Retrofits and upgrades

Retain your fighting ability without having to reinvest in new weapon systems!

Airbus DS Optronics caters to the customers’ demands, offering leading-edge, cost-efficient solutions in this time of shrinking defence budgets. The retrofit solutions offered are specifically designed to extend the product life cycles of Main Battle Tanks (MBT) like the Leopard 2. The optics and optronics for the MBT modernization can be easily retrofitted.

On average, a Leopard 2 that is currently in use is expected to be commissioned until at least 2030. Aside from the obvious economic advantage of saving the costs associated with the purchase of a whole new weapon system, our retrofit products allow customers to extend the lifespan of their weapon systems. Retrofits are a sensible option for staying up to date with modern mission scenarios and changing operational requirements, while benefiting from the newest technological developments during the lifespan of the tank.

The performance and reliability of existing systems can be greatly improved through upgrade solutions. This is particularly true in the realm of thermal imager upgrades to ATTICA, a thermal imaging device of the third generation, that offers a much better image quality including an extension of the identification capabilities and ranges than its predecessors WBG-X and OPHELIOS.

Of course Airbus DS Optronics also caters to those customers having to replace the obsolete TIM thermal imager.

Among our upgrade options for the Leopard fleet, Airbus DS Optronics offers eyesafe laser range finders with an increased repetition range and enhanced penetration through dust.

We are here to help your existing fleet successfully complete its missions while keeping costs down to a minimum.

Capability Enhancement
Firepower of modern MBT is  defined in terms of precision and penetrating power.

Airbus DS Optronics upgrade solutions are in place to keep your system up-to-date with today’s requirements.

The upgrade solutions offered allow for a high hit accuracy even on the move with a precision offered by the  high performance fire control system, highly accurate stabilization system and high performance optronics and sights achieved by the state-of-the-art sensors.

Enhanced situational awareness and network intelligence
ATTICA GL and ELRF/Day Unit allows real-time information transfer so that commanders need to make critical decisions quickly in today´s deployment scenario.

ATTICA GL provides both, gunner and commander with increased target acquisition ranges where the ELRF/Day Unit provides an Increased Repetition Range to allow to respond much faster and – if necessary – acquire targets much sooner.

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