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Senegal's Mi-35P helicopters to get new DSP-HD optical systems
 
Senegal is upgrading Mil Mi-35P (NATO reporting name: Hind) gunships of the national Armed Forces, according to a source in Senegalese defense industry. "Senegal is collaborating with Israeli Controp company. One Senegalese Mi-35P gunship has already received nose-mounted DSP-HD electro-optical system developed by Controp. The DSP-HD system includes a high-definition (HD) day camera, a daylight spotter channel and a laser rangefinder," the source said.
     
Senegal Mi 35P helicopters to get new DSP HD optical systems 640 001A Senegalese Mi-35P gunship helicopter
(Source: Delta Reflex)
     
Previously, Controp issued a press release announcing that the company has received several foreign contracts to upgrade military-transport and combat helicopters with the DSP-HD system. The authors of the document mentioned United Nations Mil Mi-17 (Hip), Bell 407 and Eurocopter EC-145/Airbus H145 transport helicopters, as well as Mil Mi-24 gunships.

The DSP-HD electro-optical system has a weight of 29 kg. In basic configuration, it comprises a thermal imaging device, a Full HD daylight camera, a Full HD daylight spotter and an automatic target tracker. The aforementioned equipment can be complemented by eye-safe laser rangefinder and laser pointer.
     
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