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Logos Technologies announces successful WAMI sensor test

23rd April 2021 - 16:45 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Logos Technologies announced on 23 April that it successfully flew its wide-area motion imagery sensor. (Photo: Logos Technologies)

Logos Technologies successfully test the new WAMI sensor developed for the US Navy and Marine Corps.

Logos Technologies has announced a successful test of its wide-area motion imagery (WAMI) sensor. The sensor was tested aboard an RQ-21A Blackjack unmanned aircraft at a test range in Oregon.

This announcement follows a $5.3 million contract from US Naval Air Systems Command for Logos to develop WAMI sensors for the USN and USMC.

Logos developed a US military version of their BlackKite-I sensor, currently called Cardcounter.

BlackKite-I can detect and track every significant target moving within a city-sized area in real time. It is an ultra-light infrared WAMI system weighing only 26lb (11.8kg).

The WAMI system uses a multi-modal edge processor that can store six or more hours of mission data, allowing users on the ground access to recorded imagery for forensic analysis. The system can also stream directly to mobile devices on the ground.

Doug Rombough, VP for business development at Logos Technologies, said: ‘In total we will be producing four modular WAMI systems for the Navy, with the hope that this will open the door for a wider US military adoption of WAMI’. 

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