Sunday, April 26, 2009
Friday, April 24, 2009
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Caliber: 5.56x45 mm NATO
Action: Gas operated, rotating bolt
Overall length: 838 mm in basic configuration, butt extended
Barrel length: 318 mm in basic configuration; also 229 mm in Compact and 508 mm in Sharpshooter and SAW versions
Weight: 2.659 kg empty in basic configuration
Rate of fire: ~ 750 rounds per minute
Magazine capacity: 30 rounds (STANAG) or 100-rounds double drum in Automatic Rifle/SAW role
Land Warrior is another concept of next generation infantry. Extra electronic devices is equip to soldier to ensure its effectiness in combat. The capability of sharing precise information will give more advantage to win a war. The incorporate technolgy also will provide more stealhty assault in real challenging urban walfare.
Check the Future Weapon video "The Land Warrior"!
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
The infantry's equipments are:
Personal Radio - The radio enables soldiers to share information, in the form of data and voice, with other soldiers. It has a built-in Global Positioning System (GPS) that helps the soldier's command headquarters to track his location and that of friendly forces.
Communication Keypad - This portable keypad, designed for easy data input, also has hotkey buttons such "On-Contact" and "Call-For-Medic" to enable quick updates of the team's status to the command headquarters, and request assistance from nearby forces at the push of a button.
Portable Computer - The brain of the ACMS, the portable computer processes data collected by sensors, GPS, other ACMSs and user input to provide real-time information updates on the battlefield.
Head-mounted display (HMD) - The HMD can switch its displays from a digital map to satellite images of the terrain to videos captured by the various sensors. Through the HMD, soldiers can see locations of targets and friendly forces which are plotted on the digital map.
Weapon Interactor - The section commander will also have an additional camera attached to his SAR 21, so that he can capture and send back images to the command headquarters through the quick buttons on the handguard. The sensor also allows him to survey and fire around corners without exposing himself.
In addition to the ACMS, soldiers are equipped with remote sensors such as a surveillance ball, a remote-control surveillance car and a key-hole sensor.
Deploying the ACMS
In each seven-man section, the section commander as well as two team leaders will be equipped with the ACMS. This allows the entire section to function as part of a larger network and tap on the wider resources of the battalion and call for more responsive and precise fire support
(copied from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advanced_Combat_Man_System)
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
SAVAN 15 Fire Control System
The SAVAN 15 Fire Control System provides
armoured vehicles a true fire-on-themove
capability with a high first-round
hit probability in all combat scenarios.
The SAVAN 15 FCS integrates all functions
required to perform firing with target
detection (including gun stabilization).
Its compact and modular design makes
it ideally suited to high-performance MBT
and IFV applications, either as original
equipment or a mid-life upgrade.
The SAVAN 15 FCS has been selected for
several programs (CR2E, T72 MP, TML 105,
PT91M, etc) for which its effectiveness has
already been proven.
The SAVAN 15 consists of the following
• A day/night primary gunner sight
• A fire-control computer
• A set of sensors for gun stabilization
• A set of sensors for lead-angle
• A man-machine interface at the gunner
• A man-machine interface at the
Daytime and nighttime observation under all
• Direct daytime optical channel with two
magnifications (x 2 and x10)
•Thermal imager (8 to 12μm or 3 to 5μm)
with two magnifications and electronic zoom
• Sight head fitted with wipers and window
Observation at standstill and on the move
Independently stabilized line of sight
(0.05 mil) with double axis
Line of sight angular travel
• Azimuth ±7°
• Elevation -12° to +22° or -12° to +45°
Target engagement with high first-round hit
• Class of accuracy 0.1 mil
Automatic measurement of boresighting
variations (static MRS)
• Class of accuracy 0.1 mil
Laser rangefinder (1.064 or 1.54 μm)
• Range 10 km
• Accuracy ± 5 m
• Repetition rate 1 Hz mean lead-angle
• Automatic introduction of all parameters
(with manual backup)
• Real-time computation
• Accuracy 0.1 mil
Vertical reference on the move
Target-aiming assistance during the firing
Second-generation firing-gate management
Positioning, orientation and navigation
Integrated GPS/inertial navigation facility
Mechanical backup mode in case of power
Stadimetric and ammo ballistic scales
available in the daytime optical channel for
manual lead-angle introduction
Integrated Logistics Support/
Built-in Test Equipment
• Electrical interfaces
Compliant with all 28V vehicle power
(MIL-STD-1275A, DEF-STAN 61-5, etc)
Analog or digital interfaces to gun power
• Environmental conditions and EMI/EMC
Compliant with MIL-STD-810E, DEF-STD
Compliant with MIL-STD-461C requirements
(This is copied from http://www.sagem-ds.com/pdf/en/D887.pdf)
p/s Check the France's tech!!!! It surey boost PT91M fire power!