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Also Known As: VISTARS
Origin: Italy
Corporations: Galileo Avionica, Larimart, Oto Melara and SELEX Communications
Parent System: VISTARS
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Description: The Vehicular Integrated Surveillance, Target Acquisition & Reconnaissance System (VISTARS) is an observation payload developed and manufactured in cooperation by OTO Melara, Galileo Avionica, SELEX Communications and Larimart. The VISTARS has been re-named as Janus. Janus/VISTARS is designed to provide real-time 24-hour, all-weather, day and night, and on-the-move automatic area surveillance, reconnaissance and target detection and acquisition capabilities in support of peacekeeping and wartime operations.

The Janus stabilized, modular, electro-optical, multifunction payload includes eye-safe laser rangefinder, optical sight, infrared thermal camera and 768x576-pixel CCD-TV sensors. This compact system can be integrated on a variety of vehicles using an elevated mast of up to four meters height offering enhance panoramic view. The vehicle range available for Janus comprises, light armored vehicles, trucks and infantry fighting tanks. The Janus observation system is also suitable for naval applications.

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