Cassidian Optronics will supply new thermal imaging unit for Leopard 2 tanks of German army 2301132
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Defence Industry News - EADS Cassidian
|Wednesday, January 23, 2013, 11:59 AM|
|Cassidian Optronics will supply new thermal imaging unit for Leopard 2 tanks of German army.|
Cassidian Optronics GmbH, previously known as Carl Zeiss Optronics GmbH, will supply the new “Attica” thermal imaging unit for the commander’s periscope in the Bundeswehr’s Leopard 2 battle tanks. After extensive trials, the German procurement authority BAAINBw (Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support) has awarded this Cassidian subsidiary an order to deliver the "Attica" to a value of almost 7 million euros. The third generation of thermal imaging equipment from Cassidian Optronics thus becomes the standard for the commander’s Peri R17 periscope, which is also supplied by Cassidian Optronics.
The use of the Attica thermal imaging device significantly enhances the tank commander’s ability to acquire targets, thus improving the safety of the crew. With the Peri R17, the commander is able to supply the gunner with marked targets by day and night, to then be able to acquire other targets without delay. The acquisition of targets can thus be separated from their engagement, which enables quicker reactions.