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Observation Systems

Thermal imaging cameras

Thermal cameras are different from a “camera”. Although we call them that, in reality this observation system is more like sensors. In order to understand more easily how they work, the principle of an ordinary video camera should be left aside. FLIR takes pictures of heat, not visible light. Heat (also called infrared or thermal energy) and light are both part of the electromagnetic spectrum, but a camera that can detect visible light cannot see thermal energy, and vice versa

Night vision devices (ÖVS/NVD/NVG)

Those “green shots” we see in movies and on TV come from a night vision device (NVG) or other devices that use the same technology. NVGs take in small amounts of visible light, greatly amplify it, and display it back to the user. Cameras made with NVG technology actually have the same limitations as the naked eye: if there isn’t enough visible light, you can’t see well with them (but you can use extra Infrared light picked up by the NVD)

Fusion technology

Fusion combines both of the aforementioned ways of viewing digitally. At this point, the development work through which they are set up is very important – Speed, sharpness, energy efficiency, etc.

Different Systems

Tactical observation systems are tools that enable fast and accurate observation and analysis in various situations. This includes –

  • Marine surveillance systems with customized features to enable rapid response for maritime rescue operations and maritime traffic monitoring.
  • Area monitoring systems and drone observation systems give the soldier a maximum overview of what is happening ahead, being important, for example, in military operations and in the field of security, eliminating the “unknown” factor. Optimized for tactical use, all remote sensing systems enable quick response and precise tracking over large areas.
  • Telescopic observation systems, providing magnification and precision, are important for example in reconnaissance and surveillance missions where accessability is an issue.
  • Stabilized observation systems ensure image stability even in the event of movement, being important, for example, in combat operations and the movement of battle groups.
  • Observation systems with rangefinders allow to estimate the distance of objects quickly and accurately, being important, for example, in aiming firearms and estimating firing ranges.
  • Optimized for tactical use, multi-spectral observation systems allow observation in a range of wavelengths, including visible light, infrared and ultraviolet, useful in a wide range of applications, including night operations.

Tactical observation systems prevent dangerous situations and allow fighters to make the most considered decisions.