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Safran debuts JIM infrared binoculars at IDEX

By Ryan Maass
Safran's JIM Compact device is equipped with a rangefinder, a laser pointer, a magnetic compass and a global positioning system to help operators track their targets during the day and at night. Photo courtesy of Safran Electronics & Defense
Safran's JIM Compact device is equipped with a rangefinder, a laser pointer, a magnetic compass and a global positioning system to help operators track their targets during the day and at night. Photo courtesy of Safran Electronics & Defense

Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Safran Electronics & Defense showcased its new JIM Compact multifunction infrared binoculars during the International Defense Exhibition conference.

The binoculars were initially revealed in June 2016. The device is designed to provide warfighters with improved target detection and surveillance capabilities on the battlefield, and features a rangefinder, a laser pointer, a magnetic compass and a global positioning system.

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JIM also integrates digital warfare capabilities such as shared video streaming and transmission and remote control modules. It can be used alongside a laser illuminator and a Sterna geographic north seeker.

Safran's new product is the latest addition to the company's JIM family of multifunction infrared binoculars. Operators include armed forces in Britain, Denmark, France, the Czech Republic and the United States.

The company says orders for the JIM Compact have already been placed by several customers.

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