Extreme Long-Range Multi-Sensor System

Capable of recognizing man-sized targets at over 20 kilometers, the General Dynamics VZ-1000 is ideal for target acquisition in groundbased defense and homeland security missions requiring maximum detection distance. The VZ-1000 offers up to four fields-of-view for long-range detection and identification.

  • Cooled 3-5μm Infrared Sensor
  • Tri- or Quad-Field-of-View Options
  • Integrated 55x Zoom Visible Camera

Product Details

With an integrated 55x zoom visible camera and a precision positioning system, The VZ-1000 offers plug and play integration with perimeter surveillance systems. With its ruggedized design and cooled infrared sensor technology, this system allows for maximum threat detection with lower total cost of ownership. This powerful infrared camera is deployed around the world protecting our forces on the ground and ensuring the safety of our borders.

  • Cooled 3-5μm Infrared Sensor
  • Tri- or Quad-Field-of-View Options
  • Integrated 55x Zoom Visible Camera
  • Focal Plane Array Choices: 320 x 256, 640 x 512, 640 x 480 (High Reliability Cooler Option)
  • Integrated Precision Positioning System
  • 2-Axis Gyro-Stabilization (Optional)
  • Auto and Manual Focus
  • Laser Rangefinder (Optional)

General Dynamics Mission Systems 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.


VZ-1000 Multi-Sensor System 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: -32°C to +60°C
Non-Operating Temperature Range: -40°C to +71°C
Controls Controls available on a hand held 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 Switch
Focus (Auto/Manual)
Auto Scan with 10 tables of 10 userdefined presets, variable speed, dwell, and camera selection
Optional TCP/IP Interface
Weight 170 lbs (77kg) (Pan/tilt head & sensors)
~ 215 lbs (97.4kg) (with IVT option)