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Choosing a thermal channel upgrade provider for armored vehicles


2 mins


Opgal staff writers

published published

February 19, 2017



Armored vehicle operators all suffer from a key issue. The better the armor, the less visibility they have. In this business, visibility can mean the difference between life and death, and better visibility through thermal channel upgrades is often the deciding factor in mission outcomes. Ideally, crews would have a 360-degree field of view of the situation outside the vehicle, while remaining safe inside. Thermal imaging is a technology that creates visibility based on emission of heat rather than light. The method has proven invaluable for crews working in armored vehicles and MBTs facing high-pressure situations in all lighting conditions. Security has been brought to a new level with driving vision enhancement, but as with any other technology there are constant updates, and this calls for a deeper understanding of options in order to choose the best thermal channel upgrade provider to keep your fleet relevant.

What to look for in a thermal channel upgrade

When installing new equipment, or updating existing channels, there are a few things to keep in mind:

These are some of the key points to consider when choosing a thermal channel upgrade provider for your armored vehicles and MBT fleets, but let’s not forget about the importance of support. As the new equipment is installed and integrated with existing tools, questions often arise. It is very important to have the technical support that helps to make the process of the upgrade easy and smooth. Opgal has 30 years of experience in the field providing battle-proven solutions for thermal channel upgrades. For more information contact us today.