Tanks deployed on the border will now be able to deliver the enemy’s sixes at night. This will be possible with the help of night vision lens prepared at Opto Electronics Factory (OLF) Dehradun. With the help of the indigenous device, the tanks will be able to aim for long distances even at night.
A night vision lens has been prepared at the Opto Electronics Factory (OLF) Dehradun for the BMP-2 tank deployed near the LAC amid continuing deadlock at the China border. This will help in targeting by watching the movements of the enemy at night. It has a capacity of up to four kilometres.
Till now, ordinary lens devices made in OLF were being installed on these tanks. With this device from the tank, the enemy could be targeted only during the day. In view of the recent impasse on LAC, OLF has made indigenous night vision device on army demand. It is installed on the tank after the trial. OLF General Manager SK Yadav said that the device has a night vision capability of up to four kilometres. That is, up to four kilometres can be targeted by seeing enemies or vehicles at night.