CHARON GL world’s first innovational thermal sight system, designed for operating on small arms with mounted rifle-attached grenade launcher in “rifle” or “grenade” sight mode.
Unique multifunctional automated complex provides detection of thermal contrast targets at any time of a day, rain, fog, dust storm and in other adverse weather conditions and at the same time realizes functions of:
- rifle thermal sight with automatic ballistics up to 1200m;
- grenade thermal sight with automatic ballistics up to 700m;
- electronic collimator with wide field of view;
- surveillance reconnaissance device and rangefinder.
System provide an ability of rotary aimed shooting of rifle or rifle-attached grenade launcher. Shots of rifle-attached grenade launcher performed as direct aiming (flat and curved trajectory) and as half aiming (curved trajectory), including masked position without direct vision of the target (by target coordinates and selected objects on integrated digital map).
CHARON GL is a modern hi-tech element base of the electronics block and advanced functional capabilities in one device.: Thermal sensor, Linux OS based computer, ballistic calculator, GPS module, 3-axis gyroscope and G meter, electronic compass, remote control interfaces , communication and data transfer interfaces are integrated in waterproof and shockproof aluminum-magnesium alloy case. In basic configuration complex is equipped with high-selective laser rangefinder, operation modes: through translucent barrier, in fog, dust storm and other adverse weather conditions at distances range from 6 to 2000 meters.
Optionally complex is equipped with:
- IR&D Windmaster meteostation with ultrasonic wind speed and direction sensors (without wind vane and impeller), pressure sensor, air temperature and humidity;
- iOS / Android application for smartphone or tablet for target coordinates calculation and its displaying at the electronic map (option);
CHARON GL equipped with quick detachable «flipping» bracket for mounting on a rifle , equipped with MIL-STD-1913 Picatinny pad. Special bracket constructively provides transformation from «rifle sight» into the «grenade sight» within 1-2 seconds without any additional tools. For system transformation into the «grenade sight», it’s enough to press the latchand reject mounting rail of the sight in the transversal direction on 90° leftward until fixation by the latch. Built-in bracket sensors automatically detect sight position and activate grenade mode. To set the necessary elevation angle for grenade launcher barrel, there is a distances scale at the plate of the sight ramp, fixation of the sight at the proper angle is performed by the mechanism «ratchet». Construction of the moving parts of transformer-mount is free from slack and holds heavy loads of grenade launches of the rifle-attached grenade launcher without degradation of accuracy.
CHARON GL is easy-operating device where the entire process from preparation to the shot is completely automated. Sensitive sensor easily detects camouflaged target at any time of the day, and laser rangefinder steadily measures target range in the most adverse weather conditions: snow, rain, fog, dust storm, high humidity or heat. System stores ballistic zeroing data of 24 bullet types for each of 8 rifles and 16 types of grenades for rifle-attached grenade launcher. Ballistic calculator automatically moves reticle according to target range, elevation angle, elevation angle of grenade launcher barrel, ballistic data of the ammunition, atmospheric conditions (temperature, pressure, humidity), derivation, direction and wind strength.
CHARON GL – is a performance, efficiency and capability, correspondence to the strictest standards and demands of military men, progressive solutions, destined to give the undeniable advantage for achievement of desired goals. You only need to focus on the target and press pull-off.