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Obzerv sending 46 night-vision cameras to India

Obzerv Technologies Inc. has won a contract to supply 46 of its ARGC-2400 cameras to an Indian defence supplier.


January 17, 2012
by PLANT STAFF

QUEBEC: Obzerv Technologies Inc. has won a contract to supply 46 of its ARGC-2400 night-vision cameras to an Indian defence supplier.

Bharat Electronics Ltd., based in Bangalor, the capital of the southern state of Karnataka in India, will be integrating the electro-optic cameras into a multi-sensor coastal surveillance system.

The Quebec company said each system to be supplied to Indian Coastguard will include: the ARGC-2400, a thermal imager, a radar station and meteorological sensors, all of which will be mounted on lighthouses and towers.

Radar and thermal imager equipment will be used to detect intrusions from the sea, while the ARGC-2400 cameras will classify and identify those targets and provide “situational awareness” for potential countermeasures to a threat.

As a result of the 2008 Mumbai attack, India’s Coast Guard has been mandated to implement the best surveillance solution for monitoring and identifying vessels day or night.

Obzerv’s camera’s use a patent pending pulse laser source to identify vessels from a long distance. They collect the reflection of the laser pulse from the target, which allows any registration mark to be read as well as scene or targets to be observed regardless of their body temperature.

This program is the first phase of the Indian coastal surveillance project that will cover the entire coast.

No financial details were provided.