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 multisensor solutions, integrating an uncooled thermal camera and an electro-optical camera onto one of our Vector pan-tilt systems. The single-field-of-view VU systems are available with a range of focal lengths to meet specific mission requirements.

  • Uncooled 8-14μm Infrared Sensor
  • Field-of-View Options from 50.3° x 37.7° to 4.3° x 3.2°
  • Boresighted Visible CCTV Camera

Product Details

System Name Focal Length Field-of-View
VU-100 100mm 4.3° x 3.2°
VU-75 75mm 5.7° x 4.3°
VU-50 50mm 8.6°x 6.5°
VU-37 37.5mm 11.5° x 8.6°
VU-25 25mm 17.1° x 12.9°
VU-13 13mm 32.9° x 24.7°
VU-8 8.5mm 50.3° x 37.7°

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. Additional features include:

  • Uncooled 8-14μm Infrared Sensor
  • Field-of-View Options from 50.3° x 37.7° to 4.3° x 3.2°
  • Boresighted Visible CCTV Camera
  • Multiple Color Palettes
  • Environmentally Sealed Ruggedized Design
  • Integrated Pan-Tilt System
  • 2-Axis Gyro-Stabilization (Optional)
  • Auto and Manual Focus
  • Remote Controlled
  • 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 Single-Field-of-View Systems Datasheet



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Video Format NTSC/PAL/Differential
Serial Interface RS-422
Power Requirements 18-28VDC (direct to P/T)
100-240VAC or 12VDC (with DCU)
Environmental Unit sealed and dry nitrogen backfilled
Front Element Defroster
Operating Temperature Range: -30°C to +60°C
Non-Operating Temperature Range: -40°C to +71°C
Controls Controls available on a hand held joystick, on a tabletop display and control unit or through a PC via an RS-232/422 link
Proportional Pan and Tilt speed controls
Focus (Auto/Manual)
Autoscan with 10 tables of 10 user defined presets, variable speed, dwell, and camera selection
Weight ~20 lbs. (9.07kg) (Pan/tilt head & sensor)