Extreme Long-Range Multi-Sensor System

The General Dynamics VZ-1010 HDR is an extreme long-range electro-optical/ infrared (EO/IR) multi-sensor system capable of detecting man-sized targets at over 25 kilometers. This system is ideal for surveillance and reconnaissance in ground-based defense and homeland security missions requiring maximum detection distance. The system has demonstrated industry leading range performance and also unparalleled reliability in critical 24/7 missions for border and maritime security.

  • Mid-Wave IR Camera
  • Visible Spectrum Color Camera
  • Pan Tilt Mechanism
  • Laser Range Finder (optional)

Product Details

The GD VZ-1000 family has proven its value, utility and reliability, serving worldwide for over a decade. This configuration builds on its trusted ancestry with a more capable EO sensor and lens that offers an upgrade path to EO HD with an IP interface. In standard definition (SD), the sensor offers upgraded EO performance and features over previous SD on existing infrastructure with the option of extending to HD EO. The EO camera offers demonstrated capability to read license plates at 1.6Km.

Featuring a proprietary, ruggedized design and cooled sensor technology, the VZ-1010 captures precise target signatures in Mid-Wave IR, day or night and in color during daylight and transition. The VZ-1010 includes an integrated precision 2 axis positioning system with high reliability direct drive architecture. The integrated laser range finder provides target distance data out to 20 Km or 30 Km with an available upgrade.

Mid-Wave IR Camera

  • Industry Leading Reliability
  • Industry Leading Long Range Performance
  • 640 x 480 Focal Plane Array
  • Four FOV, f/# 4 Lens: .44°, .88°, 1.8°, 4.6°
  • (1000/500/250/95mm EFL respectively)
  • Auto and Manual Focus
  • Automatic Gain Control

Visible Spectrum Color Camera

  • High Performance 1/3 Format HD Sensor
  • Continuous Zoom 60x HD Lens:
  • EFL 16.7mm-1000 mm, 2000mm with 2x
  • (FOV 18.2°x10.3° to 0.15°x.09°)
  • Auto and Manual Focus
  • Auto Exposure Control
  • Fog Filter
  • Standard Definition PAL/NTSC
  • Full HD Capable (With IP Option)

Pan Tilt Mechanism

  • Precision Positioning System
  • Direct Drive n 2-Axis Gyro-Stabilization (Optional)
  • Multiple User-Defined Presets

Laser Range Finder (optional)

  • 20 Kilometer range
  • 30 Kilometer available

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-1010 Long-Range Multi-Sensor System Datasheet



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Video Format ƒSD NTSC / PAL / Differential (Standard) ƒ
HD TCP/IP Video Encoder (Optional)
Serial Interface ƒRS-422 or Ethernet with IP encoder
Power Input ƒ18-28VDC (24 VDC nominal direct to P/T) ƒ
100-240VAC or 12VDC (with optional DCU)
Environmental ƒCameras sealed and dry nitrogen backfilled ƒ
IP67 Certified ƒ
Front Element Defroster
Temperature Range -32°C to +60°C Operating ƒ
-40°C to +71°C Non-Operating
Weight ƒ ~170 lbs (77kg) (Pan/tilt head & sensors)
Controls Joystick (optional with DCU) ƒ
Via PC through an RS-232/422 link ƒ
TASS and Pelco-D Protocols ƒ
Proportional Pan & Tilt speed controls ƒ
Field of View & Focus Slaving ƒ
Visual/Thermal Zoom ƒ
Focus (Auto/Manual) ƒ
Auto Scan with 10 tables of 10 presets
Variable speed, dwell, and camera selection ƒ
Optional TCP/IP Interface