Blighter Surveillance Systems

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Blighter Surveillance Systems

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Looks like Blighters/Chess Dynamics/Enterprise Control Systems have a winner...one of the first out of the blocks. I wouldn't be surprised if a small number are in UK service as well.


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Wonderful news to see these things getting some export, even at a small scale.

I wonder how effective they're proving.

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They've passed a lot of trials in the States, and seem to be the most mature solution. The market for these could be really substantial. Particularly as they now have the ultimate endorsement. I can see pretty much every major US embassy getting one, nuclear power stations, major government buildings and major airports. That market is huge. I would have thought that every SF unit that is on ops in Iraq/Syria would have a couple on order as well. Let alone the Iraqis...

It's a great example of some small players getting together quickly with some decent products, integrating them and getting a jump on the market. Now all they need is to tie up with an RWS manufacturer.....

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Timmymagic wrote:They've passed a lot of trials in the States, and seem to be the most mature solution. The market for these could be really substantial. Particularly as they now have the ultimate endorsement. I can see pretty much every major US embassy getting one, nuclear power stations, major government buildings and major airports. That market is huge. I would have thought that every SF unit that is on ops in Iraq/Syria would have a couple on order as well. Let alone the Iraqis...

It's a great example of some small players getting together quickly with some decent products, integrating them and getting a jump on the market. Now all they need is to tie up with an RWS manufacturer.....

The US' Federal Aviation Administration are already trialing these at various airports across the states.

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Looks like Blighter/Chess Dynamics/Enterprise Control Systems may be on to a winner....with the M230 as well seems like a belt and braces approach.

https://www.shephardmedia.com/news/land ... nce-c-uas/

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500 kg (plus the cannon); not bad for a weapon system
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Decent bit in today's Times about the Blighter system, talking about export success to US & Spanish army & how you currently must be stationary to use it but mobile version coming soon.

Oh and disappointment at lack of UK order

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Looks like there has either been an order, or there may be an order in the offing for the UK..
Given the UK's order for Rafael's system a short while ago this may be encouraging..



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