Wärtsilä JOVYATLAS EUROATLAS has extensive experience, and a track record of night vision equipment and power converter products that date back to 1962. Driver night-sight periscopes are used in various military vehicles worldwide and meet US-Army MIL- specifications. The AN/VSS-501 periscope is battle proof and ensures long endurance in military operations at night / darkness thanks to two independent power sources. With its robust design and wide operating temperature range, the system is used worldwide by army forces operating in arctic climates and desert conditions. The AN/VVS products provide excellent and clear vision (exceeding military specifications). The night driving viewer is passive and allows the vehicle to manoeuvre at night or in low light conditions on all kinds of terrain. The performance, robustness, and reliability are outstanding. The -501 periscope uses the latest & highest grade 25mm tubes with a magnifier assembly. Different vehicle adapters are available to fit almost all army vehicles.
The model: The AN/VSS-502 represents the next generation of military driver night-sight periscopes with image fusion in real-time. It is the first dual camera periscope and was designed by Wärtsilä JOVYATLAS EUROATLAS in Germany according to armed forces requirements in accordance with military standards. The modular periscope is designed for combat and safety upgrade of MBTs, APCs, AFCs and Special Purpose Vehicles. It features a dual camera system of thermal & image intensifier sensors (passive) with high resolution.
The components are selected to fulfil the requirements of MIL-STD 810, MIL-STD 1275. The electronics and sensors are housed in a modular body, which is protection class IP68K and filled with nitrogen. The system is extremely robust, reliable, and well protected against harsh environmental conditions, such as gunfire shock, vibration, high- and low- temperatures, water, sand- & dust. The periscope system is operable 24h a day to night level 5 and can detect battlefield lasers. The standard configuration has two high resolution camera sensors, long wave infrared and CMOS. Features, such as image processing and fusion in real-time, plus other customer specified options, can be offered and developed on request.
The AN/VSS-502-360 situational awareness system is based on the same embedded platform as the driver day & night periscope system. Various embedded processing units can be connected and operated in a cluster. A number of different cameras and configurations are available.