MILEX 2019: Air tactical reconnaissance camera for T-14 Armata MBT

Russian Company Mikran Company designed remotely started individual system of Glaz (Eye) tactical reconnaissance camera which can be mounted on any armor, including T-14 Armata tank, the company told TASS at MILEX 2019 arms show.

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T-14 Armata main battle tank at Victory Day military parade in Moscow, Russia. May 9, 2019. (Picture source Vitaly Kuzmin)

"It is designed to expand the capabilities of the individual system of operational reconnaissance Glaz by uniting pistols into a single cluster for an automatic launch in the direction selected by the operator," it said.

The cluster comprises seven individual Glaz container pistols. It has a loading device in the tank crew compartment and a rotating mechanism.

In January, a source told TASS that Glaz reconnaissance was designed for the Defense Ministry. It is a mini unit with a parachute which is launched from a handheld pistol. The jet charge rises to 300 meters and discharges a high-resolution camera which transmits images to a soldier’s gadget while descending. The system has been tested in Syria.