Gunner and Commander Sight CRANE with cooled thermal camera

for remotely controlled weapon stations

Gunner and commander sight CRANE LR and XLR is a multi-sensor electro-optical container developed for integration into remotely controlled weapon stations. This gunner and commander sight is used in a long range applications to target objects. Primary it can be used on weapon stations but due its versatility it can also be mounted on armored vehicles, tanks or turrets.

Combination of the sensors inside the container ensures the capability of the system to see in all weather and light conditions. There are three types of sensors – day/night vision and LRF. Day vision is provided by a zoom camera with colour and B/W mode. Night vision is provided by a cooled thermal camera. Range measurements are performed by an eye safe laser range finder

In order to generate a stabilized image, small movements of the image can be compensated by our software.

The body of the container is ruggedized against vibrations and resistant to all weather conditions. The advantage of the container is its relatively small size. Its dimension is designed to be universal for various combinations of sensors.



IR camera
Sensor 640 x 480 InSb 640 x 480 InSb
Sensitivity <25 mK <25 mK
10° (WFOV)
2° (NFOV)
10° (WFOV)
Zoom camera
Sensor 1/4” EXview HAD CCD 1/4” EXview HAD CCD

36x optical

12x digital

36x optical

12x digital

Sensitivity 1.4 lx 1.4 lx
FOV NFOV    1.7°
WFOV    57.8°
NFOV    1.7°
WFOV    57.8°
Fixed camera - narrow    
Sensor - 1/2” EXview CCD
Zoom - Fixed
Sensitivity - 0.002 lx at f/1.4
FOV - 2,8°
Fixed camera - wide    
Sensor - 1/2” EXview CCD
Zoom - Fixed
Sensitivity - 0.002 lx at f/1.4
FOV - 10.5°
Wavelenght 1550 nm 1550 nm
Maximal range 20 km 10 km
Control interface RS232 RS232
Video output 1,0 V (p-p), 75 Ω unbalanced 1,0 V (p-p), 75 Ω unbalanced
Power supply 24 V DC (18 V – 32 V) 24 V DC (18 V – 32 V)
Operating temperature -32 °C to +55 °C -32 °C to +55 °C
Storage temperature -40 °C to +60 °C -40 °C to +60 °C
Env. protection IP66 IP66
Weight <15 kg <15 kg
Dimension (W x D x H) 227 × 259 × 266 mm 230 × 266 × 290 mm
MIL standard MIL-STD 810 G MIL-STD 810 G


Specifications are subject to change without notice.