Local situational awareness system -
higher degree of safety for the soldiers

Whenever the soldiers leave the vehicle CST’s rugged cameras with surrounding panoramic view ensure full situational awareness as well as driver vision enhancement.

CST delivers perfectly standardized solutions where no further development is required.

A Situational awareness system is a must on any modern armoured vehicle

The CST situational awareness systems ​are available in 3 different variants:
  • Citadel LSAS - Ideal for refresh programs ​of older armored vehicles
  • Cortex Resolve - For large armoured ​vehicles with advanced ​capabilities
  • Cortex DVE - For smaller vehicles ​and trucks

Citadel Local Situational Awareness System (LSAS)

The Citadel LSAS is a complete vehicle system consisting of both Situational Awareness cameras and Driver Vision Enhancement cameras. The system is solidly field proven and has been on various armored tracked and wheeled vehicles.

The Citadel LSAS is ideal for vehicle midlife upgrades and retrofit programs as the system is analog based and can be integrated into existing analog infrastructure on the vehicle. The system can deliver day and night vision with the most optimal combination of visual sensors and thermal night vision sensors. All Citadel series cameras are very robust being capable of performing under the most challenging and extreme conditions in any environments.​







Cortex Resolve Local Situational Awareness System

CST Resolve LSAS is based on cutting-edge technology providing a significant advantage compared to other manufacturers on the market. CST Resolve LSAS system enables the integrator to fully customize the solution for any given application, delivering a customer-tailored solution to fit the requirement of the end user. ​

The solution is fully NGVA compliant and is therefore easy to integrate into any battle management system. Custom image overlays, graphics and other integrations to vehicle systems are part of the initial customization for the specific application. ​Infrastructure in CST Resolve is achieved with extreme low latency interfaces and protocols. Power, video and communication are all handled by the Cortex Interceptor.​

The full Resolve LSAS system consists of CST Cortex Interceptor as the main component for video processing and distribution throughout the vehicle.​ Together with the Cortex Interceptor a broad series of Citadel cameras is offered to be able to deliver a customized solution. ​

A series of proprietary image enhancement features are built-in and accessible by default on all cameras. These have possibilities for increased visibility and image clarity during challenging conditions such as fog, extreme heat, rain, night, etc.​

The complete Resolve LSAS and all CST products have been verified according to MIL-STD-810 and MIL-STD-461 and have a functioning temperature range from –40 degrees Celsius to +70 degrees Celsius ensuring usability in any environment.​

When initially configured the Resolve LSAS automatically configures attached cameras to their given location, making fast camera replacement possible. Thus, also limiting the need for spare parts as cameras are interchangeable. 

Cortex DVE

Driver vision enhancement during degraded visual conditions

When the driver and the troops are well protected in a closed and sealed armored vehicle during operations, a vision of the near surroundings is limited. When you add darkness, smoke, sand, dust or fog to the situation, the visual conditions play a huge role in safety and security for the troops. CST Cortex DVE ensures a combative fighting unit under any conditions.

Cortex DVE is designed to be the ideal HD camera solution for simple vehicle systems delivering high-end technology and possibilities found on large expensive systems. Designed for smaller vehicles and trucks with a maximum of four sensors on mounted together with a single monitor for the driver. With different video layouts as well as sensor fusion it is possible to achieve the most optimal image for the driver in any condition. The complete system is designed to be compliant to various military standards to ensure long life-time and low service cost.

The core of the system is the Cortex Enhance, a simple, cost-effective, yet highly capable digital video processing unit that incorporates the latest technologies to enhance the driver vision.​ All CST vehicle systems and products are tested for the most extreme environments and can withstand the shock and vibration on a metal tracked and wheeled vehicle, and in temperatures ranging from -40°C to + 70°C.​







Custom & OEM solutions

CST is a company with a long tradition of working closely with its customers, identifying unmet needs and creating solutions with sustainable value for the users.

With a strong R&D base at the headquarters in Denmark, CST can provide mechanical, optical, software and hardware customizations while meeting the toughest requirements for military, homeland security, and high-end surveillance applications. Whether it is just a ruggedized high-precision zoom lens, a camera, or a complete system comprising lens, camera and advanced video processing, CST can offer a fast-track design process.

In addition to the customized products, CST offer a range of standard products designed specifically for integration directly into 3rd party equipment. This is in many cases a cost-effective alternative to customized products.

Contact us to discuss your specific requirements.

Together we can create a solution that provides the best price/performance ratio.

Morten Christian Lamber – Global Sales Director

For the last 30 years Morten has worked with international executive sales and management within the defence and telecommunications industry. Since 2019 he has worked at Copenhagen Sensor Technolgy as Global Sales Director.

Mortens field of expertise is international sales, business and market development. In addition he has solid experience with project management, production and system engineering.

He has a degree in Electronical Engineering from Copenhagen University and been in the Royal Danish Armed Forces.

Please contact Morten:

Email: mcl@copst.com

Phone: +45 44 92 18 55

Copenhagen Sensor Technology A/S (CST) has been awarded a contract with General Dynamics European Land Systems – Mowag (GDELS-Mowag) to provide Local Situational Awareness System (LSAS) for the Irish Defence Forces Piranha III APC upgrade
CST was selected as the preferred supplier by GDELS-Mowag for the LSAS which will provide local situational awareness for each vehicle consisting of both day & night capacity, IR lamps, multi-functional digital displays, matrix and cable set.
March 4, 2020


Copenhagen Sensor Technology A/S (CST) is proud to announce that we once again have been chosen by Leonardo DRS in the United States, as supplier of electro-optical solutions for its vehicle systems.
CST applies protection to combat, defense or security tasks. Strategically mounted situational awareness cameras save civilian lives and increases security for the crew. The CITADEL situational awareness cameras for CST can also be used as driver’s vision enhancement (DVE), 360° Local Situational Awareness (LSAS), and are available in many different configurations. All CITADEL cameras are designed to deliver high-performance images, even under the harshest shock and vibration conditions of metal tracked or wheeled vehicles, and in temperatures ranging from -40°C to +70°C.
Providing increased safety for the entire vehicle crew of armoured vehicles is of prime importance on the battlefield. Mounting several wide-angle cameras on strategic positions on the vehicle provides an unobstructed view over the near surroundings, with all hatches closed.
CST and Leonardo DRS have a long history of collaboration, and that is why CST has been chosen to provide electro-optical sensor solutions from our CITADEL series to their vehicle systems.
March 25, 2020


First and foremost, we want to send our best wishes for your health and safety and that of your fellow employees and families, during this difficult time.

In regards to the COVID-19 crisis, we have defined several measurements in order to protect the health and safety of our employees as well as secure our production, supply chain and services for customers in order to maintain the continuity of our deliveries and services. We are committed to full compliance with any government-imposed restrictions on travel, meetings and events. Additionally, we have set the following rules at CST:  
  • All non-production related staff has been asked to work from home. Thanks to communication technology all our staff is connected via different channels and has access to our systems from home via laptops and other devices.
  • Video and Tele conferencing is replacing all direct meetings and travels.
  • All production related staff is on site to secure the complete production. All on-site staff is briefed on the strict hygiene rules.
  • We have disinfectant dispensers in the production rooms and asked our staff to keep distance from each other according to the statutory requirements, and to strictly stay at home if not feeling well.
  • All our departments are operational.
  • Our production staff are continuing to manufacture product as scheduled.
  • We are in particularly close contact with our critical suppliers, especially monitoring the ones located in the affected areas. In addition, we evaluate activities together with them to minimize the risk of disruption.
  • Our sales support team, together with our planning department are happy to provide estimated shipping dates in case of questions about an urgent order.
  • Our technical support teams remain available as usual.
  • In case of any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.

With these general measures in place, we will ensure that risks from this health crisis are minimized. The circumstances regarding COVID-19 are very fluid, therefore we will continue to monitor guidance from the health authorities. We will inform you if any changes happen.

We hope you remain safe and in good health!

Best regards, Copenhagen Sensor Technology