LORROS System at Indian Border

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Long-Range Reconnaissance and Observation System or LORROS is a sensor system developed by Elbit Systems to provide long-range daytime and night-time surveillance. The unit consists of Forward looking infrared (FLIR) and Charge-coupled device (CCD) image sensors. Optional components include eye-safe laser rangefinder, built-in compass and inclinometer, which provide UTM location mapping. The unit can be operated remotely with a control unit for up to 100 meters, which can be extended to several kilometers using fiber link.

The sensor unit comes with a tripod; it can also be mounted on vehicles or installed on towers. LORROS is one of the sensor components selected for the initial phase of SBInet program of United States Department of Homeland Security. LAC China Standoff After the stand-off last year along the Indo-China border, regular transgression by Chinese forces has been a serious cause of concern for India’s security forces.

Recently, more than 100 Chinese soldiers and 55 military horses entered a demilitarized zone at Barahoti in Uttarakhand and damaged infrastructure near a grazing ground.Frequent incidents of security breach along the borders with China and Pakistan have prompted India to further enhance the Long Range.

Reconnaissance and Observation System (Lorros).

A panel of experts recently cleared a revised technical requirement to be implemented by border guarding forces like the Border Security Force and Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP). Procurement of the system with enhanced capabilities is part of an extensive revamp of the surveillance equipment and gadgets for the border security forces amid frequent transgression along the India-China border and heightened infiltration attempts from Pakistan.

Bangladesh and Myanmar

After the February military coup in Myanmar, 8,486 Myanmar nationals had crossed over to India, the government had told the Rajya Sabha.

As per the existing specifications, the distance was 15 km for human targets and 24 km for vehicles. The sensor system that provides long-range surveillance both day and night should be able to recognize human targets more than 20 kilometres away, besides moving and stationary vehicles at a minimum distance of 40 km and 15 km, respectively, state the draft guidelines cleared by the panel.

“The compact surveillance system should be portable which can detect and recognize human and vehicle targets during day and night with simultaneous recording facility,” according to the directions issued by the expert panel.

It is an all-weather electronic surveillance system successfully designed and developed by Instruments Research and Development Establishment (IRDE), Dehradun.The system has been deployed at Ladakh border area for day and night surveillance and facilitates monitoring and surveillance by automatically detecting the intrusions in harsh high-altitude sub-zero temperature areas with remote operation capability.

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