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Thermal imager "Cyclone" for the "Warrior"

Thermal imager "Cyclone" for the "Warrior"Central Research and Development Institute “Cyclone” has created a working model of a thermal imaging system for a promising set of combat equipment “Warrior”. The system has a unique high-definition micromonitor and is fully prepared for state testing. Oleg Yakovlev, advisor to the general director of the company, spoke about this and other developments of Rosinformbyuro.

- Oleg Borisovich, what is a helmet-mounted thermal imaging device for combat equipment “Warrior”?

- The system includes a thermal sight, a helmet-mounted tool for displaying information with a microdisplay and eye cup, as well as thermal imaging binoculars. The sight can be mounted on any type of rifle weapons and with sensitivity 0,1 hail. provides recognition of two targets at a distance of 800-1200 m. Together with a miniature helmet-mounted information display (NID), it allows you to observe the enemy and the battlefield from cover. The NID is distinguished by the high clarity of displaying full-color video and graphic information, which can come from various sources.

The NID is based on organic light-emitting diodes (OLED) according to the technology developed at the institute. OLEDs are created on the basis of special inks glowing under the influence of electricity and are made on a special printer. Today it is one of the most advanced technologies in the world, which is owned by the Cyclone Research Institute and the American firm Imedzhen. Attempts by companies in France, Israel and Japan to establish the production of such microdisplays have not yet yielded tangible results. President Vladimir Putin was familiarized with this and other products of the Cyclone earlier when he visited the institute.

- What can you say about other developments of the Cyclone Research Institute?

- I would like to draw attention to the multifunctional thermal imaging device for the internal troops of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. Its peculiarity is that, depending on the situation, it can be used as a rangefinder during the day and a thermal imager at night. In addition, in conjunction with the navigator, this device allows you to determine the coordinates of the target.

Another unique product of our company is the two-spectral portable observation device “Derbnik” with video and thermal imaging channels combined in one case. This device provides user action in complete darkness and in confined spaces. Similar devices have already been received for equipping rescue units of the Emergency Ministry. I want to emphasize that our small-sized Derbnik, unlike American counterparts, which are placed directly in front of the eyes of a fighter, can be mounted on a protective helmet, which compares favorably with similar foreign products.

Another institute know-how is a complex of observation and aiming on a gyro-stabilized platform. Its feature is a television system with two “coaxially” mounted cameras in one mirror-lens lens. Camera lenses with a wide and narrow field of "view" allow you to observe the overall and detailed situation, respectively.

The complex is universal and can be installed on boats and ships of the Border Guard, on helicopters and used by the coast guard. Target detection range reaches from 3-5 to 20 km.

These and other products of the Cyclone Central Research Institute were presented at the Interpolitex-2013 state security exhibition. Oleg Yakovlev explained to the agency that a number of instruments and devices of the TsNII Tsiklon OJSC are already actively using the border and internal troops of Russia, other power structures. At present, at least 3000 thermal imaging systems for various applications have been supplied to domestic and foreign customers.
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  1. DMB 1995
    DMB 1995 5 December 2013 09: 48
    I am glad that we still have hands and brains.
    1. afire
      afire 5 December 2013 11: 27
      Yes, we have a lot and we can do a lot ourselves, just at every stage there’s a lot of gouging and red tape, paper weigher and chopping wood
      1. Migari
        Migari 5 December 2013 11: 35
        I agree, yes, I’d like to update the production facilities, and cool young specialists, and everything will be fine.
    2. w.ebdo.g
      w.ebdo.g 5 December 2013 13: 37
      Now it’s up to the small thing - to take state money from the central bank, which does not obey the government, but acts on its own (Article 75 of the Constitution of the Russian Federation)
      then it will be possible to fully finance projects and science ...
      In the meantime, the money of the state is in the possession of a commercial bank called "Central Bank", while it is not the State !!!
      Previously, it was ALWAYS indicated on the money that the bank was STATE, and now it’s just the Central Bank with the logo very similar to the Russian coat of arms, but it only looks like, and nothing more ...

      The state ruble looked like this:

      and now like this:

      Now the money is not state, but owned and printed by a commercial bank, which in turn does not have the right to lend to the state. Fun?
      This is the real truth. and it doesn't matter how much oil costs $ 100 or $ 200, all the same all the fat goes to the main bank and then he buys unsecured dollars and says that he is increasing reserves. What are the reserves? They are not provided with ANYTHING! and if tomorrow America throws everyone off with dollars, then we will have NO reserves, therefore the President, while there is an opportunity, is trying to invest these "reserves" in the construction of roads, structures, etc. but the liberal media shout that he is plundering "reserves" ... This is such a garbage.
      So we live for 20 years. Therefore, it is not surprising that the economy and projects are not developing, but they are trying to bet us that the whole thing is corruption ...
      who prints and manages money, he also governs the state.
      It's time to change the "bank of Russia" to the STATE in the Constitution.
      1. ilya_oz
        ilya_oz 5 December 2013 14: 33
        You do not confuse the Central Bank with the Fed? All property of the Central Bank is state. property, and the council is appointed by the State. Duma.
        1. w.ebdo.g
          w.ebdo.g 5 December 2013 14: 52
          especially for you)))
          since you don’t like to read, so listen in a simplified form ...

          and stop talking nonsense.
          you better keep silent and seem smart than open your mouth and find yourself ...)))
          1. Boris55
            Boris55 5 December 2013 15: 15
            Who owns our ruble. Only official documents.

            1. APASUS
              APASUS 5 December 2013 19: 57
              Quote: Boris55
              Who owns our ruble. Only official documents.

              I barely watched it until the end. Willfully you will believe that all the laws for us are written in Washington !!!
            2. Alexander_
              Alexander_ 6 December 2013 01: 53
              That international law is higher than domestic law - this is the logic, because it is only according to those international treaties that the government has ratified, that is, agreed and accepted for execution. Unapproved contracts are not subject to mandatory execution, as I understand it. And the agreements are voluntary, I do not like it - no need to agree.
          2. And Us Rat
            And Us Rat 6 December 2013 06: 04
            Initially, structures like the Fed were created to guarantee a "safety cushion" in case of crises and to limit the influence of political ideologies on private business, so they are quite independent, although the elected parliament has the right to remove and appoint by vote, leaders, in accordance with the effectiveness of their work. The idea is, in principle, a sound idea, if executed correctly. Reports on the work of such structures are regularly published in a highly specialized, but absolutely open access, and everyone who wishes has the right to find out what actions and FOR WHAT PURPOSE are performed, in addition, in many states there is a post of state controller, who is appointed by the parliament, is not subordinate to the executive power and has the right initiate investigations up to the involvement of the supreme court and voting on legislation - any citizen has the right to file a complaint against certain government agencies (including the central bank) directly to the cabinet of the state controller, which is obliged to consider it and at least give an answer justifying its conclusions.
            The main problem is that for the average man in the street, ignorant of the intricacies of the financial mechanism, the reports of the central bank are a Chinese letter. And the majority, without even trying to delve into it, immediately looks for an answer in various "conspiracy theories" - because it is easier, and does not require too much effort. Well, of course - a person is so arranged that it is easier for him to blame "Uncle Vasya" for his troubles than to make efforts for self-improvement.
            The absence of duplicate financial structures will allow "lawlessness" in trade spheres and disproportionately increase the risks of crises, next to which the "American depression" of the 30s will seem like flowers.
            One of the main reasons for the collapse of the USSR is precisely the lack of an independent counterweight and supervision of the financial actions of the CPSU.
            The system is certainly not perfect, but it has not yet been invented with an equally effective alternative.
            The only real optimization in the future that comes to mind is the transfer of control of the system to impartial artificial intelligence (if one is created).
    3. Apostle
      Apostle 5 December 2013 20: 10
      Attempts by companies in France, Israel and Japan to establish production of such microdisplays have not yet yielded tangible results.
      It's nice to hear that we are ahead ... Although it is not surprising, we have all our history in terms of armaments ahead of the rest! What, that, and we are able to do armaments. Yes, and the article is a plus.
      1. And Us Rat
        And Us Rat 6 December 2013 14: 49
        Attempts by companies in France, Israel and Japan to establish production of such microdisplays have not yet yielded tangible results.

        Was it like that seriously ??? lol

        Micro-displays using OLED technology are produced not only by France, Israel, Japan and the USA, but also by Germany and Korea.
        Moreover, the French company MicroOLED, currently the leader in this field in 2012 releasing the smallest microdisplay (pictured)

        Japanese Brother Industries introduced in 2010 special glasses that can project an image directly onto the retina (photo)

        Israeli Lumus Launches With 2012 microdisplays using "augmented reality" technology (OE-31 - photo and video)

  2. old rats
    old rats 5 December 2013 09: 53
    good news. only here nothing is said about prices.
    1. Andof odessa
      Andof odessa 5 December 2013 12: 31
      at the expense of prices for defense high-tech products that is 2: 1 It is expensive to pay their own. and 2 to give everything that is a stranger. The choice seems to be obvious, although not for everyone.
  3. major071
    major071 5 December 2013 09: 58
    Not everything is as bad as some "all-prospers" shout, there are also smart people who are doing something and not just doing, but better than in the West. Now the most important thing is to launch it into production, otherwise they have developed it, but as always the state will not have money, and again on the shelf in the archive, or even worse - to our potential "friends".
  4. kafa
    kafa 5 December 2013 10: 06
    I hope the element base is not like the first Russian smartphone presented to Medvedev repeat
    1. Starover_Z
      Starover_Z 5 December 2013 11: 02
      I really want to believe that it is completely ours, but the paragraph is confusing:
      The NID is based on organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) using the technology developed at the institute. OLEDs are created on the basis of special inks glowing under the influence of electricity and are made on a special printer. Today it is one of the most advanced technologies in the world owned by the Cyclone Research Institute and the American company Imagen.

      Since the Americans do not sell the know-how of military use to us, it remains to be hoped that the device is ours.
      1. vanaheym
        vanaheym 5 December 2013 12: 34
        As I understand it, organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs) are Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED), which is unknown how many are already in many mobiles.
        Well, only two companies in the world produce matrices - FLIR and ULIS.
  5. stalker
    stalker 5 December 2013 10: 08
    I hope that the military will be interested and this development will remain in our army, and will not go abroad
    1. Ustian
      Ustian 5 December 2013 13: 06
      Currently, at least 3000 thermal imaging systems for various purposes have been supplied by domestic and to foreign customers sad .
  6. nik6006
    nik6006 5 December 2013 10: 19
    Explain who is in the subject, the device is attached to the helmet, I run or walk, night, darkness like a Negro, sorry, African American (African-Ukrainian, African-Russian and others) in ... one place, the helmet does not support, it still has a backlash, the bracket itself and the device makes this matter heavier, shifts the center of gravity, in short, the whole structure shakes, but you won't see a damn thing there in this miracle, probably the monitor? is it not better to have a thermal imager of the "glasses" type? it's kind of cumbersome. It seems to me that it would be best to make a helmet like a "sphere", well, a little larger, to mount the equipment thoughtfully around the perimeter so that the center of gravity does not shift forward, in the same place the screen in the headset, like that of pilots, must be lowered - and your eyes protects the face and everything is visible, whether the day has come or not - raised it, you breathe air. well, like a helmet for astronauts - completely protects the head and shows all the information and is stuffed with equipment. An expensive contraption, of course, but they did it once and for all cases. For the infantry, it is simpler, for the special forces, the composition of the equipment is abruptly, to unify and into production. Modular design, such as took out the board, inserted the board, opened the hatch, and replaced the module. Who's in the subject?
    1. Civil
      Civil 5 December 2013 11: 17
      Nik6006, now even on cheap digital soap dishes and phones there is an image stabilization system, so there is nothing complicated and expensive in the stabilization system for this device. Run, however, even human vision on the run doesn’t help in autumn :-)
  7. Georgic
    Georgic 5 December 2013 10: 58
    an acquaintance worked in Cyclone, he says everything well, but these things are expensive
  8. chunga-changa
    chunga-changa 5 December 2013 11: 02
    Judging by the look, the thing is massive, I wonder how much it weighs.
  9. Boot under the carpet
    Boot under the carpet 5 December 2013 11: 07
    It would be better if part of the funding from Skolkovo was redirected to TsNII "Cyclone", which would be an excellent impetus for the enterprise, which shows its successes, and does not talk about them!
  10. hummel83
    hummel83 5 December 2013 11: 11
    4 - stalker
    for which abroad - our sample is at least 10 years behind in quality. But it’s good that at least they produce it - still no one will sell our advanced developments to us, and then if we keep the school and revive the production of the element base, we can catch up. Moreover, this gigantic need will go even further - production of production tools (we have not produced our machines for the production of microelectronics for 25 years and have already forgotten how to do it) - because modern equipment will not be sold to us either, only the old lines when re-equipping their plants - and so we will always fall behind
    1. user1212
      user1212 5 December 2013 11: 46
      our sample is at least 10 years behind in its qualities at least

      Give the parameters for which lags by 10 years.
    2. poquello
      poquello 5 December 2013 22: 57
      Quote: hummel83
      4 - stalker
      for which abroad - our sample is at least 10 years behind in quality.

      Instead of the word "unfounded", another is more suitable, but obscenities nizya. Where is a specific example of a Western analogue that is 10 years ahead of this device?
  11. max702
    max702 5 December 2013 11: 16
    It’s beautifully written, but I don’t believe it, in a country it seems like a big trouble with the elemental base of our own manufacture of holes, where will such luxurious devices that have no analogues from a probable opponent come from? He (the probable one) is all right with the element base and it is ahead of domestic developments by 2-3 generations, and the one that is in the public domain, and the one that is secret is generally not clear how much, so let someone explain how this is possible? Due to the original design solutions? Well, I don’t know ... nothing is being done from scratch.
    1. alex-kon
      alex-kon 5 December 2013 11: 38
      Unfortunately you are right. OLED is nothing but OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode). Naturally, not only ours and the Americans possess such technology. The same Samsung company has long put such screens on its advanced smartphones. The cyclone only bought equipment in Japan to manufacture these screens. Moreover, only imported substances are used in the production (although there are many domestic developments). When developing such screens, the government ignored the proposals of academic institutions and gave the contract to Cyclone OJSC, that is, to a private company. Innovation means only the device itself used for the army.
    2. SV
      SV 5 December 2013 15: 43
      Where does such knowledge come from? I can’t find the link, but about three months ago I read the analysis of the Ministry of Defense on this topic with a bunch of highly specialized data. The result - everything is basically normal, there are problems in some areas, but they are not critical. The rhetoric of engineers in this analysis is as follows: give a little time ... Now it’s not the Iron Curtain, and having a certain school and access to Western (if not the most advanced) technologies, the lag can be eliminated quite quickly. An example is China, even without a deep school, it has risen close enough in many directions to the leading players.
      PS. My relative works in a design bureau of this profile and the main problem with his words - personnel (not quantity, but quality) and, in a particular case, the attitude of old people (in the literal sense of the word) towards them - are brewed in their own way, young people are not allowed close ...
  12. Asgard
    Asgard 5 December 2013 11: 17
    The thermal imager is a good thing ...
    BUT, the fasteners on the helmet are superfluous ,,, the special forces do not use bells and whistles during a fire-collision and during a special operation (this is only shown in the movies))) in fact, the simpler, the better, often "spheres" are not taken. ...
    We in Yugoslavia actively used the Thermal imager taken from the Kosavars)) an excellent "gadget", but when moving it limits the horizon to the observation sector, to identify targets at night is invaluable, to protect the camp in the forest (People and Animals are far visible)).

    There is some specific use - the lens cannot be wiped (only washed)) the germanium lens is scratched very quickly (we killed the first device in a week)))) wiping the lens with a rag ..... Keep the lens as closed as possible, dust is harmful) )))
    In the summer, in the mountains in the evening, after sunset, the camera fades almost until the morning ...., in the rain, too, nichrome is not visible. The target is visually visible, and the thermal imager is phonite)))

    In general, you need to be able to use and not rely heavily on appliances .....
    Only Human instincts and professional training are universal tools)))
    1. vanaheym
      vanaheym 5 December 2013 12: 41
      The PVS-14 is quite well used on a helmet. Thermal imager - I agree, too much.
  13. kafa
    kafa 5 December 2013 11: 25
    [Helmet Minimonitor]

    The miniature video information display device (miniature helmet-mounted information display) “video module” is designed to individually display full-color video and graphic information coming from television and thermal imaging monitoring and reconnaissance devices or from the video adapter of a military soldier’s mobile computer. The video module provides work as part of full-featured information systems integrated into the military equipment of a serviceman, including when exposed to mechanical and climatic factors, as well as in conditions of high ambient light.

    The video module is built on the basis of a promising video information display device - a microdisplay based on organic light-emitting diodes (Organic Light-Emitting Liod - OLED), high-quality optics and advanced microelectronics.

    download prospectus

    Main technical characteristics:
    Information display source OLED microdisplay (fully color)
    Display Format, Email 800 × 600
    Angular field, degree 24,2 × 18,4
    Brightness, cd / m2 ≥70
    Contrast> 100: 1
    Optical system 3-lens eyepiece
    Exit pupil, mm 4
    Removing out. sp., mm ≥20
    Diopter adjustment, diopter ± 3
    Analog inputs R, G, B; PAL, NTSC, GOST 7845-92
    Type of control channel I2C
    Supply voltage of a direct current, In 4 - 16
    Power Consumption, W ≤ 2,5 (color TV); ≤ 1,0 (R, G, B; b / w TV)
    Sample Composition
    ›Information display unit;
    > Control block
    Dimensions, mm
    ›Information display unit: 98 × 38 × 44
    ›Control unit: 123 × 89 × 39
    Mass, g
    ›Display unit inf .: ≤ 120;
    ›Helmet bracket ≤ 220
    ›Control unit: ≤300
    Operating temperature range - 40 ° С to + 50 ° С
    1. vanaheym
      vanaheym 5 December 2013 12: 40
      What is worn on the head - 340g
  14. Vadim12
    Vadim12 5 December 2013 11: 26
    They couldn’t do anything for themselves - even in Japan and France, but in Russia, where we are behind in electronics - they did! Very happy!
  15. Brother77
    Brother77 5 December 2013 11: 26
    The peasants will say this, we are sitting in the southern mountains, they are told that the thermal imagers brought us to the warehouse, we all gasped, it can’t be, rushed to watch, they gasped again, weighing a hundred, well, damn it again for the hospital. So they didn’t see anything. There are two sides in the weight: I want to live anything you’ll put on the head, 1nd at the present time it’s hard to get the double bass to put anything on the head. And at night in the mountains in the forest it’s so dark and dumb that without thermal imagers I’ll turn to those who use this thing I’ve developed and will make a decision on the tests — I ask that tests be carried out in the mountains at the units of the Special Forces of the Explosive Forces, the GRU, and then at the infantry, and that you yourself be present at the same time not at one time but throughout the test directly in the group and record yourself in the skull is all that the fighter will say, I think that the truth will be somewhere nearby, as Comrade Mulberg said (just do not say that you are the one who is to blame for all this .....)
  16. svp67
    svp67 5 December 2013 11: 27
    Cool, but like that, isn’t it hard to wear a helmet?
    1. carver
      carver 5 December 2013 11: 56
      Quote: svp67
      Cool, but like that, isn’t it hard to wear a helmet?

      it’s not a thermal imager for a warrior; it’s a two-spectrum portable monitoring device “Derbnik” with video and thermal imaging channels combined in one housing. This device provides user actions in complete darkness and in enclosed spaces.
      1. svp67
        svp67 5 December 2013 13: 40
        Quote: carver
        so it

        I understand this, I'm interested in HOW MUCH EASY TO USE IT, how does the helmet behave, does it slip, how much does it take to strain the neck? There are many questions, can anyone answer ...
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  18. gladysheff2010
    gladysheff2010 5 December 2013 13: 59
    Electronic paper (English e-paper, electronic paper; also electronic ink, English e-ink) - information display technology developed to simulate conventional printing on paper and based on the phenomenon of electrophoresis. Unlike traditional flat-panel liquid crystal displays, which use the matrix light to form an image, electronic paper forms an image in reflected light, like ordinary paper, and can store an image of text and graphics for a fairly long time without consuming electrical energy and spending her only to change the image. Unlike traditional paper technology allows you to arbitrarily change the recorded image. Electronic paper should be distinguished from digital paper. So, gentlemen, do not confuse God's gift with scrambled eggs, because this device uses precisely this technology, which significantly reduces the mass and technical parameters of the product. Those who praise and those who blaspheme are wrong.