Lebanese navy ship in long-range surveillance

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The Lebanese National Defence Ministry has placed an order for six Pharos XLR3+ Long Range Multisensor Surveillance Platforms from Cedip Infrared to provide its naval forces with 24/7 long-range surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities in all weather conditions.

Selected for its high performance, compactness and operational robustness the Pharos XLR3+ provides operational effectiveness 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 sensor. 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 compact and lightweight Pharos XLR3+ standard configuration is based on the Cedip Adamant long range thermal imager. Operating in the 3-5µm (MWIR) spectral band, this thermal imager is field proven for the maritime environment and hot climates offering a full TV format resolution (640 x 512). The triple field of view optical lens provides the ability to survey perimeters up to 25km distant with optimised flexibility. 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.