Vanguard Magazine

Aug/Sept 2014

Preserving capacity, General Tom Lawson, Chief of the Defence Staff, Keys to Canadian SAR

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10 AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2014 Ottawa-based Track24 Defence has developed a ruggedized, handheld, waterproof, IP68-rated beyond line-of-sight satellite device called the Echo, for secure blue force tracking and command and control. The commercial off-the-shelf tracking and mes- saging solution operates on the Iridium satellite constellation and can function as a standalone device or as part of Track24 s SCC TITAN BFT software. Giles Peeters, Track24 defence sector director, says the Echo is smaller than the company's earlier tracking device, the Whisper, but is a better option for operating in austere environ- ments. With the ability to connect to an array of tablets, smartphones or sensors to transmit data in near-real time, the Echo has already found a home with one special forces organization. the Echo eff ect Burlington-based L-3 WESCAM has introduced enhancements to the electro-optical and infrared (EO/IR) surveillance and targeting products within its MX-Series portfolio. For the MX-15 Surveillance System, the changes include enhanced imaging capability under a wide range of illumination conditions, improved zoom optics and a high-resolution shortwave IR imager with outstanding range performance at the limits of atmospheric visibility. The MX-20D & 25D Targeting Systems has added an Laser Spot Tracker and the MX-25 Surveillance & MX-25D Targeting Systems has enhanced low-light imaging capability. Furthermore, the turrets within the MX-Series can now be equipped with L-3 WESCAM's recently launched Kinetic technologies, which includes the ability to acquire accurate speed indications for ground vehicles; the ability to overlay location, direction of line of sight and a selected fi eld of view of a sensor onto a geographical moving map; the ability to detect multiple moving targets in an im- age stream; and the ability to combine the latter two into a powerful, integrated set of operator capabilities. Revision Military, a division of Montreal-based Revision Eyewear, recently unveiled a fully integrated night vision mount and accessory rail system, designed to fi t ACH-style helmets. The Revision Viper Front Mount doubles as an NVG mount as well as the platform to armor up in high-threat situations with the company's Batlskin Visor and Mandible Guard. The combination is a fully integrated and modular head protection system. The new interlocking rails mean head-borne accessories can be quickly attached or unattached as required. DEFENCE MARKET Rousseau Metal of St. Jean-Port-Joli in Quebec is highlighting the quality and durability of its "L" line of cabinets. Applicable for a range of industrial environments, the cabinet drawers have a 100-pound capacity and 100 percent extension. The lock-in mechanism prevents drawers from accidentally opening and central locking ensures maximum security for both equipment and users. The sliding system also comes with a lifetime warranty. The "L" cabinets can be fi xed or mobile by adding casters – the 6-inch models have a 900-pound capacity per caster. Like all Rousseau products, "L" cabinets are designed, manufactured and tested in North America to ensure superior and consistent product quality. top drawer cabinet system Enhancing the eye in the sky An all-in-one modular solution

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