GDA 2017: Thales system for Kuwait patrol vehicles
Thales is integrating a remotely-operated turret and surveillance system on Kuwait Ministry of Interior armoured patrol vehicles, the company announced on 20 November.
All vehicles are expected to be ready for operations by the end of 2017.
The advanced turret is being integrated onto eight existing 4x4 vehicles used for internal security, public safety and surveillance missions. The vehicles are operated by the Kuwaiti Security Shield department.
The system includes a high definition day and night thermal commander’s sight, main gunner thermal camera, local situation awareness sensors and acoustic shot detection system.
The new capabilities are fully integrated into a specially designed central mission system equipped with high quality recording capability which enables all mission aspects to be stored to assist in post analysis, training and mission accountability.