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Israeli-US project will develop persistent surveillance sensor for UAVs

8th September 2020 - 15:15 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Rafael subsidiary Aeronautics is working with US company Prevision are to develop a new wide-area motion imagery (WAMI) persistent surveillance sensor with an automated interface to an EO payload on Aeronautics UAVs. 

The two companies were brought together with a grant from the BIRD Foundation, which is a binational research and industrial development fund that promotes cooperation between US and Israeli companies

Designed specifically for use with UAVs, the WAMI system ‘will automatically detect any change that occurs in the field, and alert the operator to the exact location of the target, handing over the target to the EO/IR payload to meet the mission objectives’, Aeronautics noted in a 7 September statement.

According to Shephard Defence Insight, Aeronautics UAVs such as the Orbiter family are equipped with STAMP EO/IR systems from Controp.

Projects submitted to the BIRD Foundation are reviewed by evaluators appointed by the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Israel Innovation Authority.

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