Safran Electronics & Defense is to supply its JIM Compact multifunction infrared binoculars to a Nato country.
The advanced binoculars have been selected by seven Nato nations since their launch at the Eurosatory 2016 trade show.
The JIM Compact is equipped with low-light sensor, cooled infrared and daytime sensors already used on the original JIM LR long-range binoculars.
It also features pointer and laser designator displays (See-Spot) and weighs less than two kilos, including the rechargeable COTS battery.
The binoculars offer long-range and advanced battlefield connectivity to meet the users’ requirements, especially size, weight and power (SWaP), as well as run-time.
They also feature an eye-safe laser rangefinder greater than 12km, as well as DMC, inclinometers and embedded GPS.
Other features of JIM Compact include image stabilisation, continuous eZoom and multi-mode image fusion.
The lightweight system is capable of image or video storage and streaming, as well as fast data hand over.
Since the binoculars meet the full range of intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition and reconnaissance missions, they are suitable for use by special forces.
To date, nearly 10,000 of the JIM family of multifunction infrared binoculars are already in service or on order in around 40 countries.
Safran Electronics & Defense offers optronics, avionics, electronics and critical software for both civil and defence applications.
The company’s products are deployed on more than 500 ships, 7,000 armoured vehicles and 10,000 aircraft worldwide.