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Antares sting in Scorpion's tail

2nd February 2017 - 11:07 GMT | by Victor Barreira in London

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Thales Optronics has developed the final version of its Antares situational awarness system that will be fitted to vehicles built under the French Scorpion programme.

It is a key system that will give the vehicles day and night 360º view and threat detection system using electro-optical cameras, a laser and screens for the vehicle crews.

Both the Jaguar and the Griffon 6x6 vehicles, which are built by Nexter, Renault and Thales will be fitted with Antares. It can detect snipers out to 150m and armoured vehicles out to 500m.

An initial batch of about 100 Antares systems have been ordered so far and

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Victor M.S. Barreira is a Shephard correspondent, covering South American defence and security affairs.

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