C4iSR: Land

MIP sensor set for 2018 fielding

07 August 2017

A multisensor reconnaissance system (multisenzorska inteligentna platforma: MIP), under development by Serbia's Military Technical Institute (MTI) to meet the needs of the country's army, is undergoing testing and is expected to enter service in mid-2018.The MIP sensor fitted to a telescopic mast and installed on a Land Rover. (Christopher F Foss)The MIP sensor fitted to a telescopic mast and installed on a Land Rover. (Christopher F Foss)

The MIP system is intended to provide intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) and target acquisition functions, during day and night and in all weather conditions.

The sensor package includes a high definition (HD) video camera with a 10x zoom function and a dual field-of-view thermal camera. The system also features a laser rangefinder with a maximum range of 8,000 m, and a stated accuracy of at least 5 m.

The sensor pod can be traversed through 360°, and can be elevated from -90° (for stowage) to 40°.

To provide enhanced situational awareness, the MIP system includes a GPS receiver, said to be accurate to 2.5 m, and a digital magnetic compass.

The MIP control station features two flat-panel displays and a joystick interface. Once the targets have been identified and confirmed as hostile – and their exact position confirmed – these data can be automatically sent to the Army Geographic Information System (AGIS).

Data can also be sent to other networked systems and, in addition to forming part of a complete ISR network, the MIP can be used as a standalone system.

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