Teledyne FLIR Defense, a subsidiary of Teledyne Technologies Inc. in Thousand Oaks, has launched a new lightweight vehicle surveillance system with “advanced counter-unmanned aerial system capabilities,” according to the company.
The system combines 3D radar, cameras and radio frequency detection and mitigation sensors to defend against the threat of small drones. The system also detects drone swarms by allowing operators to monitor up to 500 radar targets simultaneously.
“Protecting vast borders, shorelines and forward-operating bases is a job that has been made even more difficult with the challenges posed by drones,” said JihFen Lei, executive vice president and general manager of Teledyne FLIR Defense. “The light vehicle system” combines sophisticated counter-drone technologies and counter-measures to make it the most effective mobile surveillance system available to combat these dangers.”
The system also features rapidly relocatable perimeter protection from the system’s ability to quickly deploy, stow and redeploy the sensors; on-the-move counter-measures as operators can obtain threat assessments while the system is static or while driving the vehicle; and cybersecurity tools to deter hackers.
Shares of Teledyne (TDY) closed Tuesday up 54 cents, or a fraction of a percent, to $471.37 on the New York Stock Exchange.