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Nobody hides from these sensors.

Insurgents beware. A new, compact, multiple sensor system is able to identify targets partially hidden in camouflage or vegetation. The Lockheed Martin sensor package relies on a long-range variant of its LADAR (laser detection and ranging) technology, a television camera and forward-looking infrared.

The three-dimensional system can be operated in a high-resolution mapping mode, has a range of 20 kilometers.

Contained in a 15-inch turret, the advanced sensors can be placed on either manned or unmanned aerial platforms. The company said the system could have applications in disaster recovery and homeland security.
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Title Annotation:TECH TALK
Author:Williams, Robert H.
Publication:National Defense
Date:May 1, 2006
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