Forward Operating Base Surveillance

PANORAMIC PROTECTION of forward Operating Base

In theatre, defense and security forces often operate outside of developed areas and within isolated, high risk conditions. On these bases 24/7 surveillance is not easily executed but is vital to mission success and personnel safety. Threats are unexpected and can come from all directions.


  • 24/7 surveillance of wide areas
  • Need for quick, adaptive deployment
  • Harsh environmental conditions: extreme heat, cold, precipitation
  • Potential for false alarm due to cluttered environment
  • Limited access to resources and utilities
  • Operators with insufficient training
  • Integration with existing radar and long range PTZ cameras
  • Integration with C4ISR
  • Payload limitations on tower
Afghanistan Forward operating base

Solution: SPYNEL 360 thermal imaging sensors for 24/7 wide area surveillance in any conditions

The Spynel infrared camera systems utilize advanced thermal imaging technology to monitor activities in a complete 360 degree field of view in real-time. The ultra-wide, panoramic IR sensors operate in the 3-5 or 8-12µm spectral range, and automatically detect and track targets using complex algorithms. Adding to the capability of a radar and a long range FLIR, the Spynel sensors provide high resolution, Multi Mega Pixel panoramic images in complete darkness and adverse weather conditions. These innovative technologies operate as optical radars coupled with powerful analytics. Data feed provided by the Spynel are used to allow personnel in theater to quickly and effectively pinpoint targets in the most demanding operational environments and gather forensics intelligence on insurgent or terrorist activity on the ground. Forensics capabilities allow operators to replay and analyze an incident after the fact to identify ennemy CONOPS.

3 Key Points

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Long distance panoramic surveillance

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Lightweight, compact and mobile

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Multiple real-time detections

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