Safran awarded by Norwegian Defense Material Agency (NDMA) a contract to manufacture next generation thermal imagers MOSKITO TI™ and JIM Compact™
Heerbrugg, Switzerland, 13th of July 2018
NDMA (Norwegian Defense Materiel Agency) announced the selection of Safran Vectronix AG from Switzerland, a subsidiary of Safran Electronics & Defense, as part of an international competitive process, to deliver several hundreds of medium and long range multifunctional thermal imagers to the Norwegian Armed Forces.
The products selected are MOSKITO TI™ and JIM Compact™ multifunction, compact and lightweight advanced performance handheld devices, fulfilling respectively medium and long range requirements of the Norwegian Armed Forces.
The selection of Safran Vectronix AG confirms its position as a world’s leading portable optronics equipment manufacturer. “This achievement clearly confirms the ability of Safran Vectronix AG to further develop its industrial footprint, here in Swizerland, thanks to a renewed portfolio of state-of-the-art products“ declared Patrick Drach, Director of Marketing & Sales of Safran Vectronix AG.
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 (DVO), Low Light TV (LLTV) channel, a laser rangefinder (LRF), a digital magnetic compass (DMC) and a Global Positioning System (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, a laser rangefinder (LRF), Low Light TV (LLTV) channel, a digital magnetic compass (DMC) and a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver.
The combination of the two equipment will fulfill the broad range of operational requirements of the Norwegian Armed Forces, including day and night observation, target acquisition, artillery correction and fire support, forward observer and Joint Terminal Attack Controller.
Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aircraft propulsion and equipment, space and defense markets. Safran has a global presence, with more than 58,000 employees and sales of 16.5 billion euros in 2017. Safran is listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange, and is part of the CAC 40 and Euro Stoxx 50 indices. With Zodiac Aerospace, acquired by Safran in February 2018, the Group now has over 91,000 employees and will generate an estimated 21 billion euros in adjusted annual revenues (2016 pro forma figures).
Safran Vectronix AG, a subsidiary of Safran Electronics & Defense, is a global leader in the state-of-the-art optronic equipment, systems and sensors for military and civil applications. Nearly 90 years of Swiss tradition and excellence in optics and precision engineering are reflected in our products – handheld laser rangefinders and night vision devices, tripod-mounted orientation and positioning systems and sensor modules for our OEM partners.
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