Army places orders for Multi Function Sight device

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  1. Ganesh2691

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    The Army has placed orders worth Rs. 700 crore for a novel versatile device developed by the Instruments Research and Development Establishment (IRDE), Dehra Dun. The Integrated Multi-Function Sight (IMFS) can be used for surveillance and speedy engagement of targets, among other functions.

    The IRDE is a laboratory that comes under the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).

    Ravi Gupta, Director of Public Interface, DRDO, said the IMFS was an amalgam of a thermal imager, a laser range-finder, colour charge-coupled-device (CCD) camera, a global positioning system (GPS) and a digital magnetic compass.

    The range-finder can compute the location co-ordinates of a target. The thermal imager is a night-vision device, while the CCD camera is capable of executing a digital imaging of the target. The GPS is another independent system in the IMFS.

    “As its name suggests, it is an integration of various devices” and can perform multiple functions, said Mr. Gupta. With its diminutive size — just over a foot long and weighing 3.5 kg — the device could offer a big advantage in the battlefield, he said.The IRDE designs and develops, among others, state-of-the-art night vision devices and thermal imagers, compact laser-based instruments, integrated electro-optical surveillance and fire control systems

    The Hindu : Sci-Tech / Technology : Army places Rs. 700-crore orders for versatile device
     
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    sayareakd Moderator Moderator

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    good idea to buy that Integrated Multi-Function Sight (IMFS), Alpha tech was selling the same type of device from Israel.

    it is something like this

     
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    JBH22 Senior Member Senior Member

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    Basic wishlist for the Infantry a decent Flakjacket, Night Vision googles, digitise camo and ballistic helmets not Patkas
     
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    It can act as

    1.range-finder

    2 camera

    3. Thermal

    4. Night Vision.
     
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    sir it is great system, just imagine, our soldiers see enemy tank at night, they point this system get image, its range, compass reading and GPS coordinates, they take a pic from this system, using handheld PDA with coder they send it to HQ where the planners get the image and impose it on digital map and they take action accordingly.

    Now imagine every unit has this system and with the vast amount of data is coming to the digital map, which will give exact picture about the physical presence of the enemy. With UAV, AWAC, satellite and other spies to cross check it. It will give complete pictures for Generals to take decisions.
     
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    Kunal Biswas Member of the Year 2011 Moderator

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    Implications are endless..
     
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    Kunal Biswas Member of the Year 2011 Moderator

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    Btw, I assumed BEL will be manufacturing them..
     
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    Kunal sir can you provide some specifications about this device like its size,weight,effective range etc.thanks in advance!
     
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    Kunal Biswas Member of the Year 2011 Moderator

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    As told in the link :

    Also this foreign device have similar preform-ace as Indian one, It will give you more details..

    [​IMG]

    http://events.us.baesystems.com/ausa11/prodserv/pdf/BAE-Systems-ltlm.pdf
     
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    This will surely be a boon to forces engaged in CI ops.
     
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    This is what F-INSAS is all about!
     
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    Kunal Biswas Member of the Year 2011 Moderator

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    I hope it is, People sometime get away from original objectives to secondary ones and make them primary objectives..

    And the end product is what not user want and even user forget what exactly he wanted.. FACT !
     
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    plus gps plus ccd ie converting images to digital form for better understanding of the sight
     
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    can some one say the cost of each device.
    any other country with such system.
    its limitations
     
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    Narrow Field of View
     
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    so is there extended field of view?
    how will its performance vary
     

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