The crews of the Russian Navy’s warships will receive special helmets that will allow them to control the AK-630 artillery mount by turning their heads. On September 3, Nikolai Borisov, Deputy Director General – General Designer for Military-Technical Policy of the Morinformsistema-Agat Concern, spoke about this.
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“We have developed a new version of optical-electronic guidance systems using helmet-mounted target designators. The operator, by turning his head, initially guides the AK-630 to the target, and then the system locks onto the target automatically, ”TASS quoted him as saying.
Borisov noted that the new system is being tested, and in the future it will also be offered for export to market partners.
Its task is to increase the effectiveness of the destruction of drones, helicopters and cruise missiles in the nearest air defense zone. In addition, Borisov stressed that the helmet can be used for primary target designation.
The rapid-fire six-barreled artillery mount AK-630 has a caliber of 30 mm. It is designed to engage air targets at a distance of up to 4 km and light surface forces at a distance of up to 5 km.
In July, it became known that in 2020 the Russian Navy will accept four dozen new ships and vessels of various classes, and that it will be armed with hypersonic weapons that have no analogues in the world.