In addition to night vision technology, the thermal imaging technology plays an important role for soldiers on the battlefield. With thermal imaging cameras, different thermal structures in the surrounding area can be detected and identified, and therefore quickly, safely and precisely dealt with. One pioneer of this technology is SOPHIE ULTIMA from Thales. In the field, this multifunctional device impresses with a total weight of only 2.5 kg. The outstanding portability optimises target detection, reconnaissance and observation for mobile forces, day and night and in each deployment scenario. Thanks to SOPHIE ULTIMA’s wide range, targets can be detected and identified at a much earlier stage than with comparable cameras. SOPHIE ULTIMA safely records image information and significantly contributes to real-time situation pictures and exchanges between dislocated troops and the commands. The system can be set up in less than three minutes and thus ensures a seamless battlefield monitoring. With the 20° field of vision and the integrated continuous zoom, targets can be continuously observed for up to four hours thanks to commercially available standard batteries.
SOPHIE ULTIMA is modular and scalable. It can be adjusted to individual user demands and upgraded with diverse functions.