|Thales’s DISCUS sensor and surveillance system selected by Canadian army|
|Thu, 04 June 2009 11:18|
Ottawa, June 3, 2009 - Thales has been awarded a $12.5 million Persistence Surveillance Towers System contract by the Government of Canada. The Thales Deployable Integrated Sensors for CompoUnd Security (DISCUS) system, will provide the Canadian Army with the ability to protect personnel against improvised explosive devices through the use of persistent wide area observation, detection, identification and monitoring.
“The DISCUS system gives the Canadian Forces a battle-proven Force Protection system that has been operationally deployed by NATO forces in Afghanistan since 2006“ said Guy Baruchel, President of Thales Canada. “This system includes cartography, radar management and camera
The video images are displayed on a graphical user interface. Smart algorithms can be applied to this interface such as Local Adaptive Contrast Enhancement, image stabilization, dynamic super resolution for low contrast conditions and operational aiding tools. All sensors and the graphical user interface are connected to Thales’s SmartNet network; a versatile solution for the different interface standards in the system. The system can support multiple sensors and has a modular infrastructure that allows for other types of sensors such as motion detectors, hostile fire indicators and aerostats.
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