ESCRIBANO Mechanical & Engineering, national company leader in innovation and technologies with double use, will supply twelve last generation sensors with electro-optics to the CIVIL GUARD known as electro-optics systems OTEO-S to the locations of SIVE (Integrated System of Exterior Surveillance), modernizing the current and obsolete systems that GUARDIA CIVIL has.
Faced with the need to modernize the SIVE operated by Civil Guard, the roll that the optronic sensors do its critic to the labours of surveillance and control of the border territory. Civil Guard will replace the first 12 optronic sensors that, after 15 years of surveillance, are obsolete in the face of the new challenges posed by illegal immigration, drug trafficking or other illegal activities, having selected a national solution that provides advanced optronic capacities to the system and improves the sustainability and maintenance of the system during its life cycle.
The proposed system by the Spanish company ESCRIBANO M&E, is an electro-optic system of the last generation for the advanced observation and tracking of objectives, known as OTEO-S, with their English acronym (Observations & Tracking Electro-Optical System) and S of SIVE, of the family of the systems OTEO-S, that has prestige and consolidation at national and international level.
It is an stabilized and modular platform equipped with the latest technology available on the market in optronic sensors in the visible and infrared band to increase its capacity in terms of detection range (up to 20km), resolution of high definition for an automatic target identification and tracking of objectives. ESCRIBANO has proposed an adapted solution to the reequipments of CIVIL GUARD for the improvement of surveillance and detection missions of illegal patrol boats from the SIVE sites that will improve the maintenance of the same, thanks to its high reliability and easy and fast maintenance. Its modular design will ensure the operational availability of the system, one of the main improvement objectives of the Civil Guard. OTEO-S system will be manufactured and maintained in Spain, thanks to the facilities, means and resources that the ESCRIBANO M&E company has, offering the Civil Guard an ad-hoc and avant-garde solution that will guarantee national technological sovereignty.
ESCRIBANO, it’s the only Spanish company with the capacity of production and engineer for the full development of its systems (from the calculation of algorithms to the manufacture of optical lenses), it adapts its designs to the needs, in this case, of the CIVIL GUARD, offering extremely reliable electro-optical sensors with high added value thanks to its modular architecture, easy to install and maintain.
ESCRIBANO M&E that has deployed its OTEO-S family systems in the Spanish Navy during Operation Atalanta, in the Maritime Service and in the Armament Service of the Civil Guard, consolidates its presence at the national level. In 2019 won the tender for the Acquisition Contract of two mobile thermal units integrated in 4x4 vehicles that integrated its OTEO-S system for border surveillance in Ceuta, systems that actually are operated and in 2020 also was selected for the supply and maintenance of driving cameras for the Army's Pizarro vehicles.
The strategy of the Spanish company in addressing the technological development and the productive cycle of the systems, with a determined commitment to address the needs and challenges of the surveillance and control of our borders by the National Security Forces. All of this for the benefit of strengthening national security and developing its technological and industrial base.