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Russia’s Shvabe, a firm that’s been working with its Chinese partners for over 15 years and is part of Rostec Corp, has delivered LDM-2VK laser rangefinders to China for use in shooting practise. According to defenseworld, the rangefinder defines target coordinates in the GLONASS and GPS satellite navigation systems.
The next deliveries to China are scheduled for the third and fourth quarters of 2017.
“Demand for Shvabe products in China is due to its favorable ratio of price, quality and functionality at minimal weight and size. Currently, our Chinese partners are testing the rangefinder in different climatic zones of China. Using the results of the tests, construction of the device can be adapted to the customer’s demands,” said Shvabe deputy general director Ivan Ozhgikhin.
Apart from measuring range, the LDM-2VK calculates the elevation of the target, ambient temperature and atmosphere pressure. Using these methods, it becomes possible to automatically calculate corrections for firing various types of small arms, since the initial velocity and bullet weight, caliber, pitch and direction of the rifling in the bore, ballistic factor and sight height are all taken into account.
The overall dimensions of the system are 180х100х50 mm, and its weight – 1350 g. Its distance measurement range reaches 4000 m.
The setting of the rangefinder is according to the type of weapon, bullet, satellite system, and also regulating of the display brightness and auto switching off function.
Presently, Shvabe is looking for ways to develop and strengthen this cooperation.