Sailors of the Russian Navy will be able to control ship’s guns with one turn of the head

By | September 4, 2020
Sailors of the Russian Navy will be able to control ship's guns with one turn of the head

Employees of the Russian Navy will be able to control the ship’s instruments turning the head. Remote control of AK-630 cannons will be carried out thanks to special helmets designed by specialists from Morinformsystem-Agat. Nikolai Borisov, deputy director-general for the military and technical policy of the concern, told the TASS news agency yesterday.

According to the functionary, the new optical-electronic guidance system is already undergoing factory tests. Thanks to the target, the operator will be able to carry out the initial head turn guidance, after which the system will automatically capture the object.

Borisov stressed that this decision will significantly improve the efficiency of ship air defenses in the near zone, adding that the domestic innovation already has an export-style passport. Using a target helmet, the operator will be able to rapidly target and capture targets such as helicopters, drones, and even cruise missiles.

As for the weapon itself, the six-barrel rapid-fire artillery system AK-630 is available on almost all ships of the Russian Navy and is capable of hitting air targets at a distance of up to 4 km, as well as small surface targets at a distance of up to 5 km.

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