Infantry Weapons

Lynx eyes precision marksmanship

01 October 2013
The Lynx unit (left) is designed to provide firing solutions out to a range of 700 m. Source: IHS/Huw Williams

Russia's JSC Tochpribor has developed a precision engagement system for rifles, which automatically provides a firing solution for the shooter.

The system is designated Lynx and is housed in a self-contained sighting unit that is mounted atop of the rifle in the position of a standard optical sight. Lynx features a laser rangefinder/designator that marks the position of the target when selected by the shooter; the ballistic computer then generates a firing solution and presents an aim point visible in the sight.

Lynx was unveiled at Russian Arms Expo 2013 in Nizhny Tagil, Russia, where company spokesperson Yury Abramov told IHS Jane's that the system is optimised for use with 7.62 mm rifles; at the exhibition Lynx was shown fitted to a Dragunov SVD rifle.

Abramov said that the system is effective out to a range of 700 m and is not intended to be an aid for snipers.

The ballistic computer takes into account air pressure and temperature, Abramov said, but does not include windage in its calculations. Lynx utilises a 3.6 V lithium ion battery, which provides enough power for 300 minutes of operation in 20° Celsius air temperature.

The Lynx unit weighs 1 kg and is compatible with the Picatinny rail system; it is 31.5 cm long, 9.2 cm tall and 6.8 cm wide. It is stated to be capable of operating in temperatures ranging from -20 to 50° Celsius.

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