Navantia’s integrated surveillance and reconnaissance system
The Spanish company which is strong in offerings for navies has some products and solutions for land, through Navanita Faba, which is a state-of-the-art centre specialised in the integration of hightech complex systems. Navantia Faba has acquired the know-how as a combat system integrator with many types of ships, patrol vessels, air-defence frigates, submarines, aircraft carrier etc.
It is offering now land surveillance and reconnaissance system called SERT showcased at Eurosatory.
Giving details of the system, Jose Alfonso Cardona Peral, Programme Manager, said that the company, which had a rich knowledge-base, had come up with this offshoot in land systems. “We are offering this to the Spanish Army as well as marketing it in Latin America where Spanish is the language and easy for us to work with. But, we are now looking at other markets too, including India.”
The SERT, he said, comprised electrooptical (EO) battlefield surveillance and target location system; integrated defence (self-protection) system; navigation and night driving aiding system and battlefield management system. The integrated system, he claimed, gave the soldier solid information which could be used decisively.
The electro-optical battlefield surveillance and target location system allows day and night battlefield surveillance and target detection. It is based on an EO system with latest generation passive (IR, visible) and active (laser) sensors. It has both on-vehicle and dismounted versions.
The integrated defence system provides the vehicle with a self-protection system integrated with all other vehicle systems, avoiding the crew exposure to the vehicle outside. Modular allows the installation of small calibre guns: 7.62mm and 12.70mm.
The navigation and night driving aiding system is designed to provide all-weather vehicle operation. It is based on a high resolution uncooled thermal imager integrated with all other in-vehicle systems for safe driving in complete darkness.
The battlefield management system provides mission specific tools (artillery, cavalry, intelligence) and is completely integrated with all other SERT systems as well as with the unit command, control and communication system, avoiding unnecessary duplicities and providing safe redundancies.