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TACS-M: the ultimate clip-on thermal solution for NV devices

21st February 2011 - 05:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


The TACS-M is a revolutionary, micro-sized thermal imager that clips on to already fielded night vision (NV) devices such as night vision goggles, helmet or weapon mounted devices. The additional information obtained from the TACS-M thermal system complements and enhances the amplified low-light images such devices currently provide. TACS-M maybe added to most of the available Vectronix NV devices or to many other night vision products currently in use at armies and Special Forces around the world.

When clipped to the NV device, the lightweight TACS-M enables the user to detect thermal sources directly through the lens of such devices which significantly enhances the overall situational awareness. The dual capability has been long sought by customers in the defense and security industry as it significantly enhances the imagery obtainable from existing NV products. The combination of the two technologies
provides images in circumstances when physical barriers, atmospheric conditions or absence of light may limit the effectiveness of the existing NV devices.

At IDEX 2011, Vectronix is showcasing TACS-M attached to the Vectronix helmet-mounted night vision monocular TARSIUS16. Among TACS-M's numerous features and benefits, the combination of TACS-M and TARSIUS16 is among the most valuable. With a total weight of only approximately 400 g, this combination is a powerful addition to any soldier's equipment. The field-proven TARSIUS16 provides robust night vision capabilities with razor-sharp image quality, a rugged and ergonomic design, and low power consumption. TACS-M can also be attached to Vectronix' BIG25, BIG35, and NiteSpot50.

Source: Vectronix AG

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