General Dynamics Next Generation Fire Control System NGFCS for MK47 40mm grenade launcher 10510165

 
 
AUSA 2016
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Association of U.S. Army
Exhibition and Conference
3 - 5 October 2016
Washington D.C., United States
 
General Dynamics at AUSA 2016
 
 
General Dynamics Next Generation Fire Control System NGFCS for MK47 40mm grenade launcher.
General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical systems shows Next Generation Fire Control System (NGFCS) including color video display, ballistic processor, day optics, night optics and laser range finder. The system is designed to replace the existing lightweight video sight currently used with the MK47 40mm grenade launcher.
     
General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical systems shows Next Generation Fire Control System (NGFCS) including color video display, ballistic processor, day optics, night optics and laser range finder. The system is designed to replace the existing lightweight video sight currently used with the MK47 40mm grenade launcher. General Dynamics Next Generation Fire Control System (NGFCS) mounted on 40mm grenade launcher at AUSA 2016, Association of United States Army Exhibition and Conference, in Washington D.C., United States.
     
The Crew Served Weapons Next Generation Fire Control System (NGFCS) is an integrated module that gives the operator the ability to detect, recognize, identify and engage targets in both day and night conditions through day color video and night thermal imaging cameras.

Developed by General Dynamics, the system allows operators to engage targets using the most sophisticated fire control available for crew served weapons. The system is designed and integrated with the MK47 and MK19 40mm Grenade Machine Guns as well as the M2/M2A1 .50 caliber machine gun.

The system is operated by controls mounted to the back plate of the host weapon, which allow the operator to navigate a graphical user interface presented on the video display. A laser range finder enables the operator to quickly and accurately determine distance to target. This information. combined with data from integrated sensors (air temperature, atmospheric pressure, sight pitch and sight cant) and various user inputs (such as ammunition type, range wind, and cross wind) are fed into a ballistic solution algorithm (BSA) and used to calculate the ballistic solution. The solution is presented to the operator as a corrected aim-point on the color LCD flat panel. The FCS is fully compatible for use with AN/PVS-7 or equivalent night vision goggles.

Another key feature of the NGFCS is the method of super elevation, required when firing 40mm ammunition. This allows the operator to maintain the target image within the operator's field of view of the LCD display while super-elevating the weapon to obtain a correct ballistic solution. The NGFCS is also fully compatible with the MK285 40mm Air Bursting Ammunition, a round which is fully integrated with the MK47.
 

 

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