Plextek Works with MOD on NIGHT OWL Exercise (11 November 2010)

  • Educating students on the latest in battlefield surveillance and security technology

Plextek Works with MoDPlextek has supported the Ministry of Defence’s (MoD) Intermediate Command & Staff Course (Land) (ICSC(L)) on its annual NIGHT OWL exercise at the Joint Services Command and Staff College (JSCSC). The event, which featured Plextek’s Blighter radar technology, took place over two nights from the 9-10 of November and guided students through hands on experience of the latest in surveillance and security technology.

Plextek has supported the event for three years now and has worked closely with ICSC(L) and Defence Academy staff to ensure students experience the latest in battlefield surveillance technology.

Plextek’s Jonathon Pittock, Blighter Field Applications Engineer, attended the event and said, “We are proud to continue our support in educating JSCSC students on the latest in battlefield technology. Modern radar systems now offer integration with a wide range of other sensors and can be remotely managed and the best way to experience this is through the hands-on experience that the NIGHT OWL exercise brings.”

“We are very grateful for Plextek’s continued support on this exercise,” said Major Gareth Davies, the ICSC(L) Directing Staff responsible for Ex NIGHT OWL. “It’s essential for students to see the very best in equipment capability and develop a good understanding of its capabilities and potential – working with Plextek makes this possible.”

Plextek’s Blighter radar systems continue to prove themselves a valuable asset within Defence, Force Protection and Homeland Security environments. Blighter is now used in the UK, France, Poland and the Czech Republic in Europe; the Middle East including Saudi Arabia; Asia Pacific including South Korea and Australia as well as North America. Earlier this year Plextek launched Blighter MultiWatch, a persistent wide-area surveillance system that allows up to six radars to be networked together to monitor up to 300 sq km of land.