1,000+ MOSKITO TI Thermal Imagers for Armed Forces
Safran Vectronix AG (a subsidiary of Safran Electronics & Defense) announced on 14 June at Eurosatory 2018 that it has been selected by the Netherlands Defense Materiel Organisation (DMO) as part of its Thermal Hendheld Imaging System (THIS) programme.
Safran is tasked with delivery of more than 1,000 next-generation MOSKITO TI lightweight uncooled thermal imaging and targeting systems. These are destined for use across the Dutch armed forces, including special forces units.
MOSKITO TI is a lightweight (1.3 kg), handheld system combining several high performance sensors and modules, including an uncooled thermal imager, a high grade direct view optics, a low light TV channel, a laser rangefinder, a digital magnetic compass and a GPS receiver. In volume production in Vectronix’ Heerbrugg, Switzerland facilities, MOSKITO TI will provide the Dutch armed forces with significant operational capabilities and fulfill a broad range of operational needs, including day and night observation, target acquisition, artillery and fire correction, forward observer and Joint Tactical Air Control, in all-weather environments.