Aero Surveillance Inc. has launched the new ASV 150-EC for Extended Capabilities, Unmanned Airborne Surveillance System designed for a broad range of civilian and defense applications.
The new ASV 150 EC System integrates key next generation elements such as a true Open Architecture, Onboard Intelligence processing, highly modular and Size Weight And Power (SWAP) optimized electronic surveillance payloads.
The new ASV 150-EC includes the following systems:
- A Vertical Take Off and Landing (VTOL) Unmanned Aircraft Vehicle (UAV) fitted with a modular multi-mission POD capable of an endurance of up to 7 hours. The aircraft features a new high performance propulsion system that allows for high altitude operations with take-offs at over 2,000 meters, operations at up to 6,000 Meters as well as modifications to allow for Beyond Line Of Sight (BLOS) communications.
- The aerodynamically optimized POD is specifically designed to receive next generation smart ARDENTTM electro-optical surveillance payload which include a choice of multisensor gyro-stabilized gimbals, mission computers as well as microwave or satellite communication data links. All ARDENT systems include unique onboard intelligence processing capability and dissemination.
- A choice of Ground Control Stations that feature STANAG 4586 compliant communications. The standard Ground Control Station features a dual-display for Control Command and Mission Control in a very rugged transportable package.
“The ASV 150-EC brings to market what many customers have been hoping to see in next generation Unmanned Aircraft Systems such as a true open and modular architecture and onboard intelligence processing. These new capabilities have been developed in conjunction with several key technology partners to reduce acquisition, evolutional and operational costs. The system is designed to optimize surveillance mission capabilities and performance without compromising on reliability and safety” said Philippe Roy, President and CEO of Aero Surveillance.
The ASV 150-EC was on display at the AUVSI conference earlier this month and initial customer deliveries are expected early in 2014.