Infantry, Airborne and Special Forces as well as Border Guards may still have to deploy their assets on foot over substantial distances or need to use very small vehicles (quads, snowmobiles etc.) for transport.
The very same users do, however, more and more require sophisticated surveillance systems as part of their mission to enable various operations as well as protecting borders or the forces themselves. Thales is offering the Manpack Recce System (MRS) as an integrated, modular and scalable solution where Ground Surveillance Radars, E/O-Systems, Unattended Ground Sensors (UGS) and other sensors are integrated via a one-workstation control system (MUSEC²). All sensors/components are man-pack (divided into 1 or 2 man-packs each) and self-sustaining including positioning/alignment, power supply by batteries and communication means.