Safran Optics 1 – STERNA

Safran Optics 1  STERNA provides 24-hour True North capabilities in virtually all terrains and weather conditions. It does not require the operator to carry any support resources to directly determine True North. It will operate in GNSS-denied (Global Navigation Satellite System) environments and will not be disturbed if operated within magnetically disturbed environments, such as next to a heavy armored vehicle. It will also operate in a hardened concrete environment, such as a heavy urban terrain indoors.

STERNA is a modular system to support multi-mission requirements when integrated with Safran Optics 1 reconnaissance and surveillance devices. Swap the STERNA capable payloads in five seconds, and it will automatically detect and communicate with the device appropriately.

  • Lock and load mechanism
  • 72-hours extended mission capability
  • Non-magnetic north finding
  • Ultralight, man-portable system <3 kg (<7 lbs)


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