Naval Defense

QPD is an essential visual Defense element for the military ships self defense. As a last resort complement to electromagnetic and automatique systems like radar or optronic systems like infared turret, this sighting solution gives the angular coordinates to the fire control system on military ships.

As a first level and last generation Naval Defense equipment, the QPD ensures the target optic designation and establish a visual defense system embedded on surface ships to complete eventual deficiencies of the automatic detection system for the Naval Defense at first level.

 It represents the last ditch to transmit the angular coordinates of a close range threat to the fire system, in charge of the identification and the immediate processing.

It represents the last ditch to transmit the angular coordinates of a close range threat to the fire system, in charge of the identification and the immediate processing.

Key data

  • Portable and mobile
  • Reflex actions
  • Precise and quick designation for day or night luminosity
  • Full angular coverage
  • All armament system compatibility
  • Tested and approved in operational use

Releases / Versions

We are currently selling QPD 3rd generation systems. Over the past 15 years, a constant research effort has led to various update of the visual targeting system, so as to best meet the customer’s needs and end the user’s demands.

Since the beginning of the QPD project, three versions have been developed: 

  •  First, a prototype, was developed for French Navy experimentations. Its role was to confirm the initial concept on an operational and technical point of view, to demonstrate capabilities and add ins of the solution;
  • Then, an equipment full set has been mounted on board French warships;
  • On the third generation, QPD is fitted with daylight binoculars, IR binoculars or a Light Intensifier Device for night vision, using optic fiber gyrometers and embedded electronics.

We are now developing a new version which we intend to manufacture in 2017.

References

Due to its main operational advantages, the SOFRESUD QPD has been selected by major western navies to fit their major combatant ships:

Countries, programs and type of warships QPD is embedded.

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For more information Tel. : + 33 4 94 11 57 00 contact@sofresud.com

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