Bertin Technologies, a CNIM Group company, announces that its PeriSight and FusionSight optronic solutions have been selected by the French Ministry of Defense to equip the CETIA in Canjuers, the largest shooting training center in Western Europe.
As part of the renovation of Canjuers’ (Var, France) combined forces shooting training center (CETIA), the French Ministry of Defense issued a call for tender for surveillance products to equip the center’s five shooting ranges.
At the end of this call for tender, the Ministry retained Bertin’s offer, based on PeriSight, a fixed 360° vision system and FusionSight, a night vision monocular with smart digital/thermal fusion. Bertin will supply and install the surveillance equipment, maintain its operation and provide customer support for five years.
Each control tower is thus equipped with 6 simple orientable modules and 2 side-by-side PeriSight modules. The master gunners also have one FusionSight monocular as well as a device for WIFI connection with the control system and playback system installed on the control tower.
Indispensable for operational readiness, the CETIA is a reference tool for combined forces shooting, offering the ability to combine maneuver and shooting, and to train troops in embarked and combined shooting. The observation and surveillance system is a key element of Canjuers’ CETIA, the soldiers being confronted, over a course of 20 km, to multiple combat scenarios: offensive, defensive, embarked, disembarked, etc. This course is the only infrastructure where the use and combination of different forces shooting is fully achieved. The CETIA of Canjuers is currently used for shooting practice (missiles, artillery, helicopters, tanks, etc.) for French and foreign units. There are 75,000 shells, 1,000 missiles and 1,600,000 projectiles of all sizes fired over 330 days per year. Besides, it is the only firing range in France allowing the firing of multi-rocket launchers.