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ALEA 2012: Air Claw to provide persistent surveillance

14th July 2012 - 11:32 GMT | by Tony Osborne in Reno


Northrop Grumman is completing the integration of a persistent surveillance sensor onto a light turboprop aircraft.

The system, christened Air Claw, uses the Hawkeye I wide area surveillance camera system developed by Persistent Surveillance Systems (PSS) fitted into a Quest Kodiak 100 light single engined turboprop. Additionally the aircraft also features an EO/IR turret for closer interrogation of subjects picked up by the Hawkeye cameras.

'The integration of these sensors onto this platform delivers military quality surveillance capability to law enforcement agencies at considerably lower costs than previously experienced for this same quality,' explained Lou Vogler, a manager of special

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Tony Osborne


Tony Osborne

Tony was deputy editor of Defence Helicopter and Rotorhub magazines before joining Aviation Week in …

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