Gun Laying System
In India there are still many guns without inertial navigation system. Most of these are towed away guns. There are also guns which are used on hilly terrain where inertial navigation system has challenges. Tripod based autonomous Gun Laying System plays very important part. Goniometer with Gyro along with necessary software and target rod helps in laying guns of complete unit.
This compact angulations head has optical encoders for horizontal and vertical angle measurement. It assists the operator with menu prompts and is able to assume the functions of a data terminal. The measured distance (by VECTOR or other LRF), azimuth and elevation are displayed on the graphical LCD, converted into target grid coordinates, stored and forwarded efficiently. Up to four connectors are available for bidirectional communication with radio, command and control system, GPS receiver, gyroscope and external power supply. The GonioLight comprises a DMC, C/A code GPS, horizontal fine drive, MAGVAR World Magnetic Model and UTM grid system.
Target rod helps in sighting back for azimuth calculation during Gun Laying process.
Precision Target Location System (STERNA)
Precision Target Location System (STERNA) is very lightweight, easy to carry and deploy, with no extensive efforts required to operate the unit. There are different models available of Precision Target Location System. The man-portable capability of the STERNA enables the soldier to move at the same pace as his dismounted team.