Hensoldt to deliver boresight equipment to German Armed Forces

24 August 2020 (Last Updated August 24th, 2020 10:32)

Hensoldt has secured a contract to deliver boresight equipment and ancillary accessories to the German Armed Forces.

Hensoldt to deliver boresight equipment to German Armed Forces
Hensoldt will supply 300 high-precision boresight telescopes for the Leopard 2 and the self-propelled howitzer 2000. Credit: Hensoldt.

Hensoldt has secured a contract to deliver boresight equipment and ancillary accessories to the German Armed Forces.

Under the contract, Hensoldt will supply 300 high-precision boresight telescopes for the Leopard 2 tanks and the self-propelled howitzer 2000.

The contract was awarded by the Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) as part of a plan to form Nato’s Very High Readiness Joint Task Force (VJTF).

As agreed, the first 30 units will be delivered to Bundeswehr through the Nato Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) by the end of this quarter.

Subsequently, Hensoldt will deliver ten units per month. The deliveries will then gradually increase to 15 units per month and are expected to complete by 2023. Hensoldt will also be responsible for delivering spare parts and associated services.

Hensoldt product manager Nico Lubold says: “This order is the largest single order for boresight equipment for us since the 1980s. The fact that the tender process went so smoothly despite the Corona-related delays is due to the close coordination and excellent cooperation with the BAAINBw.”

The boresights are used to adjust firearm barrel’s bore axis with the target. According to the company, Hensoldt’s boresights offer simple and reliable handling and an experienced user can check the precision of the weapon system in a few minutes.

With special weapon barrel adapters, it can be equipped in any weapon system. The process also eliminates the need to conduct separate training sessions on different types of equipment.

Last month, Hensoldt announced that it is delivering three Spexer2000 3D radars and one Z:NightOwl M camera to the German Armed Forces.