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.


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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.

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Teleoperation beyond the line of sight in hazardous environments for safe and continuous area coverage




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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.

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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.

 

Versatile and wearable mobile mapping solution for gathering location intelligence




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Versatile and wearable platform for indoor and outdoor 3D documentation with the Leica Pegasus:Backpack

The Pegasus:Backpack is a disruptive wearable system enabling to capture realities faster, spending less time in the field and makes the data capture efficient. The wearable reality capture solution enables to make quick and informed decisions in fast-changing, challenging and hostile environments.

Use the point clouds and imagery to produce centimetre-accurate 3D models and maps of streets and buildings; floor plans and elevation models; 2D and 3D data of existing evacuation/egress routes, and more. These deliverables can be used in the analysis of existing above and underground emergency evacuation procedures and scenarios.

 

Ultimate vehicle-mounted sensor platform for accurate mission planning, data collecting, integrated quality reporting and online publishing




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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.

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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.

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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




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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.

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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.

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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




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Capture environments in 3D as you move

The Leica BLK2GO handheld imaging laser scanner is a lightweight, easy-to-use mobile mapping solution that’s ideal for reconnaissance purposes. It combines two-axis LiDAR with SLAM spatial awareness technology and Visual Inertial System (VIS) technology to accurately track the scanner’s movement and simultaneously unify point clouds while recreating complex spaces with unprecedented speed.

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Manage and deliver the data with integrated Leica BLK2GO software

Send your data into point cloud compatible software and create models, highly accurate 2D floorplans, perspectives and vantage points and other deliverables specific to your work. With the integrated Cyclone REGISTER 360 (BLK Edition) with automatic registration, precise visual alignment, easy clean-up, and multiple visualisation and export options, you can view, inspect, fly through your 3D point clouds, and deliver immersive visualisation of the surroundings.

 

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The Leica Aibot put through its paces by the British military

To capture, process, model and analyse millions of data points gathered from above, the Ministry of Defence extensively tested the Aibot aerial surveying solution. Discover the outcome.
To capture, process, model and analyse millions of data points gathered from above, the Ministry of Defence extensively tested the Aibot aerial surveying solution. Discover the outcome.

Demonstrating GPS anti-jam technology with the Light Dragoons

To navigate contested environments, this light cavalry regiment of the British Army needed a reliable GNSS/GPS satellite positioning solution and anti-jam technology for assured position, navigation and timing.
To navigate contested environments, this light cavalry regiment of the British Army needed a reliable GNSS/GPS satellite positioning solution and anti-jam technology for assured position, navigation and timing.

U.S. Military complex deploys Hexagon’s Incident Management & Security System

Needing to protect personnel and infrastructure, Fort Bragg deployed Hexagon’s solution to provide advanced perimeter security, deliver real-time security information for quick decision-making, and integrate multiple sensors.
Needing to protect personnel and infrastructure, Fort Bragg deployed Hexagon’s solution to provide advanced perimeter security, deliver real-time security information for quick decision-making, and integrate multiple sensors.

Why choose us

Peer-to-peer advice, consultancy and practical assistance. We are a partner trusted by public and private sector organisations, offering the broadest portfolio of geospatial tools, reliable service, and expertise.
Peer-to-peer advice, consultancy and practical assistance. We are a partner trusted by public and private sector organisations, offering the broadest portfolio of geospatial tools, reliable service, and expertise.

Applications

Our know-how serves Public Safety professionals worldwide and redefines the way law enforcement personnel manage incident and scene investigation, evidence gathering, and forensic mapping.
Our know-how serves Public Safety professionals worldwide and redefines the way law enforcement personnel manage incident and scene investigation, evidence gathering, and forensic mapping.

Solutions

Our solutions for reality capture, scene investigation or reconstruction, precise positioning and location intelligence give you the edge in creating your Forensic Digital Twin.
Our solutions for reality capture, scene investigation or reconstruction, precise positioning and location intelligence give you the edge in creating your Forensic Digital Twin.

Learning centre

Whether looking to move beyond traditional documentation methods or master your technology, our training resources support you in every step of your day-to-day job.
Whether looking to move beyond traditional documentation methods or master your technology, our training resources support you in every step of your day-to-day job.