Teledyne FLIR Defense has unveiled a new Lightweight Vehicle Surveillance System (LVSS) with revolutionary air domain awareness (ADA) and advanced counter-unmanned aerial system (C-UAS) capabilities. Mounted on a standard Ford-250 cargo chassis, the removable, skid-based, mobile surveillance system deploys in under a minute to counter-drone swarms.
The LVSS ADA C-UAS is an enhanced addition to Flir’s field-proven LVSS platform that features reliable, rapidly deployable, cutting-edge technology to detect and mitigate the growing threat of small drones. The LVSS leverages a powerful combination of 3D radar, EO/IR camera, and RF detection and mitigation sensors to provide early warning alerts and recognition throughout the mission – day and night. Threats are detected and displayed simultaneously, showing the position and elevation of all radar tracks.
The system can detect drone swarms by allowing operators to monitor up to 500 radar targets simultaneously. A multi-spectral imager captures key UAS elements that help identify high-risk targets for a pinpointed response. With a 16-foot mast that can rise above trees and obstacles, the installed sensors create a complete surveillance picture comprised of data, video, and geospatial locations to identify and classify potential targets for quick, decisive action. With the mast stowed in the truck bed, the vehicle provides an inconspicuous solution for military operations.
Other features of the LVSS ADA C-UAS include rapidly relocatable perimeter protection, advanced, high-performing video analytics, a new Cameleon V5 command, and control software, and increased cyber security tools.
“Protecting vast borders, shorelines, and forward-operating bases is a job that’s been made even more difficult with the challenges posed by drones,” said Dr. JihFen Lei, executive vice president, and general manager of Teledyne FLIR Defense. “The LVSS C-UAS combines sophisticated counter-drone technologies and counter-measures to make it the most effective mobile surveillance system available to combat these dangers.”