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Jenoptik supplements its laser rangefinder product family

Jenoptik will present the new products DLEM 30 and DLEM 45 at the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) trade fair in London from September 12 to 15, 2017.

DLEM 45 Laser Rangefinder Module

Following the successful launch of the diode laser rangefinder DLEM 20 in the fall of 2016, Jenoptik is now expanding the military sensor technology product family. Presented for the first time at the military trade fair DSEI, this second DLEM generation achieves values up to 100 percent better than those of the respective predecessor modules in terms of size, weight, and performance. Thus, for example, at 11 kilometers, the DLEM 45 measures more than twice as far for extended targets as the previous model. The new developments of Jenoptik are also distinguished by measurement precision of one meter for targets at a distance of up to 17 kilometers; previously a feature of considerably more complex laser rangefinders.

With a deployment temperature range of -40°C to +80°C unique on the market to date, the low beam divergence of ~ 0.7 mrad, the measuring frequency of up to 25 Hz, as well as qualifications according to US military standards (MIL-STD), the DLEM 30 and DLEM 45 modules address new application areas. They serve, for example, as sensors for drone defense, in armored fighting vehicles and main battle tanks, or installed in a high-performance gimbal in any kind of aircraft.

The DLEM 30 and DLEM 45 modules, together with the DLEM 20 module introduced in 2016, form the future product line of laser rangefinders from Jenoptik. They replace the successful predecessor series DLEM 1k, DLEM 2k, and DLEM 4k, which work in sensor systems for border monitoring, hand-held surveillance systems, or remotely operated weapons stations, as well as fire control systems or on helicopters and UAVs. Jenoptik is planning another expansion of the product family for 2018.

Images are available for download from the Jenoptik image database in the “Defense & Civil Systems / Press Photos” gallery.

Picture: Laser rangefinder module DLEM 45.

About Jenoptik and its Defense & Civil Systems segment

As an integrated photonics company, Jenoptik is active in the three segments Optics & Life Science, Mobility and Defense & Civil Systems.

The Defense & Civil Systems segment develops, produces and distributes mechatronic and sensor systems for civil and military applications. The portfolio ranges from individual assemblies, which customers integrate into their systems, through to complete systems and end products. The segment’s areas of competence are energy systems, optical sensor systems, stabilization systems, aviation systems as well as radomes & composites. Top-quality customer service ensures that the Jenoptik products and customer systems are supported over their useful lives, which generally extend over many years. The mechatronic products include diesel-electric gensets, electrical machines such as alternators, electric motors or converters, power electronics, heating systems and control units as well as lift systems and rescue hoists. They are used in drive, stabilization and energy systems for military and civil vehicles, rail and aircraft equipment. The sensor systems include infrared camera systems and laser rangefinders which are primarily used in automation technology, as well as security technology and military reconnaissance.


Point of Contact Petra Klaehn - Manager Communications and Marketing Defense and Civil Systems division

Petra Klähn

Communications and Marketing

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