Logos Technologies demonstrated its Redkite Wide-Area Motion Imagery (WAMI) sensor to representatives from several Defence, Security, Law Enforcement and Civilian agencies in The Netherlands in partnership with AEC Air Support BV at the Bosschenhoofd airfield.
Housed in a platform-agnostic pod, Redkite has been specifically designed to provide defense support, border security, public safety and humanitarian assistance missions. It was integrated onto a Stemme S-15 powered glider in combination with a Wescam MX-15 full motion video (FMV) turret camera and the complete system was demonstrated for several days, the company said in a statement Wednesday.
Weighing less than 35 pounds (16kg) in the pod format, Redkite continuously images a city-sized area, or 12 square kilometers, in medium resolution. It automatically processes the images into an orthorectified, georegistered, time-referenced series of images (a “video”), which is refreshed twice a second. This allows WAMI operators to detect and track all significant movers in the entire scene, the company added.
The Redkite system can record and archive up to 8 hours of imagery in the airborne sensor pod, as well as provide multiple WAMI operators on the ground immediate access to all imagery—allowing them to perform real time forensic analyses that can uncover previously unknown activities, relationships and/or locations of interest.
Logos Technologies has won a second Phase 2 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to continue work on the SilentHawk hybrid-electric motorcycle. SilentHawk is an all-wheel drive, hybrid-electric motorcycle designed to transport troops over rough terrain and behind enemy lines with minimal noise to reduce chances of detection
Raytheon is partnering with Logos Technologies for delivering advanced multi-intelligence, or multi-INT, sensor systems to address challenging intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) requirements. The new sensor system will allow military ISR operators to use multi-sensor data to detect, recognize and identify hard-to-find targets across wide areas and in near-real time without extensive post-mission processing
The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is developing a developing a new vehicle to silently transport commandoes to their missions. Logos Technologies has won a $100,000 contract to develop stealthy, hybrid-powered motorcycles that relies on both electric and gas power, allowing special ops to go off-road and zip past enemy forces with the silence of an electric engine, while also being able to handle extended missions and higher speeds with a supplemental gas tank
The Dutch government has dropped German shipbuilder- ThyssenKrupp and Spanish Navantia in its bid to purchase new submarines for the Royal Netherlands navy. The government is expected to take a decision next Friday about the purchase
Netherlands Ministry of Defense has awarded Bagira Systems and Van Halteren Defence (VHD) a contract to supply simulator for the MoD's National Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) training center. The contract includes maintenance and operation of the simulator for 15 years
Marshall has won a contract to sustain Royal Netherlands Air Force C-130H fleet through to its out of service date. Air Cdre Richard Laurijssen, Director of Sustainment and Logistics & Commander Logistics Centre Woensdrecht said, “The new contract comprises a lot more than previous separate contracts and defines a future collaboration
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