RF and electro-optical sensors with airborne drone and target detection introduced by FLIR

WILSONVILLE, Ore. – FLIR Systems Inc. in Wilsonville, Ore., is introducing RF and electro-optical sensors with airborne drone and target detection capabilities for global militaries and government agencies including border patrol agents.

By Intelligent Aerospace staff
By Intelligent Aerospace staff

WILSONVILLE, Ore. – FLIR Systems Inc. in Wilsonville, Ore., is introducing RF and electro-optical sensors with airborne drone and target detection capabilities for global militaries and government agencies including border patrol agents.

These products include two FLIR Ranger mid-range panel radars, one with airborne drone and ground target detection, and the Recon V UltraLite thermal monocular. The products are part of FLIR's Soldier Solutions family.

The FLIR Ranger R8SS-3D and R8SS radars offer mid-range detection capability for fixed-based installation and forward-deployed operations personnel. The R8SS-3D detects land and air objects, such as micro-drones, and differentiates birds from drones.

The Ranger R8SS-3D reports the altitude and location of small drones at ranges of 2 miles and can also detect vehicles and people walking or crawling. the R8SS-3D and the R8SS, the latter of which offers land detection only, can detect more than 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-degree surveillance, ensuring that threats within surveillance range are detected.

The FLIR Recon V UltraLite thermal monocular weighs less than three pounds and can be used as a handheld device or mounted to a tripod or other fixed location. The system also has Android Tactical Assault Kit (ATAK) network capabilities to provide warfighters real-time understanding of what's going on around them. It can run for as long as four hours on commercially available AA batteries.

For more information contact FLIR Systems online at /www.flir.com.

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