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FLIR introduces radar and thermal products

24th May 2018 - 07:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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FLIR Systems has introduced three products for use by global militaries and government agencies including border patrol agents, the company announced on 22 May.

The products include two FLIR Ranger R8SS-3D and R8SS mid-range panel radars, one with airborne UAS and ground target detection, and the Recon V UltraLite thermal monocular.

The radars offer mid-range detection capability for both fixed-based installation and forward-deployed operations personnel. The R8SS-3D detects both land and air objects, such as micro-UAS and differentiates birds from UAS. The Ranger R8SS-3D reports the altitude and location of sUAS at ranges of 3.2km and can detect vehicles and people walking or crawling. The R8SS offers land detection only.

Both the R8SS-3D and the R8SS can detect over 500 threats and their exact locations simultaneously and work within an existing data network. The R8SS series mount to either a vehicle, surveillance tower, or tripod and allows for full 360° surveillance, ensuring that threats within surveillance range are detected.

The FLIR Recon V UltraLite is a thermal monocular that weighs less than 3lbs and is 2.5lbs lighter than previous versions. The system can be used as a handheld device or mounted to a tripod or other fixed location.

James Cannon, president and CEO of FLIR, said: ‘With the ability to detect both drones and land-based objects, our new mid-range 3D radar complements our Ranger radars product line, filling a critical gap for fixed site security and the broader force protection mission.'

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