Elbit Systems developed the GroundEye ground-based wide-area persistent surveillance system. It can be used to zoom into multiple target areas of interest, while offering easy maneuverability between different areas according to operational requirements, and facilitating continuous reception of data and video coverage as well as high-quality image resolution in all areas of surveillance.
When deployed, the system provides ground force commanders insights on events occurring simultaneously but in different places, as well as the ability to acquire, record and investigate forensic data, in real time or ‘back-in-time’ (via video recording). In addition, the system enables creation of virtually closed-off areas that generate a virtual fence around the perimeter of any secure area.
At the heart of the product line are a panoramic mast-mounted/tripod mounted sensor head that houses the system’s cameras and front-end electronics, an advanced computer processing unit, high-speed image analysis applications and a simplified user control station.
It can be operated as a standalone system or integrated into a command & control network. It can also be integrated and operated within all existing surface observation platforms and components.