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'Most Innovative Defense Technology' 2008 Award Nominee

Moskito Target Acquisition System

Vectronix

Vectronix has established a name for compact optronics but with the Moskito, even they surpassed themselves, bringing about a compact, rugged night-capable target acquisition solution, at a weight of  only 2.65 lbs. (less than 1,200 gram). This lightweight aparatus comprises a day/night observation means, laser rangefinder and angle measurement. Optimized for the infatry team, it performs close to medium range measurements, ranging a standard NATO target at a distance of 4 km or a man-sized target at 2 kilometers. For warfighters operating at close range, the company offers the pocket-size PLRF Ranger, weighing only 1.4 lbs and capable of ranging man-sized targets at distances of about one kilometer. The system was acquired by several customers and most recently participated as part of the commander's systems kit in the FIST Assessment Phase. (more...)

Reasons for recommendation:

Moskito proves to be the right product in the right place at the right time. By carefully matching performance to user requirements, Vectronix managed to pack the functions most needed by the warfighter, (the rest are offered as options and accessories). Moskito provides an ergonomically balanced system, reducing the infantryman's load while improving performance, meeting exactly the warfighter's needs, with simplicity, efficiency and class.

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