TYR Tactical

First Look – Aimpoint FCS14

Aimpoint unveiled the latest iteration of their Fire Control System line of sights for use with crew served weapons at SOF Week in Tampa, Florida.

The FCS14 Dynamic Universal Reflex Sight (DURS) is designed to be used on multiple weapon platforms such as M240, M2, Mk19 and even M3 Carl Gustav as well as future systems.

FCS14 is a Direct View Optic which and incorporates a laser range finder and can be used in concert with helmet mounted Image Intensification (I2) night vision systems for low light work. However, you may notice something new on the FCS14 not seen on previous models and that is the Dual Sensor Attachment mounted to the top which is a thermal and CMOS day camera unit. The DSA is powered by FCS14. The DSA offers optical zoom and ranging and firing reticles based on the system’s ballistic calculations. This firing solution compensates for speed, tilt, terrain angle, target range, atmospheric pressure / temperature, and propellant temperature.

4 Responses to “First Look – Aimpoint FCS14”

  1. pluggr says:

    Great capability but maybe reconfig so it isn’t so tall. That thing is going to get knocked off.

  2. Pooze says:

    I’m all for anything that increases the probability or lethality of a first round hit. Most likely will spend most of its life on “mounted” systems. However, it looks like it could balance out the M3E1 Carl quite nicely. Thermal is always a game changer. Did they provide any specs on the weight?

    • SSD says:

      Weight without battery 1100 g / 2 lbs 7 oz
      Weight DSA 630 g / 1 lbs 6 oz