Tue. May 28th, 2024

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The French Ministry of Defence has awarded a contract to Nexter and Safran to integrate new sights on the Leclerc XLR main battle tank (MBT). The two companies will work together to develop and integrate an ‘observation’ function to the tank using Safran’s PASEO sight. The upgrade is part of the digitisation efforts for the Leclerc MBT, which is part of France’s larger Scorpion programme to replace the fighting vehicles of the French Armed Forces.

Nexter and Safran have been contracted by the French Ministry of Defence to integrate new sights on the Leclerc XLR main battle tank (MBT).

The companies will work together to develop and integrate an ‘observation’ function to the digitised tank, using Safran’s PASEO sight.

The Leclerc MBT is being upgraded under the XLR programme as part of the French Scorpion initiative to replace the country’s fighting vehicles.

Nexter and Safran have been awarded a contract by the French Ministry of Defence to develop and integrate new sights on the Leclerc XLR main battle tank (MBT). The companies will be digitising the tank as part of the French Scorpion programme, which aims to replace the country’s fighting vehicles. This latest upgrade will see Nexter and Safran develop and integrate a new ‘observation’ function to the tank using Safran’s PASEO sight. The Leclerc MBT is already in operational use with the French Army and the Armed Forces of the United Arab Emirates. The upgrade is part of efforts to modernise and digitise the platform, allowing for better observation and engagement capabilities. The Safran PASEO sight will replace the existing legacy analogue video system and provide high-quality images in all conditions. The gunner’s sight will also be modernised with new optronic sensors and electronics. The commander’s sight will be replaced by the latest-generation PASEO sight, which provides panoramic observation and engagement capabilities. Nexter and Safran will work together to develop and integrate these new sights, improving the overall capabilities of the Leclerc MBT.

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