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G&H launches the StingRay NightCrawlIR HD CZ motorized MWIR lens series

21 Jan 2021

The StingRay NightCrawlIR™ series represents a revolution in cost and performance in the HD MWIR lens market.

Building on decades of heritage in the midwave infrared market, G&H Keene presents a no-compromise approach to conquering today’s demanding thermal imaging requirements.

Purpose-built from the ground up for the demands of high resolution applications, our NightCrawlIR™ series utilizes unique aperture-specific foreoptics and a modular base to maximize performance without breaking the budget.

Each lens in the series is ruggedized for tactical application with a sealed front lens flange interface and additional features for convenient payload, enclosure, and dewar installation. 

All NightCrawlIR lenses ship standard with our StingWare™ controller featuring metric zoom, metric focus, and active athermalization functionalities. The controller leverages integrated hardware on the lens cells to minimize system hysteresis to accurately and repeatedly report back exact focal length and object distances. This means never losing steps, no drift over temperature. Absolute position always.

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Key Features

  • Aperture specific configurations – no extenders
  • Ruggedized for tactical application: IP67 at front lens. Optional DLC coating
  • 19-22 mm cold shield heights supported
  • Supports up to 16.4 mm HD image formats

Key Benefits

  • StingWare™ controller included on all lenses ‒ Metric zoom and focus mechanism and athermal compensation
  • Fully configurable controller interface with multiple communication protocols and adaptable for power supplies from 12-24 V


  • Border surveillance and security
  • Land vehicles
  • Fixed wing/rotary aircraft

Contact G&H Keene (StingRay) today and a representative from our technical sales team will respond within 24 hours.

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