Several hundred’ Units to Meet Medium- and Long-Range Thermal Imaging Requirements
The Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency (NDMA) announced on 13 July it has selected Safran Vectronix to deliver ‘several hundred’ MOSKITO TI and JIM COMPACT multifunctional thermal imagers to meet the medium- and long-range requirements respectively of the Norwegian armed forces.
The selection, made after an international competitive process, ‘clearly confirms the ability of Safran Vectronix AG to further develop its industrial footprint, here in Switzerland, thanks to a renewed portfolio of state-of-the-art products,’ in the words of Director of Marketing & Sales Patrick Drach.
MOSKITO TI is a lightweight (1.3 kg), monocular handheld system, combining several high-performance sensors and modules, including an uncooled thermal imager, high grade direct view optics, Low Light TV (LLTV) channel, a laser rangefinder (LRF), a digital magnetic compass and a GPS receiver.
JIM Compact (2 kg) is a multifunction, binocular, compact and state-of-the-art long-range handheld device, combining a cooled high-resolution thermal imager, advanced TV channel, embedded “see spot” capability, infrared laser pointer, an LRF, an LLTV channel, a digital magnetic compass and a GPS receiver.
The combination of the two systems will meet the broad range of the Norwegian military’s operational requirements, including day and night observation, target acquisition, artillery correction and fire support, forward observer and Joint Terminal Attack Controller.