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IDEX 2019: Jadara developing new sight for Terminator missile

21 February 2019

Jordan's Jadara Equipment and Defence Systems is developing a new sight for the Terminator man-portable guided missile system, a company official told Jane's during the IDEX show held in Abu Dhabi from 17-21 February.

The new sight that Jadara is developing for the Terminator. (Mohammed Najib)The new sight that Jadara is developing for the Terminator. (Mohammed Najib)

Unveiled at the SOFEX show held in Jordan in March 2018, the Terminator's original sight had an optical viewer, a non-cooled thermal imager, and a laser for the missile's beam-riding guidance system. The new version dispenses with the optical sight and instead uses two electro-optical day cameras, one with a wide field-of-view for acquiring targets and the other with a narrow field for engaging them.

"The replacement of the optical system by high-definition cameras will reduce the total weight of the Terminator launcher by 1.2 kg and reduce the rate of failure," Khaled Jaafer, the vice-chairman of Jadara, told Jane' s.

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