Commercial / Defense
Airborne reconnaissance is critical for gathering intelligence and monitoring ground movements such as crop growth, surveying areas for danger, vehicle movement, and troop movement. Airborne surveillance is conducted by both manned and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) and for military and commercial purposes.
When technology is required that can provide intelligence day and night, in smoke and all-weather conditions, infrared cameras integrated into gimbals are used to provide the greatest situational awareness. Although visible cameras can now provide wide-area surveillance, their images can be easily disturbed by darkness, smoke, fog, rain, and snow. When combining visible video surveillance and a passive thermal infrared camera, the user is given a constant overview of the battlefield that is unaffected by weather and darkness.