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CILAS - Laser Rangefinders and Target Designators
CILAS, Compagnie Industrielle des Lasers, is a developer and manufacturer of lasers for Naval, Airborne and Land Defence optronic systems and equipment. CILAS' latest development consists of eye-safe technology ("RAMAN" 1.54 Ám) for laser rangefinders
The SLD 400 is designed to detect and locate any kind of optical or optronic hostile sight on the battlefield or sensitive zones.
The SLD 400 drastically improves the permanent control of the battlefield. For the Armed Forces the SLD 400 detects MBT and AFV sights. The SLD 400 also brings a significant shooting accuracy improvement during the operation carried out by the Special units. Increased V.I.P.'s protection : detection and neutralisation of an aggressor equipped with a high accuracy telescope is the permanent commitment of the Security Services.
The SLD 400 consists of: an optical head with a laser transmitter and a high-tech receiver; an electronic assembly including the command and control unit as well as the video monitor of the observed zone; and a power supply with rechargeable or disposable batteries. The SLD 400 can be coupled with other detectors and surveillance system (Infrared, Thermal Imaging Camera, acoustic detector, etc.).
The DHY 307 is a ground-based laser target designator which is part of CILAS' TIM (Modular Illuminator Rangefinder) family of target markers and rangefinders. It is designed to be used by small units on the ground and provides precision guidance of a laser homing missile, bomb or shell on a tactical target. It is designed to be compatible with all laser-guided weapons conforming with STANAG Ní 3733 NATO standard. DHY 307 consists of the following modules:
Missions in the field take place in three stages :
This equipment has been operationally tested and validated by the French Army and Air Force and is in series production. French and foreign forces are now equipped with DHY 307. Interface with artillery computer and GPS will be available in 1997.