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Logos to develop Cardcounter sensor for Blackjack

28th July 2020 - 09:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Logos Technologies announced on 28 July that it has received an initial $6.7 million contract from US Naval Air Systems Command to develop a new wide-area IR sensor for the RQ-21A Blackjack small tactical UAS (pictured) operated by the USN and USMC.

Logos will develop, deliver and perform proof-of-concept flight tests of the sensor, called Cardcounter. Two prototypes are to be delivered by the end of September this year.

Cardcounter is derived from the field-proven BlackKite sensor (also made by Logos), which is an ultra-lightweight wide-area (12 sq km) motion imagery prototype with IR capability.

Doug Rombough, VP for business development at Logos Technologies, said tactical commanders will benefit from a ‘guardian angel-like overwatch’ capability.

Cardcounter will leverage the high-performance, multi-modal edge processor on BlackKite, which can store six or more hours of mission data. 

With this technology, claims Logos, users can forensically analyse the recorded imagery to better contextualise what is unfolding in the real-time imagery, drawing connections between people, places and events.

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