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COMINT Payloads Added to Watchkeeper

The COMINT payload adds to other Watchkeeper sensors that currently include electro-optical payloads and Thales I-Master Synthetic Aperture Radars (SAR) and communication relays. The drone can carry two payloads simultaneously. Both I-Master and AS3 provide hemispheric coverage while the EO payload covers a small target area with high definition

Britain’s electronics expert QinetiQ has developed a variant of its AS3 communications intelligence (COMINT) system designed specifically for unmanned aerial vehicles. Following an integration, with Thales’ Watchkeeper unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) the AS3 is now ready for initial test flights. Continue reading