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Safran’s JIM Compact infrared binoculars selected by a 7th NATO country


Milipol, November 21, 2017

The JIM Compact multifunction infrared binoculars made by Safran Electronics & Defense were unveiled at the Eurosatory 2016 trade show, have now been chosen by seven NATO countries. In particular, these latest-generation binoculars are recognized as the best solution for special forces, since they meet the full range of ISTAR missions: Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition & Reconnaissance).

JIM Compact features very light weight (less than 2 kilos, including the battery), long range and advanced battlefield connectivity, to meet users’ most demanding requirements, especially size, weight and power (SWaP), as well as run-time. Because of its intuitive ergonomic design, low-light sensor, cooled infrared and daytime sensors already used on the original JIM LR long-range binoculars, and pointer and laser designator displays (See-Spot), JIM Compact delivers the best performance/weight ratio on the market.

Safran Electronics & Defense’s JIM Compact capitalizes on the very successful JIM family of multifunction infrared binoculars, nearly 10,000 of which are already in service or on order in some 40 countries.


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Safran is an international high-technology group and tier-1 supplier of systems and equipment in the Aerospace and Defense markets. Operating worldwide, Safran has nearly 58,000 employees and generated sales of 15.8 billion euros in 2016. Safran is listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange, and its share is part of the CAC 40 and Euro Stoxx 50 indices.

Safran Electronics & Defense is a world leader in optronics, avionics, electronics and critical software for both civil and defense applications. The company’s products are deployed worldwide on more than 500 ships, 7,000 armored vehicles and 10,000 aircraft.

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