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SSI is preparing to release to market its latest generation in K9 Vision Systems to support military working dogs in special operations.

Speaking to MONCh at the Special Operations Forces Innovation Network Seminar (SOFINS) at Camp de Souge, France on 2nd April, company officials explained how Version 3 (V3) would be made available to customers in the next month.

V3 of the K9 Vision System will feature a remote control LED as well as enhanced COFDM (Coded Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing) communications capability for greater range. Company officials were unable to provide further details due to operational security concerns.

Additionally, the latest variant also includes the integration of a 360-degree daylight camera attached to the back of a MWD.

In a mock up of the legacy V2 model exhibited at SOFINS, SSI also demonstrated how a MWD could carry a jammer in a side pocket, as well as small vertical-take off/landing unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). Concepts of operation would see the MWD carrying the UAV by a strap in his mouth and dropping the air vehicle in a building. SOF operators safely positioned outside a building would then remotely operate the UAV to find and fix targets in confined spaces, SSI officials described.

Andrew White

In a mock up of the legacy V2 model exhibited at SOFINS, SSI also demonstrated how a MWD could carry a jammer in a side pocket, as well as small VTOL UAV. (Photo: Andrew White)

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