IDEX 2015

Surveillance on the prowl [IDX15D1]

23 February 2015

Two decades of developing mobile solutions for the civil and military markets have seen Desert Wolf (South African pavilion, Stand 12-C20) offering a range of products for land, sea and air applications.

“Besides South Africa’s military and police, our clients include the UK armed forces, the United Nations and numerous security and law enforcement agencies around the world,” said managing director Hennie Kieser. “With proven capabilities to meet very specific client requirements, Desert Wolf’s mobile systems are used widely in the petrochemical, mining and border control environments.”

With access to high-end sensors, like those from FLIR, for which Desert Wolf is the official SADC distributor, the company’s offering includes fully fledged mobile command and control stations, communication and satellite trailers, and mobile surveillance systems.

The company has also developed tactical fixed-wing remotely piloted aerial systems (RPAS) and multi-copter RPAS for surveillance and crowd-control operations. With the increasingly widespread use of unmanned air systems (UAS), Desert Wolf is focusing on affordability and functionality.

“I believe clients would do well to look at our UAS launchers,” Kieser added. “They are man-portable and designed for quick change to launch different airframes one after the other with the same launcher system.”

Given its wide - ranging capabilities, Desert Wolf is actively seeking collaborative partnerships and even joint manufacturing in client countries.

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