Vectronix introduces revolutionary PTLS
Vectronix AG, the Swiss and US-based global leader in portable optronics solutions, introduces STERNA - a full range of ultra-light, non-magnetic Precision Target Location Systems (PTLS) - at the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Annual Meeting and Exposition 2011.
All STERNA Precision Target Location Systems (PTLS) are based on Vectronix` new and unrestricted north-finding capability providing very precise target coordinates, even in magnetically charged or GPS-denied settings meeting the requirements of multiple mission scenarios.
STERNA`s extreme lightweight design - with a total system weight starting at below 4 kg (9 lbs) - makes it the first true man-portable solution of its kind. Depending on the mission profile, users can select today from 3 mission-ready STERNA system solutions providing independent north finding, eye-safe long distance laser range finding, brilliant day view optics plus the required night view capabilities. STERNA PTLS seamlessly integrates the performances of the well-known observation products VECTOR, MOSKITO and JIM LR (LRTV). All 3 system configurations are in production stage, ready for orders and deliveries.
The targeting advantage of STERNA PTLS over other solutions reduces collateral damage while achieving a high first-round / fire-for-effect accuracy. STERNA PTLS are designed to accomplish around-the-clock missions, totally independent, under worst weather and environmental conditions.
The flexibility of STERNA PTLS allows for a perfect match with the requirements of today's Close Air Support, Forward Observer, Forward Air Controller, Joint Tactical Air Controller or ANGLICO. The current system portfolio is scheduled to be expanded in 2012 to include new and additional payloads fulfilling other specific mission requirements.
All 3 STERNA PTLS are displayed at the Vectronix booth #2432, Exhibit Hall B, Zone 5 at AUSA, opening on October 10, 2011.
Source: Vectronix AG
More from Land Warfare
DARPA is keen to find partners for the Optomechanical Thermal Imaging (OpTIm) programme. The effort will develop novel IR sensors without the drawbacks of thermal sensors and photodetectors.
Company announced the delivery of the first 10 of 120 specialist military vehicles on 22 September. The platforms will be based throughout the UK, Northern Ireland, Cyprus and Gibraltar.
The Hanwha K9A2 SPH made its European debut at the DVD event in Millbrook as the Team Thunder partners gear up for the future British Army Mobile Fires Platform (MFP) requirement.
Rheinmetall BAE Systems Land (RBSL) has fired a UK-designed and developed 120mm mortar Boxer module on Salisbury Plain.
Rheinmetall BAE Systems Land (RBSL) has unveiled a new Boxer variant demonstrator carrying MBDA's Brimstone missile at DVD 2022.
Amidst massive Polish orders for K9 SPHs and K2 tanks, South Korea will also modernise and extend its own inventory of these two AFV types.