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Defexpo 2022: TASL displays new land and naval surveillance systems

TASL's Rajak TGC-DNL-2 (pictured above) is a stabilised gimbal for land platforms. It has been purpose-built for certain platforms used by the Indian Army such as the BMP that are undergoing upgrades. (Janes/Oishee Majumdar)

Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL) has been developing a stabilised gimbal for land platforms to enable “stabilised sight, both for the gunner and commander”, a source at TASL told Janes at Defexpo 2022 being held at Gandhinagar, Gujarat, from 18 to 22 October.

The product – named Rajak TGC-DNL-2 – has been developed in the last one year, and TASL intends to complete the research and development (R&D) process by the end of 2022, the source said.

“We [TASL] intend to take this product to the Indian Army for trials in 2023,” the source added.

The source said that the Rajak TGC-DNL-2 can detect a tank-size target at 8 km, can recognise a target at 4 km, and identify a target at 2.5 km. The system has a day thermal imaging channel and laser rangefinder.

The system has been purpose-built for certain platforms such as the BMP – Indian Army's infantry fighting vehicle – which are undergoing upgrades, the source said.

A lot of legacy platforms of Russian origin operating in India lack thermal imaging capability, good stabilisation, and the required range, the source explained.

It is challenging to retrofit such platforms since standard products available off a catalogue may not fit in the form factor and size required for the legacy platform. Rajak TGC-DNL-2 can help to overcome such limitations, the source said.

TASL can also combine Rajak TGC-DNL-2 with fire-control capabilities it has developed for the Indian Armed Forces over the years, the source said.

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