THETIS  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2008
Total Production: ?
Production Cost: EUR€74 million   (USD$78 million)
Also Known As: Thermal Tank Infrared System
Origin: Italy
Corporations: Galileo Avionica
Parent System: THETIS
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2008
Total Production: ?
Production Cost: EUR€74 million   (USD$78 million)
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Description: The Selex Galileo THETIS (Thermal Tank Infrared System) electro-optic sensor has been designed to provide tanks and combat vehicles with observation and accurate firing capabilities at night or in the presence of smoke or in other bad visibility conditions. It comprises several modular self-contained functional units including infrared sensor, cooling system, gunner/commander control/display panel and ballistic computer. The system's installation does not require armor modifications. The THETIS imaging system can be configured as the tank's main fire control system (FCS) or as a´┐Żnight sighting unit for the upgrading of an exiting FCS.

In November 2008, Galileo Avionica was awarded a 74 million Euro contract for the supply of THETIS sensors for Italian (30%) and export customers (70%). The THETIS is suitable for upgrading main battle tanks such as Leopard 1 and Ariete.

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on 17 Nov 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008SELEX Galileo Signs 74 million Euro Contracts for the Supply of THETIS Sensors

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