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KADDB’s sighting system upgrade for Al Hussein MBT is ready 22 May, 2016

Jordan's King Abdullah II Design and Development Bureau (KADDB) has a ready to install thermal imaging system for the Al Hussein main battle tank (MBT) in service with the Jordanian Armed Forces (JAF). The bureau has built and tested an upgraded Barr & Stroud (now Thales Optronics) Thermal Imaging and Gunnery Sight (TOGS). The tanks are fitted with a then which is mounted externally on the right side of the turret and moves in elevation with the Royal Ordnance 120 mm L11A5 rifled gun. But as this has a low reliability factor, according to KADDB, the company has replaced the original sensor and scanner, modified the camera housing, and fitted a new cooled thermal imager from an undisclosed source. The Al Hussein is the locally named version of the British Army Challenger 1 MBT. The JAF currently maintains 12 MBT battalions, eight equipped with the Al Hussein.

KADDB’s sighting system upgrade for Al Hussein MBT is ready

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