Nov 2014 Spynel

What will be the next threat?

Do not let UASs go unnoticed

The Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) market has seen a spectacular boost in recent years, for both military and civilian applications. Not only can these systems provide a very effective protection to the troops on theaters of operations -we know for instance that Armed Predator drones are key elements in the campaign against Islamic State in Iraq; but also, at the other end of the spectrum, small and cheap UAS can easily be bought at the corner store; although these ones are marketed primarily for leisure applications they can nevertheless get involved in security issues. Some incidents have been reported, as in this article from Reuters, between airliners and drones sharing the same public airspace. Even more worrying is the potential use of these devices for terrorist actions, especially because they are hardly detectable by traditional radars.

Facing this situation, SPYNEL is the most affordable sensor for an effective, high-performance UAV detection and tracking over ultra wide area. SPYNEL systems feature a 360 degree infrared thermal imaging camera, covering the entire horizon, and an advanced image analysis software, providing automatic detection and tracking capabilities. It can detect and track UASs in real time up to 11 km away, through any type of inclement weather, day or night. SPYNEL systems can also gather forensic information at any time over a period of up to 30 days, thus allowing to replay any event captured. This flexibility can provide clear event documentation that could be used as legal evidence or to understand better the mechanism of an intrusion. 

Drone detection with Spynel

Identifying and tracking all suspects around!

The World’s Highest Definition IRST

SPYNEL-X is the IRST with the best HD image quality, capturing full panoramic images with an unequaled resolution up to 120 Mpix., as well as the longest detection range on the market at up to 8 km for a human. SPYNEL-X, like all SPYNEL systems, is a passive surveillance system that incorporates all the latest thermal imaging and sensing innovations, integrated into a rugged and field-proven design. A single SPYNEL-X sensor can perform 24/7 early human intrusion warning over a 16 km-diameter area, and effectively replaces up to ninety long-range MWIR cameras in one single sensor head. The system automatically detects and tracks an unlimited amount of conventional and asymmetric threats, including UAVs, RHIBs and crawling men, making the system ideal in providing critical wide area surveillance and continuous perimeter security for the protection of forward operating bases, air and navy bases, oil refineries, oil rigs, nuclear plants, borders, coasts, ports and airports.

Spynel-X, World's Highest Resolution IRST

As a testament to its long range surveillance capabilities, SPYNEL-X was awarded the 2014 Best Video Tracking/Wide Area/Long Range Surveillance from Government Security News’ Airport, Seaport, and Border Security Awards Program. SPYNEL systems have been deployed and proven in theaters of operations since 2008, performing well under tough constraints, in total darkness and demanding weather conditions.

Video: Perimeter Security and even more…

Please check out this new video and discover some of the main benefits of SPYNEL for the surveillance of a wide perimeter, and even more of its surroundings, as the SPYNEL’s field of view is not blocked by the fence.

Detected: SPYNEL in the news

Offshore Platform Provides Venue To Test New Technologies: specialists of Asymmetric Warfare tested and approved the SPYNEL-S for Maritime Domain Awareness:

“The use of radar is a less than ideal solution […]. This necessitated researching alternate techniques and technologies to perform maritime surveillance. […] The ground-based radar (GBR) had difficulty tracking parallel to the metal chain-link fence, a limitation not observed with the SPYNEL. The SPYNEL regularly tracked feral cats walking alongside the fence, which were completely untracked by the GBR” noticed B. Applegate and B. Hill.