LEO Airborne Observation Systems: A Decade of Service


Carl Zeiss Optronics is proud to celebrate 10 years of trusted service of LEO Airborne Observation Systems to law enforcement and other agencies. While the highly reliable LEO-II remains in service with police air support units around the world, the next generation LEO-III-HD continues the proud tradition.

The LEO-III-HD represents a step-change in law enforcement and homeland security observation capability and can simultaneously be equipped with up to nine high performance sensors. These sensors are designed and manufactured by Carl Zeiss Optronics and feature exclusively Zeiss optics.

Of particular interest is the system’s ability to read vehicle registration plates in complete darkness at altitudes up to 1500 feet, while the system’s on-board, real-time data processing capabilities provide unprecedented image enhancement options including image fusion. Both the daylight TV zoom and spotter cameras feature 4 focal plane arrays that offer the unique capability to view points of interest from the visible colour range up to the Near Infrared range. The modular design of the sensor pack offer customers optimum flexibility in choosing a system configuration ideally suited to their operational conditions and budgets.