Defense & Security - Bertin Instruments

Defense & Security

Bertin Instruments designs and markets optronic surveillance devices, Unattended Ground Sensor (UGS) systems, as well as solutions dedicated to the detection and identification of all Chemical, Biological, Radiological & Nuclear threats, to the Defense and Security’ strategic sectors.

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As a leading player in the Defense and Security sector, Bertin Instruments draws on its long experience with public institutions & industrial contractors to put its capacity for innovation to the service of the operational needs of its customers & partners, such as the French Defense Procurement Agency (DGA) and the Alternative Energies & Atomic Energy Commission (CEA).

Having a recognized experience on ionizing radiation monitoring, Bertin Instruments is the only French brand to provide proprietary solutions dedicated to the detection & identification of all Chemical, Biological, Radiological & Nuclear (CBRN) threats. Bertin Instruments also offers equipment for optronic surveillance & reconnaissance, along with Unattended Ground Sensor (UGS) systems, to protect men, goods and critical infrastructures.

Range of products
for Defense & Security

Chemical threat detection

Second Sight MS is the only standoff gas cloud detector for real time surveillance and with source localization.

Product: Second Sight MS – gas detector

Radiological & Nuclear monitoring

Bertin Instruments provides a range of reliable and high-performance products fully adapted to the fight against CBRN terrorism and covers any emergency situation.

Product: Radiological & nuclear monitoring

Radiation portal monitors

Radiation portal monitors are specifically designed for the detection of very low radioactive contamination and orphan sources at high traffic flow gates for vehicles, cargo, containers and pedestrians.

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Surveillance radiologique et nucléaire

Bertin Instruments propose une gamme de produits fiables et offrant les plus hauts niveaux de performance. Ils sont entièrement adaptés pour la lutte contre le terrorisme NRBC, et couvrent toutes les situations d’urgence.

Product: Radiological & nuclear monitoring

Détection de menaces chimiques

Second Sight MS est la seule caméra de télédétection de nuages de gaz offrant une surveillance en temps réel et permettant de localiser les sources.

Product: Second Sight MS – gas detector

Digital Night Vision Device

FusionSight is the world’s first digital night and day vision device providing smart fusion for threat and target accurate detection.

Product: FusionSight – Night Vision Device

Land situational awareness

A Short Range Land Situational Awareness system for land vehicles with up to 360° angle-view inside the vehicle.

Product: PeriSight – Night vision enhancer

Video analytics

Module of automatic image processing for analogic or digital output video to be used in numerous military and civil market applications.

Product: VigiSight – image processing

Unattended Ground Sensor system

Exensor’s Unattended Ground Sensor (UGS) System provides remote early warning to guarantee the protection and security of people and critical infrastructures around the world.

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Business cases

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National radioactivity monitoring network – Egypt

The Egypt State awarded Bertin Instruments the contract to establish a national radioactivity monitoring network. In case of a radiological incident, warning stations installed in strategic locations will allow for rapid crisis management even in degraded environmental conditions. Saphymo delivered at the end of 2015 a first radioactivity monitoring network for the Egyptian State. In […]


EDF – Rapid response for major radiological accidents

Bertin Instruments radiation detection probes delivered to the French nuclear operator are to be deployed in the event of an emergency. Shortly after the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in March 2011, a need for additional safety measures became obvious. On the recommendation of the French nuclear safety regulator (ASN), EDF suggested creating […]

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Second Sight gas detection camera delivered to the LAPD

The Bertin Instruments gas detection camera, Second Sight, has been delivered to the LAPD (Los Angeles Police Department) for real-time surveillance of critical areas such as stadiums or fan zones during mass events. Second Sight, the Bertin Instruments gas detection camera, has been delivered to the LAPD (Los Angeles Police Department). This valuable customer is […]


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