New Laser Rangefinders: Smaller, lighter, better
Following the successful launch of the diode laser rangefinder DLEM 20 in the fall of 2016, Jenoptik is now expanding the military sensor technology product family. Presented for the first time at DSEI, this second DLEM generation achieves values up to 100% better than those of the respective predecessor modules in terms of size, weight and performance. Thus, e.g., at 11km, the DLEM 45 measures more than twice as far for extended targets as the previous model. The new developments of Jenoptik are also distinguished by measurement precision of one metre for targets at a distance of up to 17km; previously a feature of considerably more complex laser rangefinders.
With a deployment temperature range of -40 °C to +80 °C, the low beam divergence of approx. 0.7mrad, the measuring frequency of up to 25Hz, as well as qualifications according to US military standards (MIL-STD), the DLEM 30 and DLEM 45 modules address new application areas. They serve, for example, as sensors for drone defence (counter UAV), in armoured fighting vehicles and main battle tanks, or installed in a high-performance gimbal in any kind of aircraft.
The DLEM 30 and DLEM 45 modules, together with the DLEM 20 module introduced in 2016, form the future product line of laser rangefinders from Jenoptik, replacing the successful predecessor series DLEM 1k, DLEM 2k, and DLEM 4k, which work in sensor systems for border monitoring, hand-held surveillance systems, or remotely operated weapons stations, as well as fire control systems or on helicopters and UAVs. Jenoptik is planning another expansion of the product family for 2018.
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