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Elbit trials mini-UAS on Seagull

9th July 2020 - 14:45 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Elbit Systems has integrated a mini-UAS on its Seagull USV.

Trials in recent weeks were aimed at demonstrating an extra mission set for Seagull beyond ASW and MCM, ‘further enhancing its intelligence-gathering capabilities’ and adding situational awareness, the Israeli company announced on 9 July.

It did not disclose the type of shipborne mini-UAS used in the trials, but noted that it is ‘capable of point water recovery and [has] a takeoff weight of up to 15kg’.

The visual feed generated by the mini-UAS can be transmitted to the land-based Seagull USV control unit and to the Combat Management System (CMS) onboard other vessels.

Seagull includes a switchable payload suite with EW and EO/IR payloads to provide situational awareness and facilitate intelligence gathering. 

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