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Xenics nv, a leading Belgian developer of advanced infrared sensors, announced its participation in the LynkEUs beyond-line-of-sight (BLOS) battlefield engagement programme on 16 July. MON reported on LynkEUs, a programme funded under the European Defence Industrial Development Programme (EDIDP) on 3 July.

Already at the forefront of innovation in the defence market, Xenics is also making significant investments in further developing cutting-edge technologies for demanding military and security applications. The company’s participation in LynkEUs marks its position as a leader in IR camera development and manufacturing.

The LynkEUs project will define an initial operational concept for a European BLOS capability, consisting of a land platform mounting a missile system, with a turret system to cue the missile, using a UAS for target designation. Xenics will demonstrate the suitability and utility of an ultracompact long-wave IR (LWIR) camera core for integration into the UAS.

LynkEUs includes a number of key European companies, such as MBDA: it is one of the early programmes of the European Defence Fund, aimed at promoting European autonomy.

MBDA’s MMP missile system will act as the primary effector for the LynkEUs BLOS engagement system. (Photo: MBDA)

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