Kazakhstan Aselsan Engineering (KAE) announced on 30 January that it had begun its first export deliveries of thermal weapon sights to Turkey.
The deliveries result from a contract valued at USD5.8 million that was signed in November 2016 with KAE, a joint venture between Kazakhstan Engineering and Aselsan.
The contract is for Aselsan's Python and Boa thermal weapon sights. The Python was launched in February 2008 as a follow-on to Aselsan's earlier Thermal Weapon Sight. The system uses uncooled microbolometer technology to provide thermal sighting capability to any type of infantry rifle, using the Picatinny mounting rail. The Boa is a variant of the Python designed for use on sniper rifles, heavy machine guns, and other long-range weapons.
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