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Indo Defence 2016: Rheinmetall HEROLD Detects and Tracks Targets

Successful surveillance and reconnaissance operations

HEROLD, on display at Rheinmetall’s booth at Indo Defence 2016, is an electro-optical surveillance and fire-control system, which assures continuous 360° surveillance, detection, alerting and simultaneous tracking of more than 256 moving ground/surface and airborne objects. The combined key capabilities of the HEROLD system solution enable the operator to constantly generate and maintain optimum situational awareness.

The HEROLD system configuration encompasses three main system elements:

FIRST Sensor System – covering the complete angular range in azimuth, the Fast InfraRed Search and Track (FIRST) surveillance sensor delivers outstanding performance, assuring simultaneous detection and display of multiple ground/surface and airborne targets within a complete real-time panoramic thermal video stream, with a 5Hz repetition rate and an adjustable elevation beam from -29° to +35°. At Indo Defence 2016 the FIRST sensor head is on display, usable for various land-based and naval system applications.

Multi Sensor Platform MSP600 for enhanced target observation and evaluation – a long- range E/O sensor system for target evaluation, tracking and fire control which features a thermal imager, a switchable eye-safe laser rangefinder and a high performant daylight camera.

MMT – the sophisticated multi-mode multi-target tracker assures robust tracking capabilities and offers various search parameter settings for automatic target reconnaissance (ATR) and identification to reduce false alarms as well the workload of the operator during extended missions.

HEROLD/HEROLD Navy provide dynamic, high-precision, reliable surveillance capabilities in a wide array of operational scenarios: Airspace, ground/surface and coastal surveillance; air defence; border control; monitoring of harbour and airfield/airport installations; forward operating base protection; and air, ground and surface defence applications for various gun and missile systems. 

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