IAI expands Heron UAV capabilities

Heron UAV

Israel Aerospace Industries has integrated the M-19HD payload into the Heron.

Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd. (IAI) (TASE: ARSP.B1) is enhancing its Heron TP UAV's capabilities with long-range persistent surveillance options and area dominance capabilities by integrating it with its high definition M-19HD EO payload, developed and produced by IAI's Tamam Division.

The M-19HD has successfully completed flight tests onboard manned and unmanned platforms, including the Heron 1 UAS and is currently being offered to various customers.

The M-19HD is a High-Definition, multispectral, multi-sensor observation and targeting payload (which can simultaneously incorporate up to seven sensors). The M-19HD enables continuous day/night surveillance under all weather conditions and provides outstanding acquisition ranges due to its powerful sensors, high stabilization and unique image processing capabilities. The M-19HD reduces operator workload and improves situational awareness by virtue of its multimode automatic video tracker (AVT). It also provides accurate geo-location capabilities using an embedded IMU/GPS (Inertial Measurement Unit/Global Positioning System).

IAI Tamam Division general manager Avi Elisha said, "We are proud to integrate the M-19HD payload on IAI's flagship UAS - the Heron TP. We strongly believe that its high performance and unique image processing features can confer significant advantages on supplying Heron TP customers in their operational activities."

Published by Globes [online], Israel business news - www.globes-online.com - on June 10, 2015

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