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New Blighter surveillance system introduced

17th February 2017 - 03:02 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Blighter Surveillance Systems has developed a new fully integrated, battery operated, man portable radar/camera surveillance system designed for rapid deployment, the company announced on 16 February.

Called the Blighter Explorer Nexus, the system can be transported in backpacks or vehicles for use in remote border surveillance, temporary camp protection, forward reconnaissance and other covert operations.

The compact, lightweight and low power all weather surveillance solution comprises the Blighter B202 Mk2 e-scan micro Doppler ground surveillance radar, an integrated visible and infra-red thermal imaging camera system, a Windows HMI, covert eyepieces and optional rugged laptop. The product is designed for fully covert operation with a 'silent' mode and zero light emissions.

Mark Radford, CEO, Blighter Surveillance Systems, said: 'Blighter Explorer Nexus is a rapidly deployable fully integrated e-scan radar and thermal imaging system designed to provide covert all weather day/night surveillance for small border patrols in mountainous terrain and for specialist reconnaissance personnel including those operating behind enemy lines.

'Our new system is designed for covert foot patrol deployment in specially designed transport backpacks with the radar and camera sensors mounted on a single tripod. This means wide area detection can be up and running in a matter of minutes providing immediate protection for the military or black ops personnel.'

Blighter Explorer Nexus can be set up and operated by a single user. The radar provides rapid detection and location of moving targets, such as a crawler at 1.5km and a moving vehicle at 8km. The radar automatically cues a long-range camera to enable the operator to identify any target. A wireless backhaul link can be used to send real time sensor data feeds to a remote location for monitoring and strategic evaluation.

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