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RWUAS targets long range maritime surveillance role

18th February 2014 - 14:21 GMT | by Andrew White in London


The Royal Navy’s Rotary Wing UAS (RWUAS) capability concept demonstrator (CCD) will be equipped with a variety of sensor payloads for a ‘long range maritime surveillance’ role, Selex ES has revealed.

Speaking to Shephard, Mike Rickett, deputy senior VP, Air Systems UK, described his company’s main effort to ‘improve the flexibility of payload systems for end user benefits’.

Specifically, he said RWUAS would likely carry synthetic aperture radar (SAR); electronic warfare (EW); mine countermeasure (MCM); ground moving target indication (GMTI); and communications intelligence (COMINT) payloads.

Highlighting two problems in sensor integration over recent years, Rickett said: ‘Traditionally, people have

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Andrew White


Andrew White

Andrew is a former editor of Digital Battlespace and Unmanned Vehicles magazines. Andrew joined Shephard …

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