Lockheed Martin has completed a series of surveillance tests on gyro-based optical sensors with the U.S. Navy as the company and branch aim to deploy the sensors for all military operations.
Sailors at the Navy’s Expeditionary Combat Command sailors evaluated the abilities of both the Gyrocam 15-inch dual sensor and 15-inch triple sensor to track targets and acquire electro-optical and thermal video of moving objects, Lockheed said Monday.
The company conducted the Stiletto maritime demonstrations in Virginia Beach, Va. during night and day maritime drills.
Dave Huber, senior program manager in Lockheed’s missiles and fire control business, said the sensors are designed to identify targets beyond the line of sight and help sailors deploy defensive measures.
Lockheed intends for the technology to help in missions for counterterrorism, drug enforcement, rescue, patrol and surveillance in dim or dark conditions.
The company has installed gyro-stabilized optical sensors in patrol boats and naval frigates.