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Aktuelle Entwicklungsaufträge fusionierter kabelloser Ziellösungen (FWS)

The Family of Weapon Sights (FWS) program will provide Soldiers with thermal enablers/sights for the individual, crew served and sniper weapons.


They give Soldiers the capability to see deep into the battlefield, increase surveillance and target acquisition range, and penetrate day or night obscurants. The FWS systems will use uncooled, forward-looking infrared technology. These systems will also have additional features to provide improved offensive firing capabilities, decreased transition time between mobility and targeting sensors, and improved firing accuracy. The FWS will have three variants, each of which will be silent, lightweight, compact, durable and battery powered: FWS Individual (FWS-I), FWS Crew Served (FWS-CS) and FWS Sniper (FWS-S). The FWS-I will greatly reduce target engagement time with a feature called Rapid Target Acquisition (RTA). It is the wireless weapon sight imagery and reticle transmission from FWS-I to the AN/PSQ-20 Enhanced Night Vision Goggle (ENVG) III so that the Soldier can engage targets rapidly without having to transition between devices. All variants will clip-on (integration) in-line with Day View Optics to achieve their capability and will include different combinations of technologies such as state of the art sensors, microdisplays, integrated Laser Range Finder (LRF) or interoperability with an LRF, and disturbed reticle (auto-adjusted reticle based on range).



BAE Systems’ ENVG III/FWS-I integrated night vision targeting solution provides dismounted soldiers with a dependable and highly effective rapid target acquisition capability.

In today’s battlefield environment, it is critical for soldiers to be able to quickly locate and identify targets, especially during nighttime operations or when visibility is poor because of heavy smoke or bad weather. Currently soldiers use two different devices – night vision goggles for situational awareness and the thermal weapon sight for aiming, which impacts how quickly the soldier can acquire and engage the target.

BAE Systems, in partnership with the U.S Army Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate, has integrated these two devices with Rapid Target Acquisition (RTA) technology. Under the U.S. Army’s Enhanced Night Vision Goggle III and Family of Weapon Sight-Individual (ENVG III/FWS-I) program, BAE Systems is currently qualifying and initiating production of the integrated night vision targeting solution for deployment to the field.

BAE Systems has developed a wireless video interface between the weapon sight and goggle so imagery from the weapon sight will be transmitted to the goggle and viewed via the goggle display in real time. This RTA capability eliminates the need for soldiers to rely on aiming lasers, so they are able to remain covert.

Key Operational Advantages

  • Weapon sight imagery is viewed by the soldier in his goggle which shortens the engagement timeline.
  • Wireless interface between the weapon sight and goggle maximizes the soldier’s maneuverability.
  • Advanced high resolution thermal imagers extend the goggle and weapon sight target acquisition ranges.
  • Light weight and small size reduces soldier fatigue.
  • Low power reduces battery usage and operating costs.



Fusionierende Zielvorsatzoptiken – Stand der Technik –

Fusionierende oder überblendende Optiken kombinieren die Wärmebild- und Restlichtverstärkertechnologie in einem Gerät. Somit können die jeweiligen Vorteile beider Technologien genutzt werden:
a) Detailerkennung durch Restlichtvertärkung
b) Reichweite und Detektionsgeschwindigkeit durch IR Detektion.

1) FLIR Milsight ADUNS S140-D (Advanced Dual-Band Universal Sight) long range


Derzeit führende Optik für hohe Reichweiten. Gewicht 1,7 kg, 640×480 Pixel Detektor, GEN III ITT Restlichtverstärker. Preis ca. 50 TEUR.

ADUNS fused

2) FLIR Milsight T130-D (Advanced Dual-Band Universal Sight) medium range


Derzeit führende Optik für mittlere Reichweiten. Gewicht 0,8 kg, 640×480 Pixel Detektor, GEN III ITT Restlichtverstärker. Preis ca. 25 TEUR.

3) PYSER-SGI IRi2 Vorsatzoptik

Pyser IRi2

Kompakte Optik für kurze bis mittlere Reichweiten. ULIS Detektor mit 640×480 Pixel, Photonis Bildverstärkerröhre. Gewicht 990g. Preis ca. 27 TEUR (XR5A Röhre). Vorteilig kann diese Optik auch als reine Zieloptik (stand-alone) verwendet werden.

4) Pyser Fuzir-i compact in-line fusion sight

Pyser fuzir -i

Kompakte Optik mit 384×288, optional 640×480 ULIS Detektor, Restlichtverstärker Photonis XR5A, Gewicht 1,5 kg, Vorteil: non ITAR

5) Pyser Fuzir-V compact stand alone sight

Pyser Fuzir-v

Kompakte Optik mit 384×288, optional 640×480 Pixel ULIS Detektor, Restlichtverstärker Photonis XR5A, Gewicht 1,2 kg, Vorteil: non ITAR

6) Qioptiq  SAKER Gen2



Kompakte Optik für kurze bis mittlere Reichweiten. FLIR Detektor mit 320×240 Pixel, Photonis Bildverstärkerröhre. Preis ca. 30 TEUR.

Fused-SAKER Views-s

Ungekühlte Vorsatzoptiken für Tagesoptiken – Stand der Technik –

Folgend finden Sie den aktuellen Stand der Technik im Bereich der ungekühlten Vorsatzoptiken für Tageszielfernrohre.
Hinweis: Diese Optiken unterliegen US Export Restriktionen und sind daher nicht für Zivilkunden in der BRD verfügbar.

a) Militärisch / Behördlich konzipierte Optiken

1. BAE 12-micron Thermal Weapon Sight

UTCxII Sniper Platform @ Sig Sauer Academy BAE UTC XII

New UTC XII provides greatly reduced lens size, total system weight, and battery use, while delivering improved image quality.

BAE Systems today unveiled its first-to-market 12-micron thermal imaging technology that significantly improves the effectiveness of thermal weapon sights. The company’s Universal Thermal Clip-On version XII (UTC® XII) is the first military-grade thermal weapon sight to include the new 12-micron technology, which greatly reduces lens size, total system weight, and battery use, while delivering improved image quality.

“This 12-micron-based solution builds on our decades-long history of providing special operations and tactical customers with cutting edge thermal imaging products,” said Marc Casseres, director of Imaging and Aiming at BAE Systems. “Our 12-micron technology, will allow users to detect, recognize, and defeat threats in all weather and visibility conditions, like never before.”

Similar to the 17-micron Universal Thermal Clip-On, which is currently fielded by the U.S. military in support of long-range sniper and surveillance missions, the UTC XII will also complement existing day sight systems. This versatility allows users to rapidly move from day to night vision with no mission interruption.

Providing 12-micron technology furthers BAE Systems’ commitment to delivering the latest technology in unrivalled thermal imaging and aiming products for the most discriminating operators. The UTC XII allows the user to detect, recognize, and identify threats in all weather conditions, day or night, and provides the ability to simultaneously observe the target area through fog, smoke, dust, and haze to provide superior situational awareness. The company plans to integrate 12-micron technology into its full line of thermal imaging and aiming monoculars, weapon sights, and binoculars.


2. FLIR T75

Das T75 verfügt als einziges WBG über eine 4-Fach Zoomfunktion ohne die Treffpunktlage zur Tagoptik zu verändern.


Auflösung: 640×480
ŸFrequenz: 30 Hz
ŸErkennung NATO Std. Ziel: 6 km
Temperaturdifferenzerkennung: 0,04 C°
Erkennung Personenziel: 3,8 km

a) Behördliche / Zivil konzipierte Optiken


1. IRD IR Defense Thermal Weapon Sight IR Hunter MK II

liemke-lk-defence-irhunter-mkii_02IR Hunter Series

IR Hunter MarkII

Hot on the heels of the highly successful IR Hunter comes the IR Hunter Mk II.  Available in high resolution 640×480, the Mk II offers a plethora of features sure to be appreciated by both the professional end user and civilian hunter/enthusiast alike.  The upgraded MicroIR Sensor features impressive 12µm Micron Technology that uses less power than the previous 17µm systems.  Plus, the new 12µm sensor delivers 35% more magnification than a 17µm system.  This new sensor is combined with a MILSPEC Emagin OLED micro display that delivers a super crisp image to the end user!

Weitere Modelle bekannter Hersteller vgl. L3 (Insight) Typ Cratos, DRS, AIM, Telefunken Coyote (Elbit Israel) etc. sind auf Grund fehlender nennenswerter technischer Alleinstellungsmerkmale, nicht erwähnt.