French customs services uses surveillance sensors

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The General Directorate of French Customs has selected the Pharos LRN multisensor surveillance sensor from Cedip Infrared Systems to equip its two new coastguard patrol craft currently still in construction in Boulogne-sur-Mer, in the North of France. These two modern patrol craft are intended to facilitate maritime police force reconnaissance as well as sea search and rescue missions.

The system supplied will be controlled by two piloting consoles integrated and interfaced with the patrol craft navigation systems. The Pharos LRN enables detection of small boats at distances of up to 10 nautical miles and automatic tracking of targets spotted by video or detected by radars' ship.

Selected for its high performance, compactness and operational robustness the Pharos LRN is a high-resolution gyrostabilised multi-sensor platform specifically designed to provide top quality surveillance imaging in all visibility conditions (day or night).

It features a two-axis stabilised platform equipped with a long range 640 x 512 pixels cooled thermal imager to give night capabilities and a colour CCD camera with powerful zoom for daytime operation. The head has been engineered to withstand the harsh marine environment of this application, and includes wash/wiper system and internal heater to prevent icing on windows.

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