Swiss prisons to get Radshield system
Rheinmetall has received orders from Switzerland's Lenzburg central prison and Bostadel inter-cantonal penitentiary to install its Radshield UAV detection system, the company announced on 12 April.
The Radshield system includes an array of video cameras, infrared sensors and radars to monitor the grounds and airspace of infrastructure facilities day and night, detecting any flying object - not just UAVs but also model planes and balloons.
The system can also detect objects thrown over walls and fences, even when they measure only a few centimetres in diameter.
The equipment will enables guards to better monitor the fenced-in zone and other sensitive areas of the facilities and counter attempts to smuggle in contraband such as weapons, drugs, tools and mobile phones. Prison personnel are warned immediately as soon as a foreign object flies into the monitored area, allowing them to take quick action such as sealing off affected areas of the prison, evacuating and/or searching prisoners and parts of the facility.
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