Kent Periscopes has completed development of its latest Embedded Image Periscopes (EIP) system and is ready to commence production when it secures a launch customer, the company announced ahead of the Defence Services Asia (DSA) 2018 exhibition in Kuala Lumpur.
The EIP system has been developed using internal research and development funding to provide the drivers of armoured fighting vehicles (AFV) with an enhanced vision capability under day and night conditions.
The company states that existing driver’s night vision systems (DNVS) employ a unity vision periscope for daytime driving, with the driver relying on a separate screen – attached to the periscope or mounted elsewhere that may not be easily accessible – to view imagery from vehicle-mounted sensors.
In contrast, the EIP system is a self-contained package that provides a view of the external environment through a standard unity vision hard glass periscope or through a sensor suite where the video feed is relayed to an embedded liquid crystal display (LCD). The screen can be folded aside when not in use, eliminating the requirement for a separate screen and the associated electrical harness.
Kent Periscopes is also offering an EIP suite for the vehicle commander, which includes day charge-coupled device (CCD) and low-light cameras (LLC), as well as a thermal imager (TI).
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