UTC unveils its Sensors Unlimited ‘Warrior C2S’
UTC Aerospace Systems announced on May 15 the availability of its Sensors Unlimited Warrior C2S, the newest lightweight, field-ready Shortwave Infrared (SWIR) module and covert laser illuminator.
The compact module locks into the front of a Canon EOS 5D camera (Mark II and Mark III models) to immediately provide operators with SWIR imaging capabilities on the battlefield for day or nighttime use. The system enables identification-quality SWIR imagery, even in total darkness, with a distinct advantage over visible, thermal and night vision goggle systems, with the ability to image through glass to provide target accuracy with enhanced situational awareness.
UTC Aerospace Systems is a unit of United Technologies Corp.
For added convenience, the Sensors Unlimited Warrior C2S couples directly with Canon EF-mount lenses, allowing the user to see through haze, smoke and dust for enhanced, long-range intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR).
This lightweight clip-on Sensors Unlimited Warrior C2S module uses the uncooled SUI 640HSX SWIR camera core with 640 x 512 pixel resolution and a 25-micron pitch, with integrated 800×600 SVGA display and relay optics specifically designed for gloved-hand operation with a large environmentally sealed power switch for easy access.
The system can be used with commercial off-the-shelf optics and cameras without the need for modifications or tools.