World’s first military 360 degree camera technology set to transform armoured vehicle vision

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Petards have announced that they will be launching ‘eyeCraft360’ at DSEI London in September 2019. EyeCraft360 is world’s first military grade 360 spherical view camera system which dramatically improves local situational awareness for armoured vehicles without risking the safety of the crew.  

Defence experts from around the world will be among the first to try out this brand new product, which instantly gives complete coverage around any vehicle including directly above it and below.

Developed in response to the growing need for improved close-range awareness, especially in the urban environment, eyeCraft360 provides a simple, rapid and cost effective capability boost for in-service armoured vehicles. It also helps to reduce accidents and damage when manoeuvring.

The system comprises a hull-mountable omnidirectional camera, a single rugged screen and an armoured cable to join them together. Thanks to the simplicity of the design, it is ready for use straight out of the box. Expensive and time-consuming integration is not required.

It avoids the need for any mechanical moving parts by digitally stitching and stabilising its inputs to give a seamless full 360 view at all times. Scott Patterson, Defence Director at Petards says ‘we are very excited to be able to bring together our defence expertise and our camera know-how to create an innovative product which will make a real difference in keeping vehicle crews safe. The reaction from serving and veteran soldiers who have seen it so far has been incredibly positive.’

360 planet view of Armoured Vehicle.

More information including (the soon to be published) first video of eyeCraft360 in action is now available at For exclusive pre-launch information, demonstrations and pre-orders please email [email protected].

Due to the early interest in the product, Petards are recommending that those wishing to try it at DSEI this year contact them as early as possible to reserve a slot. Expressions of interest are also welcome from trusted worldwide companies who have regional market expertise and wish to help develop the technology further.

Petards are a global leader in data driven security, surveillance and communication technology. They are experts in developing defence, rail and traffic solutions that help deliver smart technologies. Their reputation, which is based on exceptional customer service, cutting edge technical capability and high quality products, has allowed them to build relationships with leading companies and organisations across the world, including Bombardier, Siemens, Stadler, Hitachi, BAE Systems, Leonardo and the UK’s Ministry of Defence.