Silent Sentinel, SKYLOCK link to provide East African government customer with mobile C-UAS capability

UK threat detection specialist Silent Sentinel has signed a contract with counter-UAS (C-UAS) solution provider SKYLOCK to provide swift delivery of its Jaegar Ranger 225 uncooled LWIR, and Jaegar Searcher 700 cooled MWIR thermal camera platforms for use by an East African government, with a delivery time of six weeks. SKYLOCK is part of the Israeli Avnon Group.

According to a press statement: “To fulfil an unprecedented immediate operational requirement, Silent Sentinel will provide a Jaegar Ranger 225 LWIR uncooled thermal camera as well as a Jaegar Searcher 700 cooled MWIR thermal camera. The Jaegar Pan and Tilt unit (PTU) will form part of both systems.  The cameras will be mounted on vehicles and are well suited to drone detection missions.” The Jaegar’s through-shaft allows a radar to sit above the PTU enabling uninterrupted 360° continuous rotation, ideal for drone detection and tracking applications. The radar will be supplied by Observation Without Limits and C-UAS software provided by MyDefence, a subsidiary of SKYLOCK.

The company says the Jaegar has a rapid release mechanism that allows for a range of interchangeable payloads to be mounted on the PTU making the platform extremely modular. The Jaegar is IP67-rated meaning that its ruggedized housing will ensure high performance even in the harsh conditions of East Africa. Suitable for mobile and vehicle-mounted applications, the Jaegar’s through-shaft allows the camera to continuously rotate through 360°, offering effective long-range detection of small aerial targets whilst the vehicle is travelling over rough terrain.

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(Image: Jaegar Ranger 225)

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