Our valued partner supplier Edgar Brothers have been awarded a contract to supply the Fused Target Locator solution to the British Armed Forces.

Edgar Brothers have announced that they have been awarded a contract by the UK Ministry of Defence to provide the British Armed Forces with the Fused Target Locator (FTL) solution for light reconnaissance operations. As selected contractor to the MOD, Edgar Brothers chose to collaborate with Forsberg on the design, engineering, and integration of the system.

Featuring Forsberg and Teleplan’s MANTIS Battlefield Management System, leveraging and supporting SAFRANs world-leading JIM Compact, the FTL solution fully meets requirements for long-duration day/night surveillance missions. FTL draws on Forsberg’s operational experience as a system integrator and positioning innovator. The MANTIS software and solution is developed in full collaboration with Teleplan Globe, utilising their extensive expertise in situational awareness software.

Forsberg have designed the FTL solution as remote-controlled system with manual and automatic monitoring capabilities to maximise tactical situational awareness. It combines panoramic surveillance, threat identification, location, and recognition to meet the demanding requirements of both military and homeland security operations. The user-friendly control software uses full 360° panoramic view to manually home in on points of interest. The system can be vehicle mounted or dismounted and, featuring the JIM Compact multi-functional thermal imaging device, is perfectly suited to surveillance missions.

Simon Oliver MBE, Director of Forsberg, said

“Working in collaboration with Edgar Brothers, Teleplan Globe and other key suppliers, we have developed an advanced technological solution that provides an operational advantage to UK forces in theatre. This illustrates Forsberg’s commitment to develop cutting edge solutions by affiliating with providers with a shared ethos for innovation. Forsberg are delighted to be joining Edgar Brothers in fulfilling this requirement”.

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