mast-mounted sight


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mast-mounted sight

mast-mounted sight
The group of sensors, such as optical, IR (infrared), FLIR (forward-looking infrared), or laser, mounted on top of the helicopter main rotor hub. This offers two advantages: a vibration-free location for sensors and better visibility to attack helicopters flying very near the ground or behind obstructions.
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This is reduced to 260 km/hr in the case of the anti-tank version with mast-mounted sights.
The Kiowa Warrior's laser range finder (LRF/D) inside the mast-mounted sight (MMS) is being upgraded to see better.
DRS will provide support for mast-mounted sights on the OH-58 Kiowa Warrior helicopter.