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Missile Detection System

Viseum Overguard™ Missile Detection System

This case study is about a warzone in North Africa. Our customer’s requirement was to identify the location of where missiles were being launched to attack their prison. There is a prison inside this airport that is holding ISIS fighters. Insurgents were using missile attacks to help these prisoners escape.

 

All types of missile detection systems cost many billions of dollars. Viseum delivered success for this customer by using its Remote Managed Support Services to customise its standard Viseum Overguard™ Product Solution. This system uses multiple radar, thermal and optical devices built into a single camera system.

Viseum Remote Managed Support Services

Our customer benefitted from a dedicated support team from Viseum. Viseum’s Red Team/Blue Team Service formed part of this service. A significant amount of local ground intelligence was used alongside missile attack prevention information from Viseum Overguard.

Missile attack prevention

Viseum Overguard is used for intelligence gathering about the activity of vehicles and groups of people transporting heavy machinery within 20 km. This helps identify hotspots for potential missile attacks. Viseum Overguard will focus on monitoring these hotspots while maintaining general surveillance for insurgent activity. The military also use this information to mitigate missile attacks that may not be targeting Mitiga International Airport.

 

  • Operates in all weather and ambient light conditions including extreme fog and complete darkness.
  • Automatically reports speed, size, bearing and GPS position of targets in range.
  • Priority for areas (zones) of detection, for optimizing first responders.

Missile detection

When a missile is launched, it will be detected automatically using video analytics of the thermal and optical cameras. This will send an alarm to security teams. Information from the optical and thermal video is correlated with its radar. In some situations, the sound of the missile can also be used. Using all of this information the missile’s speed, distance and trajectory, can then be used to calculate the location of where the missile was launched.

Investigations

Viseum Overguard is used to follow vehicles and groups of people escaping from where missiles are launched. This intelligence is also used to help identify locations where missiles, missile launcher equipment and ammunition may be stored.

Results

This solution was commissioned, and our customer’s training was completed on 02/04/2020. Viseum Overguard was used to successfully mitigate 6 missile attacks. On 08/06/2020 a ceasefire was agreed and there have been no further missile attacks on the airport. From 08/05/2020 to 09/05/2020, 80 missiles were launched at the airport. These are examples of how Viseum Overguard system was used to save many hundreds of lives:

Missile attack 09/05/2020 – At 10:28:16 a Howitzer missile launch was detected by Viseum Overguard. At 10:28:19 (within 3.5 seconds of the launch) Viseum Overguard sent an alarm of a potential imminent attack to all airport security guards. Viseum’s emergency situational awareness training gave the airport security team an extra 31 seconds to action their emergency procedures.

Investigation – Viseum Overguard identified the location of where the missile was launched, with longitude and latitude coordinates. This was 17.82 km away from the airport. This led to the capture of an armoured missile carrier and the arrest of 16 insurgents.

Missile attack 14/05/2020 – At 01:24:34 a Grad missile launch was detected by Viseum Overguard. At 01:24:37 (within 2.7 seconds of the launch) Viseum Overguard sent an alarm to the customer’s command control about a potential imminent attack on the customer’s capital city. Viseum’s emergency situational awareness training gave the city security team an extra 12.5 seconds to action their emergency procedures.

Investigation – Viseum Overguard identified the location of where the missile was launched, with longitude and latitude coordinates. This was 5.11 km from the airport and 8.53 km from the customer’s capital city. This led to the capture and arrest of 12 insurgents.