Gimbaled Camera Launched for Future Tactical UAS Program

The gimbal features a 0.9 FOV MWIR camera, a STANAG-compliant laser target designator and an SWIR laser designator By Mike Ball / 11 Oct 2022

Trillium Engineering UAS camera payloadTrillium Engineering has launched the HD95-MVS-LD, a new ISR (intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance) gimbaled camera purpose-built for the U.S. Army’s Future Tactical UAS Mission (FTUAS) program. The gimbal was unveiled at AUSA 2022 in Textron Systems’ booth, onboard the Aerosonde unmanned aircraft system.

The HD95-MVS-LD features a best-in-class 0.9 FOV MWIR camera that provides the highest pixels on target for greater resolution at farther ranges—resulting in reliable, actionable imagery. It also includes a STANAG compliant laser target designator and a SWIR Laser Designator with SeeSpot capability. At an unprecedented low weight, and just 10 inches in size, UAS platforms can increase their endurance without sacrificing optical performance.

While the HD95 was designed to meet the U.S. Army’s Future Vertical Lift requirements, its optimized SWaP profile, advanced day and night ISR imaging, and embedded video processor make it ideal for any mid-sized tactical UAS — VTOL or winged.

Alex Podolak, vice president of program management at Trillium Engineering, commented: “The advancements of the high-performance, low-weight HD95 increases the capabilities of today’s tactical UAVs, and in turn will save lives on the battlefield.”

Mark Mirelez, CEO of Trillium Engineering, noted: “With the introduction of the HD95, we now have the comprehensive product line-up necessary to accommodate the varying needs of global reconnaissance missions,” said . “Since day one, we’ve hung our hat on being nimble and quick to innovate. The HD95 is testament to our rapid development process and shows our innate ability to meet evolving program needs.”

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Posted by Mike Ball Mike Ball is our resident technical editor here at Unmanned Systems Technology. Combining his passion for teaching, advanced engineering and all things unmanned, Mike keeps a watchful eye over everything related to the unmanned technical sector. With over 10 years’ experience in the unmanned field and a degree in engineering, Mike’s been heading up our technical team here for the last 8 years. Connect & Contact