NATO Alliance Future Surveillance and Control (AFSC)

The Airborne Early Warning and Control System (or AWACS) has been NATO’s eyes in the sky since the 1980s. AWACS has served in every NATO operation as a visible symbol of the Alliance’s presence, while making important contributions in air surveillance, command and control, and other missions crucial to the Alliance’s defence and security. AWACS…

FLIR Mobile Vehicle Surveillance System (MVSS)

Your borders are under constant threat. Smugglers, traffickers, terrorists— you name it. You know they’re coming, just not when or where. The MVSS gives you a powerful, flexible, long-range integrated surveillance system. As a stand-alone system, or interconnected network, MVSS combines ground surveillance radar and multispectral imaging sensors to detect threats up to 25 kilometers…

FLIR LTV: All-Terrain Self-Contained Mobile Surveillance System

It’s a lot of ground to cover. Lots of unknowns. Lots of people and things to protect. And you’re the one holding the line. Now, with LTV, you’re better equipped than ever. A tactical mobile surveillance platform, LTV gets you into position and gives you clear situational awareness. All day, all night. And from extreme…

#135 Radar Sensors / Switches: Comparison and Tests

In video #40, I compared ultrasonic distance sensors, and in video #97 I compared PIR sensors. Both can be used to detect movement, and both use different physical principles. Today we will have a look at a new kid This is one of the strangest devices which came across my desk. Small and some of…

Testing The Sound Mirrors That Protected Britain

These are the Sound Mirrors on Romney Marsh on the south-east coast of England. And in the 1930s, these were Britain’s experimental early warning system against aerial attack. And with the help of a few folks, today we’re going to test them. Now the small dishes over there, they were the first mirrors at this…