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Sensors using infrared technology to be added to tactical UASs by Navy, Marines

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July 30, 2020

Lisa Daigle

Assistant Managing Editor

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Sensors using infrared technology to be added to tactical UASs by Navy, Marines
U.S. Navy Photo/Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Justin A. Schoenberger

FAIRFAX, Va. Image-processing company Logos Technologies has won a $6.7 million contract from the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) to develop, deliver, and perform proof-of-concept flight tests on a wide-area motion imagery (WAMI) sensor that will be integrated onto small tactical unmanned aircraft systems (UASs) by the Navy and Marine Corps.

The sensor system -- to be called Cardcounter -- is designed to be a missionized version of the Logos Technologies BlackKite sensor, a very lightweight WAMI prototype using infrared (IR) technology. 

According to information from the company, the BlackKite sensor weighs less than 28 pounds and is capable of imaging an area of more than 12 square kilometers (about 5 square miles) in coverage. The sensor's multimodal edge processor can store six or more hours of mission data.

Under the terms of the initial NAVAIR contract, Logos will develop two Cardcounter prototypes, deliver them by the end of September 2020, and ready  them for flight testing on the RQ-21A Blackjack.

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