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The Effects of Atmospheric Conditions on Ballistic Flight

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The Effects of Atmospheric Conditions on Ballistic Flight written by Dr Philip Richardson, Senior Applications Engineer at FT Technologies.

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0-75 m/s

No minimum wind speed required

71.2 mm tall

Hard-anodised aluminium body in a compact design


While temperature cycled from +125°C to -90°C

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CBRN Detection Equipment

Lockheed Martin integrated FT sensors into their Chemical, Biological, Radiological Early Warning Systems (CBREW). The small size and low weight of the surface mounted sensors also allow for easy transportation and rapid setup and breakdown of their remote monitoring units for incident-based application.

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Hostile Artillery Locating System

Featuring a bespoke meteorological sensor manufactured by FT Technologies, HALO is an acoustic weapon locating system designed and developed by BAE Systems. In service with the British Army since 2002, HALO and the FT sensor function reliably in desert, mountainous and arctic military environments.

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Fire Control System Accuracy

EOS needed a robust wind speed, direction and temperature sensor to achieve their desired specifications for Remote Weapons Stations. The system is fitted to vehicles that travel over tough terrain, so survivability of peak and cumulative vibration patterns was mandatory. The FT sensor has been successfully integrated to improve ballistics accuracy.

Battlefield Meteorological System

FT’s Acu-Res technology enables the METSMAN to reliably measure wind speed and direction whilst on the move – even under the most severe climatic and environmental conditions. With no moving parts and an extremely low thermal signature, this technology is ideal for all applications requiring meteorological information.

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40dB stronger signal than other ultrasonic technologies

Doesn’t emit heat or radiation, cannot be detected by infrared

Maintenance-free with no moving parts to degrade or damage

Reduced down-time with over 99.9% data availability

Withstands extreme environments and weather conditions