Uncooled Short-to-Mid-Range Camera Systems

Our U-Series uncooled thermal cameras are designed for applications demanding high reliability and low cost of ownership. As part of the U-Series, our VU systems are affordable multi-sensor solutions, integrating an uncooled thermal camera and an electro-optical camera onto one of our Vector pan-tilt systems.

  • Uncooled 8-14μm Infrared Sensor
  • Boresighted Visible CCTV Camera
  • Environmentally Sealed Ruggedized Design

Product Details


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Focal Length (mm) 50/150 60/180 63/189 100/300
Field-of-View 7.2°x5.4° and 2.4°x1.8° 6.0°x4.5° and 2.0°x1.5° 9.9°x7.4°and 3.3°x2.5° 6.0°x4.5°and2.0°x1.5°
F/# 1.0 1.0 1.3 1.5 (Wide) 1.9 (Narrow)
Detector Option 1 Option 1 Option 2 Option 2
Diameter 7.2” 7.5” 7.0” 7.0”
Length 11.5” 12.5” 11.2” 15.0”
Weight 14.0lbs 15.0lbs 12.5lbs 13.5lbs

Our U-Series cameras and Vector pan-tilt systems are sealed in a ruggedized housing and protected with an environmental coating to offer precision pointing and imaging in the harshest conditions. The optical system is equipped with an automatically controlled defroster and a proprietary diamond-like hard carbon coating. The dual-field-of-view VU systems are available with a range of focal lengths to meet specific mission requirements. Additional features include:

  • Uncooled 8-14μm Infrared Sensor
  • Field-of-View Options:
    • 7.2° x 5.4° and 2.4° x 1.8° (50/150mm)
    • 6.0° x 4.5° and 2.0° x 1.5° (60/180mm)
    • 9.9° x 7.4° and 3.3° x 2.5° (63/189mm)
    • 6.0° x 4.5° and 2.0° x 1.5° (100/300mm)
  • Boresighted Visible CCTV Camera
  • Multiple Color Palettes
  • Auto and Manual Focus
  • Environmentally Sealed Ruggedized Design
  • Integrated Pan-Tilt System
  • 2-Axis Gyro-Stabilization (Optional)
  • Laser Rangefinder (Optional)
  • Visible and Infrared Target Markers (Optional)
  • Controller and Joystick (Optional)

General Dynamics Global Imaging Technologies designs and manufactures a full portfolio of high-performance cameras and camera systems that provide our customers the clarity, accuracy and reliability to capture the shot that matters and successfully complete their mission.

You may contact our customer service center by email, phone or fax.

Email:  ircamerasupport@gd-ms.com
Phone: 603-864-6294
Fax: 603-864-6250

24 Simon Street
Nashua, NH 03060

Our fundamental mission is to ensure the continued precision performance of your cameras in the field.

Our products and solutions play mission critical roles in some of the harshest environments across all domains. Customers depend on these maintenance services for their rugged reliability and performance in the field.

Our Customer Service operation works closely with users to maximize the, performance, reliability and up time of our mission critical imaging systems. We have established long term relationships with defense, homeland, commercial and international communities for logistics, support and depot.


U-Series Dual-Field-of-View Systems Datasheet



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Video Format NTSC/PAL/Differential
Power Requirements 18-28 VDC (direct to standard P/T)
40-56 VDC (direct to P/T with stationary radar mount)
100-240 VAC or 12 VDC (with DCU)
Environmental Unit sealed and dry nitrogen backfilled
Front Element Defroster
Operating Temperature Range: -32° C to +60°C
Non-Operating Temp. Range: -40°C to +71°C
Controls Controls available on a handheld joystick, or through a PC via an RS-232/422 link
Proportional Pan and Tilt speed controls
Field of View and Focus Slaving Visual/Thermal
Field of View Switching
Auto Scan with 10 table of 10 user defined presets, variable speed, dwell, and camera selection
Weight ~60 lbs (27.2 kg)