Security Solutions

Persistent Surveillance System – Protection of critical asset

The Persistent Surveillance System (PSS) provides wide-area observation, detection, identification, and monitoring of threats against military installations and other critical infrastructure, such as forward operating bases, forward operating positions, petroleum facilities and power generation stations.

The PSS comprises the Persistent Surveillance Aerostat (PSA) and the Persistent Surveillance Tower (PST). The PSA is an aerostat with a stabilized electro-optical sensor operating at 300 m above ground and the PST has a stabilized electro-optical sensor and an optional radar installed on a 32 m trailer-mounted tower. Using the SC2PS application, all sensors can be operated from one control shelter where sensor data is displayed and exploited.

The PSS has a proven record, being in service for the Canadian Forces' Forward Operating Bases in Afghanistan, Winter Olympic Games 2010 in Vancouver, and the G8 and G20 summits 2010 in Canada.

Key benefits

The Persistent Surveillance System (PSS) provides a wide-area, long range observation capability for the detection, identification, and monitoring of potential threats. Key system benefits include:

  • Long range surveillance
  • Early threat detection
  • Rapid decision-making cycle
  • Improved response time
  • Seamless integration of all sensors

Key Characteristics

The PSA and PST systems have common performance and technical characteristics:

  • 360° persistent surveillance capability, 24/7 day and night
  • Provides real-time surveillance and situation awareness
  • Automatic intruder detection
  • Compact, multi-sensor tactical surveillance system
  • Full HD video output
  • Real time, geo-referenced imagery
  • Passive detection
  • Transportable, compact, and easily deployed
  • Qualified and proven in service
  • Easy to learn, operate, and maintain
  • Crew: 3 to deploy, 1 to operate