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What is the difference between military thermal imager and civilian thermal imager?


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Not in the sense that electromagnetic radiation has a specific range limit; you can see the Andromeda galaxy with the naked eye, and it's 2 million light years away. My FLIR camera can make out the moon, still 360,000 to 400,000km away.

Export-restriction for thermal imagers begin where the framerate exceeds 10fps (so most commercial thermal cameras are capped at 9, except the ones from China, it seems); the higher end TIs have higher sensor resolution (which extends the range at which you can identify a target) and are often liquid nitrogen-cooled for higher sensitivity.

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1 hour ago, Ssnake said:

Not in the sense that electromagnetic radiation has a specific range limit; you can see the Andromeda galaxy with the naked eye, and it's 2 million light years away. My FLIR camera can make out the moon, still 360,000 to 400,000km away.

Export-restriction for thermal imagers begin where the framerate exceeds 10fps (so most commercial thermal cameras are capped at 9, except the ones from China, it seems); the higher end TIs have higher sensor resolution (which extends the range at which you can identify a target) and are often liquid nitrogen-cooled for higher sensitivity.

Faster imaging speed,higher resolution , higher sensitivity.

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1 hour ago, Ssnake said:

Export-restriction for thermal imagers begin where the framerate exceeds 10fps

But the French supplied thermal cameras to the Russian tanks.

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Yes, that was a decision of the French government that they may now regret (though in all fairness, even the late Soviet Union had already mastered the technology of domestically produced TIs).

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On 7/2/2022 at 1:15 PM, Ssnake said:

Yes, that was a decision of the French government that they may now regret (though in all fairness, even the late Soviet Union had already mastered the technology of domestically produced TIs).

The age old saga of the defence industry

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