As part of their continued success in and commitment to the Asian market, Kent Periscopes have opened their first regional office in Bangkok. The announcement coincides with Kent exhibiting a range of products at the Defence Services Asia (DSA) exhibition taking place in Kuala Lumpur from 16-19 April 2018.
Kent Periscopes is a North Wales, UK based international supplier of unity vision periscopes, vehicle sights and related equipment for military armored fighting vehicles, tanks and armoured personnel carriers. They will be exhibiting a wide range of their products in association with their Malaysian partner Jasawali on stand number 20055 at DSA. One of products on display will be the Unity Vision Periscope that has entered service with the Malaysian Army.
In July 2016, Kent Periscopes became part of the Gooch & Housego (G&H) group of companies. The acquisition is aligned with G&H’s strategic objectives of moving up the value chain and further diversification in the aerospace and defence sector. This integration serves to further Kent Periscopes’ momentum to be a leading provider of aerospace and defence products and services, including the spares, repairs and refurbishment sector.
Kent Periscopes’ sighting and observation solutions are sought out by some of the world’s best armoured vehicle manufacturers, procurers, maintainers and users. Kent’s product and service capabilities include unity vision periscopes, an innovative range of Embedded Image Periscopes (EIPs) The EIP system is designed primarily to give AFV Drivers enhanced capability whilst driving during the day or night. Current Drivers Night Vision Systems (DNVS) will use a unity vision periscope for day driving when the hatch is down and will then revert to a separate screen to show the images from the vehicle mounted sensors. This separate screen is sometimes clipped on to the unity vision periscope or mounted somewhere near but not always in a location that is easy for the driver to use.
The Kent Periscopes EIP system is a self-contained unit that offers the unique ability for the user to view the outside world through a standard unity vision ‘hard glass’ periscope, or through a sensor suite where the images are relayed to an embedded LCD that is cleverly hidden behind the unity vision mirror which folds out of the way with one simple operation of a lever. Therefore, there is no requirement for a separate screen and associated electrical harness.
Mark Batchelor, New Product and Business Development Director said: “Having a full-time regional presence further demonstrates the company’s commitment to and long-term investment in the South East Asian region”. He added: “It’s vital to have a strong presence in the region to enable our continued growth and to capture future business in Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Taiwan and Malaysia”.