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Posted: 9/27/2011 5:50:42 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/27/2011 6:42:29 AM EDT by cj7hawk]

The INOD - Block III... All I can say is WOW.
It's taken me a while to track down the public specs of this - and I don't know whether this has been released before, but the INOD, AKA the IMPROVED NIGHT/DAY FIRE CONTROL/OBSERVATION DEVICE ( INOD is so much easier ) is the latest Clip-On and the specs have me absolutely gobsmacked. With this device, I think the US just leapfrogged the rest of the world by about a decade!

The INOD was originally developed way back in 2009 for SOF use, but the technology specs were locked up... This masterpiece of night vision technology is clearly an example of the very best digital fusion and combines Vis/SWIR with MWIR/LWIR capabilities for completely multispectral performance. It sees heat, it sees light and it sees skyglow. Better still, it can see a fart at 2000m and has enough accuracy to put a bullet through it to!

With 1MOA accuracy ( min ) these have been designed as a clip-on for use at 800m min ( 2000m target ) and optimised for 15x dayscope use, with expected zoom capability of up to 25x ! ( Min 5x ) and is intended to replace the AN/PVS-19, the AN/PVS-22 and the AN/PVS-26!

Not only that, but it features ACTIVE illumination modes that CANNOT BE SEEN BY ANY GEN2 or GEN3 scopes, even within 5m of the INOD. ( And of course, it works passive too ! )

But wait, it gets better.

  • The INOD has an integrated out-of-band rangefinder capable of detecting the range to a man-sized target 2 kilometers away and compass, and the compass accuracy is +/- 1 mil.
  • It can power-up from standby in 5 seconds and you can change batteries while the thing is operating and on-target!

  • It uses any common small batteries! ( And runs for 6 hours straight on them! )

  • You can plug it into your car cigarette lighter socket ( or some other external power source ! )

  • It's Waterproof!

  • It handles 50-Cal. ( In fact, max shock = 4000 G's )

  • It can tell the difference between a man and an animal at over 800m on thermal!

  • The objective is to be able to distinguish between a man holding a weapon and an unarmed man at 2000m !
Seriously, I had to hold back on the exclamation marks there.

Overall, some really incredible tech. Seriously, this is remarkable. Even with the lights on, Gen3 cannot see it at all beyond 5m away. Even when an enemy has night vision and is lit up by the illuminators they will not know because it's all out of band.

Well, I am majorly impressed with this stuff. When can you buy it? No idea. Vic, please let us all know when you're selling it :) And though I fear it may be years away before it's even widely deployed with regular forces, I would love to hear some first-hand accounts of this fantastic CNVD.

Regards
David






Link Posted: 9/27/2011 6:49:28 AM EDT
Sounds like it will take a team of three to carry it and I can only imagine what the cost to the US taxpayers will be for all those bells and whistles
My guess is north of $300K
Link Posted: 9/27/2011 2:42:08 PM EDT
Thanks to our laws we wouldn't even be able to get the rangefinder portion of it.
Link Posted: 9/27/2011 6:59:52 PM EDT
I've seen snippets of it, and I, too am blown away by the capability.
Link Posted: 9/28/2011 4:32:51 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/28/2011 4:33:00 AM EDT by last_lancer]
Sounds like at least AN/PVS-3536822 :)
First one who posts a pic of the thing is da man.
Link Posted: 9/28/2011 6:17:26 AM EDT

Originally Posted By last_lancer:
Sounds like at least AN/PVS-3536822 :)
First one who posts a pic of the thing is da man.

Yep, I am looking forward to a picture too!

It will be very interesting to see how they've done it.

David
Link Posted: 9/28/2011 8:03:04 AM EDT

Originally Posted By last_lancer:
Sounds like at least AN/PVS-3536822 :)
First one who posts a pic of the thing is da man.

No picture but a link to the Navy document RFP

https://www.fbo.gov/?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=092f60a239f299d4147fffadf3db1b22&tab=core&_cview=0

Since this was awarded on Monday, it may be a while before we see any photos .....
Link Posted: 9/28/2011 7:48:31 PM EDT
Sounds like a majorly advanced version of the LRAS3 that can be put on a small arm. That's nuts.
Link Posted: 9/28/2011 9:27:57 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Barliman:

Originally Posted By last_lancer:
Sounds like at least AN/PVS-3536822 :)
First one who posts a pic of the thing is da man.

No picture but a link to the Navy document RFP

https://www.fbo.gov/?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=092f60a239f299d4147fffadf3db1b22&tab=core&_cview=0

Since this was awarded on Monday, it may be a while before we see any photos .....

Originally from Dec 2009.


This product has demonstrated a quick development cycle, no doubt to reflect an urgent requirement in the field

Note that a lot of the specs back then were locked down... Not much given away at all -

Regards
David

Link Posted: 10/1/2011 6:51:27 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/1/2011 6:53:29 AM EDT by cj7hawk]
Almost a picture - has anyone seen this before? Given the development, I'd say what we're looking at was an early version of what led to the new INOD





Fused Visible/SWIR with MWIR/LWIR but only optimised for 10x scopes.

Regards
David
Link Posted: 10/1/2011 9:23:35 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/1/2011 9:31:49 AM EDT by CTM1]
Saw that SNIPIR unit a while back, reminds me of the SIMRAD.

You would think they would go with a PVS-10 type system that has one objecive lens but has different optical planes within,
but then again what do I know I am not an optical engineer..
Link Posted: 10/1/2011 1:33:34 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Salmonaxe:
Sounds like a majorly advanced version of the LRAS3 that can be put on a small arm. That's nuts.

Similar functions but there's no way that anything small enough to mount a rifle will approach LRAS3 performance with even a single sensor, let alone a device that's supposed to image in visible, NIR, SW, MW and LW bands, plus have a laser range finder.
Link Posted: 10/1/2011 1:43:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By cj7hawk:
Almost a picture - has anyone seen this before? Given the development, I'd say what we're looking at was an early version of what led to the new INOD

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Fused Visible/SWIR with MWIR/LWIR but only optimised for 10x scopes.

Regards
David

I don't see anything in there about SWIR or LWIR, just a low-resolution midwave thermal imager, it does appear to be cooled, though.

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