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10.06.2014, Mainz (Germany)

SCHOTT presents a passive surveillance and target acquisition system at Eurosatory

Optical fibers used together with modular lenses and eyepieces allow for a light weight and flexible system design
Flexible fiber optical image guide from SCHOTT’s FOSS portfolio.
Flexible fiber optical image guide from SCHOTT’s FOSS portfolio.
Mainz (Germany), June 10, 2014 – The international technology group SCHOTT offers a wide range of effective passive viewing solutions for observing and tracking targets over close and medium-ranges as part of its broad portfolio of Fiber Optic Sighting Systems (FOSS). These products are designed for use in military and security environments. FOSS modules are based on optical fibers, in combination with lenses and eyepieces, which allow for a flexible structure. SCHOTT will display examples of these products for use in combat vehicles at Eurosatory in Paris from June 16 - 20 (German Pavilion, booth HG 633).

“The products that SCHOTT will be presenting at Eurosatory will include, among others, an Auxiliary Sight Demonstrator, a flexible, optical back-up sight for use in turrets of armored vehicles,” explains Stefan Weiser, Senior Manager of International Sales & Business Development Defense of SCHOTT Lighting and Imaging.

This is just one example of a module from the SCHOTT FOSS portfolio that places strong emphasis on passive optical applications. “The word ‘passive’ has two different meanings in this respect: no emissions are released and these products depend on neither electrical power nor electronic components,” Weiser explains.

Thanks to the optical fibers used here, the various sighting systems allow for multiple layouts that can be easily adapted to meet the end user’s requirements. They can be modified to suit various tasks inside combat vehicles. Furthermore, they can be retrofitted in existing vehicles inexpensively due to their small size and light weight. The installation process is very similar to laying cable for a network. Due to its modular design the FOSS portfolio can be used in a completely passive mode or enhanced to include active elements such as monitors and combat vehicle’s internal vetronics network.

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SCHOTT is an international technology group with 130 years of experience in the areas of specialty glasses and materials and advanced technologies. SCHOTT ranks number one in the world with many of its products. Its core markets are the household appliance, pharmaceutical, electronics, optics, and transportation industries. The company is strongly committed to contributing to its customers’ success and making SCHOTT an important part of people’s lives with high-quality products and intelligent solutions. SCHOTT is committed to managing its business in a sustainable manner and supporting its employees, society and the environment. The SCHOTT Group maintains close proximity to its customers with manufacturing and sales units in 35 countries. Its workforce of 15,400 employees generated worldwide sales of approximately 1.84 billion euros for the 2012/2013 fiscal year. SCHOTT AG, with its headquarters in Mainz (Germany) is owned by the Carl Zeiss Foundation.
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