Category Archives: Payloads

Northrop Demonstrates Global Hawk Payload Adapter

Global Hawk Palmdale runwayTwo flights in February with a Senior Year Electro-Optical Reconnaissance System (SYERS)-2 intelligence gathering sensor strapped to a Block 30 Global Hawk were the first demonstrations by Northrop Grumman of its Universal Payload Adapter – a move toward creating one fleet of the unmanned aircraft to carry any sensor the US Air Force needs.

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Russian UAV to See Through Camouflage

russiandrone-326x159Russia is creating a new payload module for its drones to help effectiveness of aerial surveillance and monitoring. “The technology we created can process hyperspectral data streams, leading to the creation of an “all-seeing eye” that allows our drones to look beyond the usual boundaries of the human eye’s electromagnetic spectrum,” said Sergey Skokov, Deputy CEO of United Instrument Manufacturing Corporation (UIMC).

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