Electro-optical (EO) sensors provide a plethora of benefits in military environments, such as better situational awareness, more accurate classifications, reduced personnel needs and more mission recording options. But perhaps the strongest ace in the hole is that EO sensors work ‘passively’, in that they don’t send out any signals that could possibly be detected by external parties. For navies this means that EO sensors help them to see, but remain unseen. A vital feature in today’s combat environment, especially looking at future threats. We interviewed Didier Flottes and Franck Maarse, two Naval operational experts well versed in naval electro-optical sensors , about the importance of EO in naval combat and security operations and what the future holds in store.
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