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G&H launches the StingRay NightCrawlIR HD MWIR CZ Lens Series

08 Apr 2021

Representing a revolution in cost and performance in the HD MWIR lens market.

Building on decades of heritage in the mid-wave infrared market, G&H 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 lenses ship standard with our StingWareTM Controller featuring:

  • metric zoom and focus mechanisms offering
    • positioning precision and repeatability
    • temperature adjusted focal length and object distance queries
  • 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.

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

  • StingWareTM Controller included on all lenses
    • Metric zoom and focus mechanisms
    • Athermal compensation
  • Fully configurable controller interface
    • Multiple communication protocols
    • Adaptable for power supplies from 12-24 V


  • Border surveillance and security
    • Pan/tilt zoom payloads
    • Mast-mounted installations
  • Land vehicles
    • Fire control systems
    • Missile and munitions trackers
    • Trailer mounted installations
  • Fixed wing/rotary aircraft
    • Loiter/track systems
    • Fire control
    • Large class gimbal payloads

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