ASELSAN’s ASELPOD is spotted at Nigeria’s JF-17s

ASELSAN’s ASELPOD is spotted at Nigeria’s JF-17s


ASELSAN’s targeting pod electro-optical reconnaissance, surveillance and targeting system (ASELPOD) is seen at Nigeria Air Forces’ JF-17 Thunder multi-purpose fighters. Pakistan also uses the same pods. 

According to the images shared by Nigeria-based social media users, the JF-17 Thunder Block II warplanes imported from Pakistan are equipped with the ASELPOD. Along with the pod, laser-guided bombs were also seen under the wing.Nigeria inducted JF-17 warplanes into service in May 2021.

ASELPOD is an electro-optical reconnaissance, surveillance and targeting system explicitly designed for fighter aircraft.

ASELPOD is a multi-sensor targeting pod consisting of:

High Resolution, 3rd generation FLIR

Laser Range Finder / Target Designator

Advanced Video Tracking (Simultaneously on IR/Day Video)

IR/Day Video & Mission History Recording

Advanced Image Processing

Providing Highly Accurate Geo-Location Coordinates

ASELSAN’s ASELPOD is spotted at Nigeria’s JF-17s

General Features

Internal Boresight Unit

Dual-Wavelength Laser Range Finder

Common FOVs for the system (NFOF, WFOV, SWFOV)

Super Wide Field of View for IR Camera

Navigation capability at Night with IR video on HUD

Continuous Zoom for IR Camera (Optional)

Multi-Target Tracking

Air-to-Air and Air-to-Ground Modes

Video and Data Recorder (Optional)

Laser Range Finder and Target Designator

Wavelength (Combat): 1064 nm

Wavelength (Training): 1570 nm

Repetition rate: up to 20 Hz

Laser Pointer Wavelength: NIR

Laser Spot Tracker Wavelength: 1064 nm

Communication Interface MIL-STD-1553B

Video Interface

2x Video Output (RS-170)

1x Video Input (Optional)

Power Interface 115 VAC 400Hz and 28 VDC

Size

Diameter: 430 mm

Length: 2350 mm

Weight 240 kg

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