C4iSR: Maritime

HGH Infrared reveals details on new wide area surveillance system

21 April 2014
Sample display imagery from Spynel-S. The Spynel-X will feature twice the resolution at faster scan speeds. Source: HGH Infrared Systems

HGH Infrared Systems will launch a wide area surveillance system with higher resolution known as the Spynel-X 8000 at Euronaval 2014.

The product will be based on the company's Spynel family of mid-wave infrared (MWIR) surveillance systems that promises early warning against conventional and asymmetrical threats.

Company representative Clement G Barbier told IHS Jane's that current Spynel systems mounted on the French Navy's La Fayette-class guided missile frigates have performed well under various operating conditions, and feedback received has been very encouraging.

"We are receiving requests from operators for better performance specifications for naval operations. This is why we have come up with the Spynel-X 8000," said Barbier.

The Spynel-X will feature two improvements from the current top-of-the-range Spynel-S 6000 system: a faster scanning speed of 2 rounds per second and a higher image resolution of up to 60 mega-pixels.

"This will give operators a very clear view of subtle objects on the water such as floating logs or marine creatures," Barbier added. The system can detect a human at up to 6 km, a rigid-hull inflatable boat (RHIB) at up to 12 km and a ship at up to 25 km.

The product is claimed to be fully passive and undetectable by enemy radars. Naval installations of the Spynel-X will also be fitted with gyro-stabilisation features to ensure steady image captures.



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