Sagem Patroller MALE UAV Completes Flight Tests

By Caroline Rees / 11 Jun 2012

Sagem Patroller long-endurance MALE UAV

Sagem’s long-endurance Patroller UAV system, which is intended for dual-use governmental purposes in support of defense and homeland security missions, completed a new series of flight tests demonstrating new multi-sensor technologies, the manufacturer said Monday.

Among the tests, Sagem said the Patroller demonstrated the ability to fuse information from different sensors and to transmit them to a command and control center for coastal surveillance. The 1-ton class drone completed 18 test flights, where it was equipped with a version of the Sagem Euroflir 350 gyrostabilized optronic pod with a high-definition, infrared channel and a laser rangefinder. The Patroller also carried a Automatic Identification System receiver, which enabled real-time monitoring of maritime traffic over a large zone, and a distress beacon detector.

In December, Sagem received authorization from French authorities to fly the Patroller over densely populated zones in civilian airspace, and the company said it expects to deliver a fully operational Patroller drone by early 2013.

Source: Aviation Today

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