN community. The combat proven PERI R17 A3 is in service in the Leopard 2 fleets of Canada, Denmark and Germany and was employed in Afghanistan by the Danish Armed Forces.

The PERI R17 A3 retains proven PERI R17 A1 and A2 modules and submodules, so that the logistics for the two are largely compatible. 

Product Impressions

PERI R17 A3

Product Impressions

PERI R17 A3

Product Impressions

PERI RTWL

Product Impressions

PERI RTWL

Product Impressions

PERI RTWL

Contact

HENSOLDT Optronics

+49.7364.9557-368