THE MAIN BATTLE TANK WEAPONS SYSTEMS DIVISION [Main Title]
Promotional film for the Royal Armament Research and Development Establishment (RARDE), at Chertsey in Surrey.
Weapons systems developments over the years include, a ranging machine gun in 1966, the tank laser sight capacity in 1975, improved fire control systems in 1979, and improved computer sighting in 1990. Importance of field and firing trials. Substantial investment in laboratory trials, where the majority of systems research is conducted. The development and use of simulators is a significant development in weapons systems development. Simulated trials can help improve accuracy when on the move. The computer controlled moving target simulator at Kirkcudbright in Scotland, is seen in action during firing trials. Weapons systems database developments. Weapons systems demonstrator. Field and laboratory trials.