Units on operation require a secure base to rest from and to prepare for new activities outside that secure place. The secure bases can be in an completely isolated area under constant threat of hostile military units or militia. The secure bases can also be in a secure area itself, but under terrorist threat.
To improve the situation awareness about what is going on outside the base regular patrols are sent out to link up with the local population and to get human intelligence. That does however not guarantee that a base will not be attacked. When under attack you also want to know what is going on outside. For that ground surveillance radar can be used or day/night-time camera (or a combination). Their disadvantage is that they can only see in the direction they are looking at, they do not have a 360 degrees all-around capability. Microflown AVISA’s Compound Protection system provides that capability. When deployed on a secure base the system will be able to detect the firing position of any small arms weapons or indirect fire weapons. This will improve the situation awareness considerable and work complementary to the other sensor systems. For the typical product facilitating this, please see under products: Compound Protection