Logos Technologies showcases BlackKite pod for day and night wide-area surveillance at AUSA 2021


Logos Technologies LLC, a pioneer in wide-area motion imagery (WAMI) systems, will be showcasing its new infrared BlackKite Pod for defense and border security at the AUSA Annual Meeting, in Washington, D.C. This will mark the first time the ultra-light, airborne WAMI system has been displayed in the United States.


Defexpo 2020 Controp to supply Indian army with iSky 50HD uav electro optic system
BlackKite Pod (Picture source: Logos Technologies)


Weighing less than 38 pounds (17.2 kg), the BlackKite Pod is the externally mounted, platform-flexible version of BlackKite-I, the infrared WAMI sensor system fitted inside the payload bay of the Insitu Integrator unmanned aircraft system (UAS), a version of which was developed as Cardcounter for U.S. Marine RQ-21A Blackjacks.

“Whether riding inside the Blackjack or carried on other aircraft in a pod, BlackKite is a game-changer for operators in the field,” said Doug Rombough, VP of Business Development for Logos Technologies. “A single unit can monitor in real time an area up to twelve square kilometers in size—day and night.”

Able to fly on a wide range of planes, helicopters, and UAS, the BlackKite Pod images objects on the ground in medium resolution, which is enough to track every vehicle within its vast field of view, as well as detect moving dismounts. Should a user need to make a positive identification, they can cue a collocated high-resolution full-motion video camera to take a closer look.


Defexpo 2020 Controp to supply Indian army with iSky 50HD uav electro optic system
 BlackKite Pod (Picture source: Logos Technologies)


BlackKite also records and stores all the imagery it collects (up to 12 hours currently), allowing forensic analysts to “go back in time” and uncover hidden connections between people, vehicles, and places.

“With a sensor like this, you can tackle a lot of mission sets that, previously, were beyond the reach of the tactical commander,” Rombough said. “For example, the BlackKite Pod can be used for force protection, route reconnaissance, and persistent surveillance. Beyond that, it can also support firefighting and border security operations.”

Logos Technologies will be displaying the BlackKite pod and other sensor systems at Booth #1143, at the Association of the United States Annual Meeting, held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, October 11-13.


Defexpo 2020 Controp to supply Indian army with iSky 50HD uav electro optic system
Able to fly on a wide range of planes, helicopters, and UAS, the BlackKite Pod images objects on the ground in medium resolution, which is enough to track every vehicle within its vast field of view, as well as detect moving dismounts (Picture source: Logos Technologies)


Cookies settings

×

Functional Cookies

This site uses cookies to ensure its proper functioning and cannot be deactivated from our systems. We don't use them not for advertising purposes. If these cookies are blocked, some parts of the site will not work.

Session

Please login to see yours activities!

Other cookies

This website uses a number of cookies to manage, for example: user sessions.