Defence and Situational Awareness
Our technology and fusion of 3D data intelligence and modelling capabilities offer actionable information, allowing military or border patrol commands to respond quickly and effectively – a key element for operational success.
Challenging operational conditions in difficult terrain, under adverse weather conditions and round-the-clock mission readiness demand an active and passive observation and reconnaissance capability for every situation. This is particularly important for rapid reaction forces, which need to adapt to different environments and situations at short notice.
Reconnaissance and entity assessment must match the actual situation
Collecting the most information with the fewest assets and in the quickest way is one of the main goals of military reconnaissance. Proper and complete 3D information is essential for rapid reaction forces, which need to react to early warnings and adapt quickly and effectively to ever-changing factors. Information intelligence increases mission effectiveness and survivability of the personnel onsite.
GNSS technology can provide centimetre-level accuracy ins seconds. With over 4,500 reference stations worldwide, HxGN SmartNet is the world's largest Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) correction service provider. Local support, reliable service, 24/7 maintenance and a dense network ensures high-precision data whenever it is needed. In locations where SmartNet is not available, SmartLink provides an alternative to ensure accurate positioning.
Situational awareness and continuous area coverage
Situational awareness is a critical skill for commands, customs, military and border patrol personnel, who must make quick decisions under high-pressure and high-stakes circumstances. A lack of proper mission planning and insufficient environmental detail can lead to a hazardous undertaking in a challenging environment.
Our technologies support customs, border patrol and military customers with improving situational awareness and continuous coverage of the surroundings. Our comprehensive 3D data intelligence helps the command centers to make informed decisions, relieving the pressure of the personnel on in the field, and better protecting the safety of the rapid response teams, military personnel and the citizens they serve.
Real-time geospatial intelligence in defence applications
The understanding of geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) and information is a key enabler for military forces. As new intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) platforms and sensors come online, military forces worldwide face daily challenges to collect, analyze, and disseminate an ever-increasing volume of rich imagery and intelligence products. Hexagon’s defence solutions help transform complex data into meaningful information necessary for informed, mission-critical decision making.
Discover our recommended solutions for defence and situational awareness
Teleoperation beyond the line of sight in hazardous environments for safe and continuous area coverage
Capture the scene with the best-in-class 3D laser scanner Leica RTC360 on world’s most advanced four-legged robot
Our state-of-the-art reality capture solution for military applications combines Boston Dynamics agile mobile robot Spot with the RTC360 3D laser scanner.
Teleoperation of RTC360 and Spot beyond line of sight displays images from Spot’s cameras on the controller.
Scanning time spent by human operators is significantly reduced by programming the devices to repeat automated scanning paths through sites. This requires minimal monitoring by the user, allowing for increased scanning efficiency and flexibility when planning reality capture tasks.
The solution can be deployed in hazardous environments ensuring the safety of the operator.
Manage the data with Leica Cyclone FIELD 360 and Leica Cyclone REGISTER 360
Captured scan data is visualised and pre-registered directly in the field in real-time with the Cyclone FIELD 360 app, allowing users to check data completeness onsite.
Quickly post-process 3D environments in the office with Cyclone REGISTER 360 software.
Ultimate vehicle-mounted sensor platform for accurate mission planning, data collecting, integrated quality reporting and online publishing
Capture 3D data and 360° imagery with the Leica Pegasus:Two Ultimate
The Pegasus:Two Ultimate is a mobile sensor platform capturing high-quality data to be mounted on a vehicle, train or boat.
Pegasus:Two Ultimate allows for information capture in a variety of lighting conditions and vehicle speeds. A higher dynamic range is enabled by a large sensor to pixel ratio and a dual-light sensor. Photogrammetry and image quality are improved with the increased side camera resolution of 12MP and onboard JPEG compression.
Manage your information with the Leica Pegasus:Manager software for mobile mapping
Pegasus:Manager is a single desktop application for processing, analysing, and extracting features from point clouds and images acquired by the Leica Pegasus Mobile Mapping systems. Composed of different modules, it enables a tailor-made software suite aligned to your operational focus or mission scope. Accurate mission planning, data processing, automated feature extractions, integrated quality reporting, and online publishing makes Pegasus:Manager an efficient single workflow for high-precision deliverables.
Deliver you information with the Leica Pegasus:WebViewer data sharing tool
The Pegasus:WebViewer is the new web browser independent data sharing platform for mobile mapping data captured with Leica Geosystems mobile sensor platforms. Share your data at anytime from anywhere.
Storing the data in the cloud on the WebViewer server provides data security through user selected security profiles administered at the WebViewer server. You control who can access which data and at what level of access.
Smart Surveillance solution for detection and intrusion protection
Smart threat detection and intrusion prevention with Leica BLK247
The BLK247 is a smart 3D surveillance system that immediately determines threats versus non-threats with accuracy and reliability. The BLK247 sensor fusion technology combines LiDAR, video, and thermal imaging sensors. It monitors spaces by performing real-time change detection in 3D.
Manage the data with Accur8vision
Accur8vision is an expanded perimetric security system. Accur8vision guards the entire area of a patrolled space and is suitable for securing both large and small areas.
Deliver the results/reports with Smart Surveillance System
Increase overall confidence in your security system. Monitor an entire space 360° horizontal x 270° vertical field-of-view coverage and define specific areas of interest for surveillance using 3D geofencing. Define alarm zones. Change the protective zones flexibly according to your needs. Provide security for the unloading and loading or boarding areas in airports or harbours where fence and infra-barriers can’t be installed in this space. Monitor the movement of people and prevent possible intrusion.
Handheld, mobile mapping solution to capture location and information in 3D as you walk
Capture the scene with the Leica BLK2GO
The Leica BLK2GO is a handheld imaging laser scanner that captures colourised 3D point clouds while you walk. For quick, easy documentation of any area of interest, you can dramatically reduce the time spent scanning onsite with award-winning mobile mapping and GrandSLAM technology. Rapidly move through any environment with the BLK2GO and it will capture all dimensions, and you can capture geotagged detail images during your scan.
Manage your data with Leica Cyclone FIELD 360
Captured scan data is visualised and pre-registered directly in the field in real-time with the Cyclone FIELD 360 app, allowing users to perform quality control and assurance of the data. Quickly post-process 3D environments in the office with Cyclone REGISTER 360 software. You can also use the BLK2GO Live App for real-time monitoring of scans and scanner settings.
Capture 3D digital twins from the sky and deliver accurate location intelligence
Capture the location information with the Leica BLK2FLY
The Leica BLK2FLY is an autonomous flying laser scanner that captures digital twins from the sky. At any area or scene that you need to capture, you can easily scan with the BLK2FLY from above, especially for hard-to-reach or hazardous areas, keeping the user in a safe location. With GrandSLAM technology that incorporates advanced obstacle avoidance, the BLK2FLY requires minimal training and can simply be set to fly its course over the scene to capture all data needed.
Manage the location data with Leica Cyclone FIELD 360 and the BLK2FLY Live app
Captured scan data is visualised and pre-registered directly in the field in real time with the Cyclone FIELD 360 app, allowing users to check data completeness onsite. You can also use the BLK2FLY Live app to control scan settings and take manual flight control.
Autonomous sensors on robotic carriers to capture environmental information in 3D reducing operation time on hazardous sites
Capture the scene with the Leica BLK ARC
Our state-of-the-art reality capture solution for military applications combines agile mobile robots like e.g. the Boston Dynamic Spot, the world’s most advanced four-legged robot, with the Leica BLK ARC autonomous laser scanning module. Scanning time spent by human operators is significantly reduced by programming the devices to repeat automated scanning paths through sites. This requires minimal monitoring by the user, allowing for increased scanning efficiency and flexibility when planning reality capture tasks. The solution can be deployed in hazardous environments ensuring the safety of the operator.
Manage the data with Leica Cyclone FIELD 360 and BLK ARC UI
Captured scan data is visualised and pre-registered directly in the field in real time with the Cyclone FIELD 360 app, allowing operators to perform quality control and assurance of the data. With BLK ARC UI, an easy-to-use browser-based user interface, operators can plan scan paths remotely using existing models, drawings, or plans of the space you need to capture, including large and complex spaces.