17 April 1995 Integrated sight modules: fire control technology for the 21st century
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The Army is developing advanced sensor modules and an integrated sight to fully exploit new weapon systems and evolving fighting concepts. The Integrated Sight Modules Program integrates a thermal imager, a miniature laser rangefinder, an electronic compass and an infrared (IR) pointer into a single system capable of providing standard signal output to video displays, storage, and transmission devices. The modules will provide technology to a number of current and future programs including the Objective Individual Combat Weapon, Objective Crew Served Weapon, Forward Observer/Forward Air Controller, and Light-Weight Laser Designator- Rangefinder. Improved sensors are essential for advanced fire control devices using bursting munitions due to the need to precisely place rounds on target. The Integrated Sight is the fire control system for the 21st Centuiy Land Warrior Top Level Demonstration. In addition to being a weapon sight, it will allow the Individual Soldier to initiate automated calls for fire. The Integrated Sight is being developed in two phases: individual modules are currently being developed in FY94-95 and an integrated sight will be developed in FY96-97 for testing in FY98. This paper discusses the program's purpose, status, and key technologies.
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Lawrence Marshall, Lawrence Marshall, Martin Weaver, Martin Weaver, William T. Thodos, William T. Thodos, Bradley Wade Schilling, Bradley Wade Schilling, } "Integrated sight modules: fire control technology for the 21st century", Proc. SPIE 10281, Technologies for Advanced Land Combat: A Critical Review, 102810P (17 April 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.205539; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.205539
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