ADF selects gas-detection system

03rd May 2017 - 8:30

by The Shephard News Team



The Australian Defence Force has selected Bertin Technologies' Second Sight MS chemical threat standoff detector for the Australian Army, the company announced on 27 April.

The Second Sight MS is a remote gas-detection system that uses a real-time infrared sensor to detect threats such as chemical warfare agents or toxic industrial gas clouds at ranges of up to 5km.

The ruggedized system provides early warning of the threat, and gathers all the data needed to manage the attack: type of gas, location of source, extent and spread of contamination.

Romain Verollet, manager of defence and security, Bertin Technologies, said: 'The Second Sight is composed of different modules, providing it with unrivalled flexibility of use and versatility as well as compactness, deployability and operability.

'Another key advantage of our equipment is its ability to detect unexpected chemical threats in an asymmetric warfare scenario, no matter which is the type of gas used or the location of its dispersal.'