INDODEFENCE 2018

High-performance vision for shooters [ID18D2]

07 November 2018

UK-based Qioptiq (Hall A, Stand A245), renowned for its photonic technologies, is showcasing several of its sighting innovations here at Indo Defence.

The Dragon-S (S for Sniper) is part of the Dragon family of uncooled thermal products.

It was designed specifically to meet the target engagement and surveillance requirements of military customers and law enforcement agencies. Offering a high level of performance in a lightweight, compact and rugged design, it is able to detect man and vehicle targets 24 hours a day, even in poor visibility, in total darkness and through battlefield obscurants. Qioptiq can fit its Lo Glint coating technology as an option to reduce sunlight reflection.

Qioptiq’s Saker fused weapon sight combines image intensified and thermal imaging technologies for enhanced 24-hour capability to enable the user to rapidly detect, recognise and identify targets in all light, weather and battlefield conditions.

The Kite in-line image intensified weapon sight excels in the night-vision ‘clip-on’ market due to its combination of optical performance, size and weight.

Qioptiq, part of Excelitas Technologies, has a worldwide presence with facilities in North America, Europe and Asia. The company offers diverse solutions in detection and optical technology to meet the needs of customers across the world.

Thanks to a surveillance and target acquisition support (STAS) contract with the British Armed Forces, Qioptiq has just opened a £3.7 million smart facility in North Wales. The STAS contract merges 20 individual support contracts into one, with the facility intended to ensure mission-critical equipment is available to UK personnel around the world.





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