Forward Observation Unit

FOU-AEG-2 is an optoelectronic device used for general observation and positional awareness.

It provides the user with positional data for both himself and his chosen target, using a built in laser rangefinder, personal GPS and a digital compass.

The device is equipped with a daytime camera and a thermal camera in order to ensure complete day/night usability. The unit is designed to perform under harsh environmental conditions, as defined by military standards.

Technical Characteristics

Laser typeNd:Yag
Laser wavelength1064 nm
Laser energy≤ 15 mJ
Laser beam divergence1.3 mrad
Distance measuring range180-20000 m
Distance measuring accuracy± 5 m
Measured distance displayfor 2 targets
Measured distance frequency≥ 6 measuring/min
Thermal camera
Thermal cameraDRI
Thermal camera detector typeUncooled, Vox
Thermal camera resolution640x512 pixel
Thermal camera digital zoom8X, 16X, 32X, 64X
Other characteristics
Data transferRS 232
Daytime channelOptical with reticle
Daytime channel magnification7X
DisplayDigital TFT LCD, 3.5˝
Diopter adjustment± 5 dptr
Digital magnetic compassNorth accuracy 0,45° (8 mils)
Compass measuring frequency15  measuring/s
GPS horizontal position accuracy2 m
GPS vertical position accuracy4 m
Angle measuring accuracy≤ 1 mils
Horizontal angle measuring range 0-6400 mils
Vertical angle measuring range± 500 mils

3D View - Forward Observation Unit FOU-AEG-2