Long-range ground surveillance [CANSEC2016D2]

26 May 2016

FLIR Systems (Booth 435) has announced the release of two high-performance ground surveillance tools for border security and force protection: the LTV-X light tactical vehicle and the FLIR Ranger R6SS portable radar.

The LTV-X (pictured) is a rugged, tactical reconnaissance vehicle that can be transported inside a Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey for rapid deployment in support of urgent operational requirements.

Featuring multiple integrated sensors, such as the TacFLIR 280-HD multispectral ISR turret and the Ranger R6SS ground surveillance radar, the LTV-X also includes an onboard command and control system that enables full control, exploitation and dissemination of real-time imagery and target tracking between deployed mobile and fixed assets.

The LTV-X also offers near-silent operation when stationary.

The Ranger R6SS ground surveillance radar detects and tracks personnel and vehicles within a 15km range, with a low false alarm rate, and is designed to perform in the most demanding environments, including X-band operation for superior rain penetration.

Featuring advanced digital beam-forming and a high-speed refresh rate, the FLIR Ranger R6SS offers superior target detection, acquisition and classification as well as clutter rejection. With built-in North-finding and GPS capabilities, it can be mounted on a vehicle or dismounted and carried for artillery and mortar fire correction.

Depending on mission objectives, operators can network multiple vehicles, sensors and even unmanned aerial system assets with a central command centre to give unprecedented situational awareness and responsiveness.

The LTV-X also offers a wireless system that provides target bearing and geo-referenced co-ordinates to other personnel, vehicles and command and control systems for precise target location. Other features include a laser rangefinder, laser pointer, illuminator and battery-operated quiet mode.

“The Ranger R6SS and LTV-X are FLIR’s latest innovations in support of mission-critical ground surveillance, force protection and border security that leverage our commercially developed, military qualified model,” said Kevin Tucker, vice president and general manager of FLIR Surveillance.

Both new products are available for orders.

Last month, FLIR introduced a range of thermal imaging solutions for firefighters, including the K33 and K53 handheld, 4in screen cameras, the KF6 camera for fire engines and two aerial first responder kits featuring the DJI Zenmuse XT powered by FLIR. Positioned near the middle of FLIR’s firefighting camera line-up, the K33 and K53 will provide more firefighters with thermal imaging capabilities, so they can see through smoke, identify hot spots, navigate safely and locate and rescue victims more easily.

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