FAMAS for FELIN
Assault Rifle Upgrades the FELIN Combat
Retrofitting the FAMAS assault rifle for FELIN include the installation
of a front handle, ensuring the weapon can be handled effectively in all
firing positions, especially when a bipod cannot be used. This handle
enables a firm grip of the rifle when employing it to observe and engage
targets in an indirect mode - around corners or behind cover.
The camera view can be displayed onthe helmet mounted eyepiece (below)
or a hand-held display (left). Remote
controls for the weapon's sights and radio 'push to talk' buttons are
mounted on the handle.
Each button has distinctive dexterity and form,
enabling safe and intuitive operation in the dark. With the addition of
day/night sight, FAMAS becomes an effective observation device, which
enables the warfighter to simultaneously observe, capture images and
video sequences, acquire targets and engage them while employing the
radio, and maintaining constant line of sight with the target.
Modifications also replaced the weapon's top and iron sights with a
Picatinny rail, mounting a new sight with an advanced thermal
observation and sighting device, fitted with a holographic daylight
sight for daylight operation and instinctive aiming. The weapon also
received a new bayonet.