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DSEI 2013: Sophie's choice for Thales

10th September 2013 - 15:34 GMT | by Tim Fish in London

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A new lightweight variant of the SOPHIE multifunction surveillance and target locating cameras has been launched by Thales UK at the DSEI exhibition.

The company is displaying the SOPHIE Lite camera, which has a weight of just 1.6kg - 2kg lighter than the SOPHIE UF camera that was launched in 2009. Thales UK said the new variant is designed for force protection, forward observation, forward air control, covert surveillance, asset protection and homeland security.

For these roles the camera has a range of sensors including an uncooled thermal imager, TV/near infra-red sensor, high performance eye-safe laser rangefinder, digital compass and

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Tim Fish is a special correspondent for Shephard Media. Formerly the editor of Land Warfare …

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