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05 Oct 17. Esterline Corporation (NYSE: ESL) (www.esterline.com), a leading specialty manufacturer serving global aerospace and defense markets, is releasing to the U.S. market a new version of its Thin eXtreme Display series. The TX series/2 display is available now in two sizes: the TX-126/2, 10-inch diagonal 4:3 aspect ratio; and the TX-340, 15-inch diagonal 16:9 aspect ratio, ready for full HD sensors interface and display. Designed for harsh ground vehicle and helicopter environments, these Esterline products feature high- brightness performance, touch screens, GVA/NGVA keypad layout, as well as multiple video format interfaces to meet requirements for the driver, commander and gunner positions – at an affordable cost.
“For Esterline, this product introduction confirms that we have the solutions in place to equip new-generation vehicles that are built around the Generic Vehicle Architecture,” said Steven Luys, Vice President, Rugged and ATC, Esterline Advanced Displays. He added: “We are indeed delighted to supply the displays that will deliver common situational awareness in this much-applauded, next-generation vehicle.”
04 Oct 17. Kent Periscopes, designers and manufacturers of sighting and observation systems for land-based armoured military vehicles, is to attend the Association of the United States Army Exhibition, Washington DC, 9-11 October 2017.
Kent Periscopes, the North Wales, UK based international supplier of unity vision periscopes, vehicle sights and related equipment for military armoured fighting vehicles, will be attending the Association of the United States Army Exhibition, Washington DC, 9-11 October 2017.
Of interest to the US market and recently seen at the DSEi exhibition in London last month, was the Straight Biocular Display. Comprising of the latest display screen and lens arrangement, the Biocular Viewer gives excellent relaxed viewing for Armoured Fighting Vehicle drivers. The display can be supplied in isolation or as part of the Kent Embedded Image Periscope (EIP) System.
Kent are actively promoting the SABRE Thermal Image Gunner/Commander Sight into the US defense market, attractive to several potential US upgrade programmes. As well, the SABRE Narrow Gunners Sight, a derivative of the SABRE family of sights, having been designed as a compact, low cost reversionary Sight with a Day-Only channel, will also be of interest. This sight still allows the gunner to accurately aim the weapon if the main turret sighting system has failed or if electrical power to the turret is lost. Finally, Kent market a range of Embedded Image Periscope Systems, with various sensor options which can include a combination of Colour Day CCD, Thermal Imager, Low Light Sensor or Shortwave Infrared (SWIR).
Kent Periscopes’ sighting and observation solutions are sought out by some of the world’s best armoured vehicle manufacturers, procurers, maintainers and users. Kent’s product and service capabilities include unity vision periscopes, an innovative range of Embedded Image Periscopes (EIPs), the popular and flexible range of Sabre Gunner/Commander sights, the Passive Driver’s Periscope (PDP), Vision Blocks and a range of other related equipment and services for armoured fighting vehicles. Kent also have a dedicated spares and repairs facility with the ability to refurbish periscopes and legacy sighting systems. Kent have won contracts with major vehicle OEM’s primes and integrators across the globe including in the Middle East and Asia Pacific regions. In UK, Kent are supplying periscopes to General Dynamics and an auxiliary sight to Lockheed Martin for the UK Scout SV programme. They have also been selected to supply their Embedded Image Periscopes (EIP) to Lockheed Martin for the Warrior Capability Sustainment Programme (WCSP).
Mark Batchelor, New Product and Bu