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Avalon Airshow 2009 - Sentient awarded Kestrel UAV Vision contract

10th March 2009 - 09:35 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Sentient Vision Systems has been awarded a A$3 million contract by the Australian Department of Defence to further develop the Kestrel UAV Vision System.

The Kestrel system produces Ground Target Indication in high resolution imagery. Up to 5 MegaPixel imagery can be processed on-board a UAV in real-time.

The new contract will see the technology enhanced to include Ground Change Detection on successive overflights and Air-to-Air Sense and Avoid capabilities. The existing Maritime Target Indication prototype will also be upgraded to operate in higher Sea States.

The Australian Minister for Defence Science and Personnel, the Hon. Warren Snowdon MP, announced the fast-tracked development at the Avalon Airshow on 10 March.


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