News

News

Wednesday
February, 1
More

    DRDO DEVELOPING INTELLIGENT AIRCRAFT-MOUNTED SYSTEM FOR LONG-RANGE SURVEILLANCE AND RECONNAISSANCE

    Featured in:

    The system will be retrofitted on aircraft, helicopters and unmanned aerial vehicles to facilitate auto-acquisition and auto-tracking of multiple targets by day and night in varied climatic and environmental conditions

    The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is developing an intelligent electro-optical imaging system that can be mounted on aerial platforms for long range surveillance and reconnaissance.

    The system will be retrofitted on aircraft, helicopters and unmanned aerial vehicles to facilitate auto-acquisition and auto-tracking of multiple targets by day and night in varied climatic and environmental conditions, DRDO sources said.

    Read more: KNOW ALL ABOUT: INDIA’S DEADLY FLYING MACHINE GUN DRONE & MULTI-COPTER BOMB DROPPING AERIAL VEHICLE

    It will include several payloads and sensors such as a thermal imager, high-definition TV camera, infra-red cameras, laser range finder and laser target designator along with video target tracking, geo-positioning and geo-navigation capabilities.

    According to DRDO officials, the ruggedised, gimbal-shaped system is expected to weigh approximately 50kg along with its payloads and measure around 16 inches in diameter and 20 inches in height.

    It can be mounted on the nose or underbelly, depending upon the type of platform being a helicopter or fixed-wing aircraft. Inputs from the sensor will be integrated into the IAF’s surveillance and communication networks and relayed to command centres in real-time for decision-making.

    DRDO’s Instruments Research and Development Establishment (IRDE) at Dehradun is the nodal agency for the project, which will be undertaken in collaboration with the private industry as a fillip to self-reliance. The work is expected to commence this year.

    Read more: DRDO DEVELOPS ‘GUN ON DRONE’ TECHNOLOGY

    Mandated with research in advanced electro-optics, lasers systems, photonics, imagers and gun-sights, IRDE has also recently taken up projects to develop different electro-optical systems for detecting drones and for coastal and harbour surveillance.

    Electro-optical imaging sensors are employed on land-based, air-based and sea-based platforms to detect, identify and track human and machine movements and designate potential targets.

    With the advent of newer technologies and growing use of artificial intelligence, the capability of such sensors is increasing exponentially and their operations are becoming increasingly automated, requiring lesser human interface.

    Find us on

    Latest articles

    - Advertisement - spot_imgspot_img

    Related articles

    Historic Kill! Ukraine Praises Dutch Skill, Demands F-16 Jets...

    Ukrainian Ministry of Defense releases video asking for F-16 fighter jets from the Netherlands. Four F-16AMs of the Dutch Air Force were among the first NATO aircraft to enter Serbian airspace on the night of March 24.

    ‘Raptor Salad’ For Lunch! German Eurofighter Typhoon outguns and...

    The F-22 Raptor, considered the world's most capable fighter, lost dogfights to German Eurofighter Typhoons in 2012. The US Air Force conducted large-scale Red Flag air combat operations over Alaska.

    No Warplanes For Ukraine! Germany Reiterates Stance Not To...

    German government’s refusal to supply Ukraine with fighter jets remains unchanged, and any speculations on this topic are untimely, German government spokeswoman Christiane Hoffmann said on Monday.

    US Air Force Successfully Tests Hypersonic Airbreathing Weapon Concept...

    The US Air Force conducted a successful final test flight of the Hypersonic Airbreathing Weapon Concept (HAWC) missile, the Pentagon said on Monday.

    Russia Unleashes ‘World’s Most Powerful’ Self-Propelled Mortar 2S4 ‘Tyulpan’...

    The militia of the separatist Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) has reportedly unleashed the world’s most powerful mortar 2S4 Tyulpan on Ukrainian troops in the Donetsk region, even as the Russian forces have intensified their missile and drone strikes.

    10 Million For Each Abrams! Russia Announces ‘Big Rewards’...

    As Ukraine is expected to receive Western tanks in the coming months, Russian companies have reportedly stated that soldiers who destroy an American Abrams tank will be rewarded with millions of dollars.