Cedip to supply long-range multisensor electro-optic surveillance to Lebanese navy

The Lebanese National Defence Ministry has ordered six Pharos XLR3+ long-range multisensor surveillance platforms from Cedip Infrared Systems in Croissy-Beaubourg, France, to provide its naval forces with 24/7 long-range surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities in all weather conditions.

CROISSY-BEAUBOURG, France—The Lebanese National Defence Ministry has ordered six Pharos XLR3+ long-range multisensor surveillance platforms from Cedip Infrared Systems in Croissy-Beaubourg, France, to provide its naval forces with 24/7 long-range surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities in all weather conditions.

The Pharos XLR3+ is for applications including border and coastal surveillance, protection of sensitive sites, vessel traffic management, protection of fisheries exclusion zones, and law enforcement.

The Pharos XLR3+ features a two-axis platform that may accommodate different types of sensors. The supplied Pharos XLR3+ Platforms will be equipped with a long-range thermal imager to give night capabilities and a high-performance CCD camera with powerful zoom for daytime operation.

The Pharos XLR3+ standard configuration is based on the Cedip ADAMANT LR long-range thermal imager. Operating in the 3–5 micron (MWIR) spectral band, this thermal imager is for the maritime environment and hot climates.

The triple field of view optical lens provides the ability to survey perimeters as far away as 15 miles. The head of the Pharos XLR3+ engineered to withstand the harsh marine environment and meet IEC60945 standards, includes a wash/wiper system and internal heater to prevent misting on windows.

For more information, visi Cedip Infrared Systems online at www.cedip-infrared.com.

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