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Catherine FC  
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Origin: France
Corporations: Thales
Parent System: Catherine
Initial Operational Capability (IOC):
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Family Members: Catherine XP and Claire
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Description: The Catherine is a family of stabilized thermal imagers developed by Thales and designed to provide long range surveillance and target acquisition, day and night passive operation, and good detection of camouflaged target. The imager features rugged design for military wheeled and track vehicles and is compatible with fire control systems. This advanced sensor is based on the 8-12 micrometers band and is resistant to battlefield obscurants and solar dazzle while delivering digital video.

The high precision Catherine FC compact thermal imager provides fire control capability for a variety of armored vehicles. The imager weighs less than 5.5 kg, is less than 250mm in length and needs a power supply of 35 W while delivering digital video output of 625 lines and/or 754x576 pixels imagery. Cooling is provided through an Stirling micro-cooler allowing for operations at temperatures ranging from -40C to +55C. The resulting sensor system can provide detection of dismounted infantry at ranges of 6 km, armored vehicles at 10 km, rotary-wing aircraft at 14 km, and fixed-wing aircraft at 18 km.

In August 2007, Rosoboronexport - Russian armament export agency - ordered 130 Catherine FC thermal imagers to equip Russian Army's T-90 main battle tanks and 201 additional cameras for the export market.

Catherine FC Applications

Armored Vehicles T-90S

Catherine FC Specifications

Height: 180 millimeter (7.09 inch)
Length: 250 millimeter
Width: 120 millimeter (4.72 inch)
Max Detection Range: 18 kilometer (9.72 nautical mile)
Power Consumption: 35 watt (0.00 MW)
Weight: 5.50 kilogram (12.1 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Catherine FC News

There are 4 news between
27 Aug 2007 and 1 Nov 2016
Tuesday, November 1, 2016India Set to Buy 460 T-90MS Tanks from Russia
Thursday, May 19, 2016India Orders 260 Catherine FC Thermal Camers for its T-90S Tanks
Wednesday, June 13, 2012Vologda Plant to Produce Catherine XP Thermal Imagers in Russia
Monday, August 27, 2007Russian T-90 Tanks to Receive Catherine FC Thermal Cameras

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