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Towers for Homeland SecurityNew Heights Manufacturing Inc., Quantico, Va., announced during the federal government’s Force Protection Equipment Demonstration, that it had become a qualified manufacturer of a new integrated sensor suite tower in its Sky Watch family that can provide force protection and force multiplication capabilities for military and security forces around the globe.
Cerberus, a joint effort between the company and U.S. Army Night Vision Labs in Ft. Belvoir, Va., is a portable, stand-alone all-integrated sensor suite tower that combines ground surveillance radar with thermal/day cameras to extend the eyes and ears of field forces.
Cerberus utilizes a two-way wireless link for sensor commands, and data flow networking of multiple towers can quickly and efficiently provide perimeter coverage with singular monitoring from a central location. Currently, seven towers are networked and providing perimeter security around a critical military asset.
“Cerberus offers detection and assessment capabilities that multiply field forces and help reduce manpower requirements,” said Adam Strange, president of New Heights Manufacturing. “Made up of different cameras and sensors, it provides day or night standoff detection and assessment at distances in excess of 300 meters. It increases user efficiency, reduces manpower for similar coverage and enhances decision and response time.”