Obzerv Awarded $600k DRDC Contract for Canadian Arctic Surveillance



    QUEBEC, Dec. 5 /CNW Telbec/ - Obzerv Technologies announces today that it
has been awarded a $600k contract by DRDC-Valcartier (Defense Research and
Development Canada) to supply an Electro Optical imaging system incorporating
the ARGC-2400 for the Department of National Defense (DND) Technical
Demonstration (TD) Project named Northern Watch.
    The long-term trend of decreasing ice coverage in the Arctic - often
presented as evidence for global climate change - is predicted to create
conditions for increased maritime traffic and increased economic development
that the opened waterways will create. The Northern Watch TD was initiated by
DRDC to identify and evaluate combinations of sensors and systems for the
cost-effective surveillance of maritime traffic through a unique and fragile
Canadian Arctic.
    Obzerv will deliver a fully integrated situational awareness solution,
which combines its ARGC-2400 long range identification camera, a high-end
thermal camera and a moving map display developed by CarteNav Solutions of
Halifax, Nova Scotia. The system will be referred to as CANDISS (Canadian
Arctic Night and Day Imaging Surveillance System).
    The ARGC-2400 was selected not only for its outstanding performance in
long-range classification and identification, but also for its incomparable
range-gating capabilities, which enable outstanding imaging results through
degraded weather conditions such as rain, snow and fog. The range-gated system
features a precisely synchronized high-efficiency laser source and electronic
shutter, resulting in image contrast levels not achievable through
conventional imaging systems.
    "We are delighted to participate in the Northern Watch program and to
continue our long collaboration with DRDC-Valcartier in their Active Imaging
program. The ARGC-2400 is having increasing success in strategic waterway
surveillance in Asia, in the Middle East, and in Europe," says Mr. Bonnier,
President of Obzerv Technologies. "We are looking forward to extending its
capabilities for the Northern Watch deployment to the uniquely challenging
conditions of the Canadian Arctic."

    Obzerv Technologies (www.obzerv.com), headquartered in Quebec, QC,
Canada, specializes in the design and manufacturing of Range-Gated Imaging
System for night surveillance. OBZERV is a spin-off of the National Optics
Institute (INO, www.ino.ca), Quebec, QC, Canada and counts amongst its
shareholders, Extreme CCTV (TSX: EXC) (www.ExtremeCCTV.com) of Burnaby, BC,
Canada.




For further information:

For further information: Deni Bonnier, President, Obzerv Technologies,
(418) 524-3522

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