Sighting and Observation Systems

Rippel Effect® (Pty) Ltd specialises in the development, marketing, selling and after-sales support of a range of world-class products. Our products are qualified to latest NATO standards. Unique sighting systems for 40mm launchers and other weapon systems The current product list includes:


GRN40® reflex sighting system

The GRN40 is an all-weather reflex sight designed, developed and manufactured for use with the range of Rippel Effect 40mm low velocity (LV) and medium velocity (MV) grenade launchers. It has an elevation mechanism that automatically compensates for the drift caused by the yaw of 40mm projectiles. It can be configured for use with 40 x 46 LV ammunition, and / or 40 x 51 MV ammunition. It has an ultra-low light mode for use with night vision equipment and can be used in complete darkness.

CRAR32® reflex sighting system

The CRAR32 is an all-weather reflex sight designed, developed and manufactured for use with the range of Rippel Effect 40mm low velocity (LV) grenade launchers. However, it is also suitable for use on assault rifles. It has a range of mounts and reticule patterns for a range applications. The 40mm grenade launcher mount is an elevation mechanism that automatically compensates for the drift caused by the yaw of 40mm LV projectiles. The CRAR32 has an ultra-low light mode for use with night vision equipment and can be used in complete darkness.

GR40® reflex sighting system

This all-weather reflex sight was designed, developed and manufactured specifically for use with the Rippel Effect XRGL40® multi-shot 40mm extended range grenade launcher, when the weapon is set to fire medium velocity (MV) ammunition. It is an electronically programmable reflex sight with an elevation mechanism that automatically compensates for the drift caused by the yaw of the projectile. The GR40® also allows the operator to select between 40×46 mm low velocity and 40x51mm medium velocity (MV) ammunition without any configuration changes. It can be programmed with up to 16 different ballistic profiles.

Like the CRAR-32™ sighting system, the GR40® has an ultra low light mode for use with night vision equipment and can be used in complete darkness.

IGS-4S™ – Indirect Gunner Sight

Rippel Effect’s IGS-4S™compact video sighting system allows for a 24/7 below-armor observation, ranging and sighting capability for a variety of vehicle-mounted weapons.

It is specifically designed to suit the main constraints of smaller infantry vehicles, namely cost, mass and space. The video surveillance and sighting capability operates seamlessly with weapons from 7.62mm up to 125mm. The system accommodates multiple sensors that can be fitted to suit any military / defense user requirements.

The IGS-4S™was designed to enhance the gunner’s hit probability which can be further enhanced with the inclusion of optional lead angle prediction and tilt compensation.

The system is in service and combat proven under extreme conditions.

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VK-RSS-02™ – Rifle Sighting System

Rippel Effect’s VK-RSS-02™rugged self-contained ballistic rifle sighting system is a fully integrated ballistic solution for the warfighter, sniper or special operations (SO) marksman.

This innovative system dramatically improves the operational efficiency of military users on combat and peace enforcement missions or in training.

Any combination of thermal imager, HD camera and laser rangefinder (LRF), coupled to a real-time ballistic processor, provides a high resolution image on a single eyepiece display.

A range estimator, manual input or a LRF provides the input range to the ballistic processor. Once the range is determined, the aiming mark is automatically moved to the correct position on the image. Tilt, barometric pressure and temperature corrections can also be implemented to improve the system’s accuracy.

An optional wind sensor and video link is available for recording and target confirmation. Up to 15 different weapons can be accommodated in the ballistic processor and selected by means of a menu.

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