Defense & Security - Bertin Instruments

Defense & Security

Bertin Instruments provides and develops solutions both for CBRN threat detection and identification and optronic surveillance systems dedicated to the strategic sector of defense and security.

Bertin Instruments is a key player in the defense and security sector and counts among its partners the DGA (French Arms Procurement Agency) and the CEA (Atomic Energy Commission).

Building on this expertise, Bertin Instruments is the only French brand offering proprietary systems for all CBRN threats through the products Second Sight (chemical gas detection), Coriolis (bio-air sampler for pathogen collection) and Saphymo’s range of equipment (instrumentation solutions dedicated to the detection and monitoring of ionizing radiation). Bertin Instruments is also developing dedicated optronic systems for military recognition and surveillance of critical areas.

Range of products
for Defense & Security

Biological – Airborne pathogens collection

Portable, light and ruggedized bio-air sampler for biological warfare agents detection

Product: Coriolis RECON

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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Portiques de détection de la radioactivité

Les portiques de détection de la radioactivité sont spécifiquement conçus pour détecter de très faibles niveaux de contamination radioactive ainsi que des sources orphelines dans les véhicules, chargements, conteneurs et piétons, en zones d’accès à fort trafic.

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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

Business cases

Bertin Instruments-Egypt

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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