Bertin Technologies, a subsidiary of CNIM, has announced that its Second Sight® MS standoff detector of chemical threats has just been chosen by the Australian Defence Force (ADF) to equip its troops.
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Bertin’s Second Sight®MS standoff gas-detection camera (Photo: Bertin)
“The Second Sight® is composed of different modules, providing it with unrivalled flexibility of use and versatility as well as compactness, deployability and operability,” comments Romain Verollet, Manager in charge of the Defence & Security product range. “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,” he adds.
The Second Sight® MS is a remote gas-detection system employing an infrared sensor in real-time and designed to detect threats such as chemical warfare agents or toxic industrial gases. Second Sight® MS permits the stand-off detection, identification and full visualization in real time of a gas cloud at ranges up to 5 km. The equipment has been certified by third party agencies as conforming to the requisite standards for military use in terms of its capacity to detect chemical warfare agents, water-and dust-proofing (IP standard), electromagnetic compliance (CEM) and resistance to vibration and shock (Mil-Std 810). Hence it is possible to gain the advantage of early warning of a chemical threat and to gather all the data needed to manage the attack: type of gas, location of source, extent and spread of contamination.
BERTIN TECHNOLOGIES, subsidiary of CNIM, relies on its long history of innovative engineering to develop, produce and market innovative systems and equipment worldwide. With close to €96M in turnover and 700 partners in 2016, of which 2/3rd are engineers and high-level managers, the group works in four major fields: Systems and Instrumentation, Consulting and Engineering including a substantial part devoted to risk management and ergonomics, Information Technology and Pharmaceuticals and Biotechs.
Bertin Technologies’ leading instrumentation activity is represented by BERTIN INSTRUMENTS dedicated to measurement and sampling for:
• Lab Equipment: sample preparation, air sampler, cell imaging.
• Nuclear Instrumentation: radon monitoring, environmental radiation monitoring systems, radiation portal monitors, health physics.
• Defence, Security and Safety: gas detection, optronics.
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