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16 Feb 17. Blighter Surveillance Systems Ltd (www.blighter.com), a British electronic-scanning (e-scan) radar and sensor solution provider, has unveiled Blighter® Explorer Nexus, a fully integrated, battery operated, man portable radar/camera surveillance system. It is designed for rapid deployment from transport backpacks by foot patrol or from a vehicle for use in remote border surveillance, temporary camp protection, forward reconnaissance and other covert operations. Blighter Explorer Nexus is a compact, lightweight and low power all weather surveillance solution and 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,” added Mark Radford. “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 is backpack mounted and can be set up and operated by a single user. The Blighter radar provides rapid detection and location of moving targets. For example, it can detect a crawler at 1.5 km (0.9 miles) and a moving vehicle at 8 km (5 miles). 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. Blighter radar solutions are used by the U.S. military and the British Army for force protection, and in numerous asset protection and border security applications, including monitoring the Korean Demilitarised Zone (DMZ), a buffer zone which runs 250 km across the Korean peninsula and separates North and South Korea. Blighter Surveillance Systems delivers an integrated multi-sensor package to systems integrators comprising the Blighter radars plus cameras, thermal imagers, trackers and software solutions. Its ITAR-free systems are used worldwide in commercial, government and defence markets in area and asset protection for national border security, homeland security, critical infrastructure protection such as oil and gas facilities, coastal surveillance, and in military applications. Blighter will be showcasing Blighter Explorer Nexus and other surveillance solutions – including the AUDS counter-drone system – at IDEX 2017 (Stand 05-C20).
16 Feb 17. HENSOLDT first presentation at IDEX. At IDEX 2017, the newly formed sensor house comprising Airbus’ defence electronics and optronics business, presents its extensive portfolio of sensor solutions under its future brand name HENSOLDT. The new sensor specialist offers innovative products for reconnaissance and intelligence, the protection of soldiers and situational awareness, taking full advantage of the broad technology basis established by predecessor companies such as Telefunken, Carl Zeiss Optronics and Dornier.
The future HENSOLDT is currently a wholly-owned subsidiary of Airbus and still officially operates under the name of Airbus DS Electronics and Border Security (EBS). Airbus has signed a share purchase agreement with the US financial investor KKR, as a result of which initially 7