Increased mobility, performance and situational awareness
Next week at DSEI, Senop, a part of Patria Group, showcases its latest innovations for increased mobility, performance and situational awareness at the Senop stand, Finnish pavilion (N3-454): Senop’s lightweight hand-held multipurpose observation and surveillance system Senop LILLY, an intelligent HUSKY Fire Control Thermal Sight, as well as an agile shelter system ARCTIC FOX.
“We are bringing several new product innovations to the market this year, and three of these will be launched at DSEI,” Mika Räty, CEO of Senop, explained. “The new innovations provide the additional advantage of increased situational awareness, control and mobility.”
Senop LILLY is an extremely lightweight multifunctional thermal imager with exceptional situational awareness and target acquisition capabilities for day and night-time use. Senop has developed this new handheld device based on user feedback of its renowned LISA target acquisition and observation system. Weighting less than 1.5kg in working order, LILLY is designed for urban operations and Special Forces/reconnaissance units.
LILLY has an uncooled thermal imager combined with direct view optical channel with a high-resolution day camera. It can be connected to different command and control (C2) systems, as well as navigation. In addition to commercial and military battery and vehicle usage, LILLY´s external power source can be connected to several advanced power sources such as solar panels and fuel cells to meet 24/7 usability requirements.
The uncooled thermal imager has a resolution of 640×480 in the spectral band 8-12µm with a field of view (FOV) 8.0°x5.9° at a magnification of 5x.
The laser range finder (LRF) of the type 1,500nm (class 1) has a range of >6,000m with an accuracy of +/-1.0 metres.
The HUSKY Fire Control Thermal Sight is a smart and accurate weapon sight. A single push of a key is enough to rapidly calculate the aiming dot by using distance, ammunition’s ballistic tables, temperature and measured terrain angle. This fire control thermal sight is ideal for a wide range of ammunition and weapon applications including heavy weapons like grenade machine guns, remote weapon stations and reconnaissance and observation systems.
The uncooled thermal imager has a staring resolution of 640×480, 17µm Spectral band, 8-12µm NETD, < 55 mK (sensor), with a FOV 7.2°x9.6° (HxV).
The LRF of the type Diode (class 1) has a wavelength of 1,550nm and a range of >6km with an accuracy of +/-1 metre. The Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU)/Global Positioning System (GPS) accuracy is 3m CEP (typical).
ARCTIC FOX is a system platform for shelter-based C2 systems. Designed to provide adaptability to customer needs, the interior has ready interfaces for hardware, consoles, and workstations for client systems. It can for example house a fire control centre, a platform for electronic warfare systems, or various surveillance systems. It is also suitable for use as command post at the tactical level. The ARCTIC FOX shelter system is a fully functional standalone system ready for customer applications. The aluminium shelter has been built for mobility in accordance with the ISO-668 standard. It is lightweight and has excellent payload capacity. ARCTIC FOX is CE approved, in addition to being verified as meeting MIL-STD-461 requirements. It can operate in disruptive environments due to its high levels of EMC and EMP protection. The operating temperature range is -40 °C to + 55 °C.
DSEI 2017 is showcasing the future of innovation across defences and www.monch.com brings together key developments from the show. For more information please see MILITARY TECHNOLOGY #9/2017, available at the show on the Mönch stand S2-165; and frequently check back for more NEWS FROM THE FLOOR.