Ukrainian Matlasha wrist mounted sighting system

    A Ukrainian company has introduced a series of wrist mounted sighting systems to be attached to various small arms and viewed through an LCD screen on a shooters wrist for shooting around obstacles without exposing the shooter. Their smallest unit is designed for short ranges, while their largest units are capable of zooming in on a target up to 300 meters away. The smaller design uses a barrel mounted camera about the size of a flashlight that connects wirelessly to the LCD monitor on a shooters wrist. The LCD monitor has a cover over it that obscures visible light coming from the screen while the shooter is operating the device in low light conditions.

    There is a similar U.S design by a company called Tactical Electronics, that makes a picatinny mounted “Remote Viewing Camera”. This is linked to a wrist mounted device and is apart of a suite of systems that can also be linked to the wrist mounted video feed. The U.S version is much smaller, around the size of a handgun mounted flashlight compared to the handheld Matlasha. However, the technology and budget in the Ukraine must be far less than the U.S company has available, so it certainly is an accomplishment. In addition the Ukrainian product has a visor around the screen while the U.S one doesn’t appear to have one.

    A wrist mounted system seems to be much more versatile than a CornerShot system, simply because it takes up much less weight/space, and it can be readily deployed in a conventual fashion without the video feed. A Finnish designer experimented with mirrors and a scope as well, very innovative.

    Miles

    Infantry Marine, based in the Midwest. Specifically interested in small arms history, development, and usage within the MENA region and Central Asia. To that end, I run Silah Report, a website dedicated to analyzing small arms history and news out of MENA and Central Asia.

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