HGH Infrared Systems Wins Multi-Million Euro Contract to Equip African Warships with SPYNEL Thermal Imaging Cameras

October 23rd, Paris, FranceHGH Infrared Systems has won a multi-million contract from a world leading shipyard, to equip 3 new warships with the latest generation of SPYNEL panoramic thermal cameras. In a context of maritimization of the global economy, HGH Infrared Systems affirms its leadership position in the field of security optronics for wide area surveillance.

Edouard Campana, Sales Director at HGH Infrared Systems, said: «We are proud to have been selected as preferred wide area surveillance sensor manufacturer by an African navy. SPYNEL 360° has become part of the must-have security equipment based on thermal imaging technology to detect asymmetric threats. We have been equipping ports and military ships for many years now, and this significant contract demonstrates the leadership of HGH Infrared Systems in panoramic imaging sensors. We are committed to providing the best situational awareness whether at sea or along the coast.»

These warships will be built during the next five years and will be equipped with the latest maritime technologies. Part of the complete surveillance equipment of the vessel, Spynel 360° InfraRed Search & Track System provides the highest image resolution in the world. With its 24/7 wide area surveillance capabilities, SPYNEL-X can detect, track and record an unlimited number of threats from a distance of 15km, night and day, even in adverse weather conditions. The new V-LRF technology features a visible channel to enhance threat identification as well as a Laser Range Finder to measure the threat distance while keeping continuous tracking. Hence, Spynel ensures the best of visual identification of potential threats within the air and sea zone.

HGH’s surveillance systems have been selected for their ability to maintain a high detection rate without false positives, to resist all the vibrations that affect ships and to be stabilized at sea state level 6, with 4 to 6-meter waves. Built up to military standards, the SPYNEL sensors were already chosen by several Navies and installed on multiple war frigates and maritime platforms around the worlds. Always focused on being one step ahead in panoramic thermal imaging technology, HGH Infrared Systems is committed to serving the naval industry with the most advanced and reliable 360° IRST systems.

Meet HGH Infrared Systems booth C37 HALL 2B this week at Paris Le Bourget, Parc des Expositions to discover our range of Spynel thermal imaging cameras.

For more information, visit: www.hgh-infrared.com

About HGH Infrared Systems:

HGH Infrared Systems has been an expert in infrared technology for over 35 years. Since 1982, HGH designs, develops, assembles and sells electro-optics systems and software for security, defense, oil & gas, energy and various industrial applications. The company has established itself as an international reference in terms of innovation in infrared technology, through the development of multiple advanced sensors, systems and proprietary software.

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