The Drone's Ears and Eyes

Biass, Eric H.
April 2007
Armada International;Apr/May2007, Vol. 31 Issue 2, p14
The article focuses on the electronic intelligence technologies for drone aircraft. The Euro Hawk aircraft is aimed at providing the German Air Force with the purpose of launching reconnaissance missions once its Breguet Atlantics are retired from service. Flir Systems is developing the high-resolution, digitally zoomed and large format Magnum Raptor View electro-optical system to supplement the Lynx radar system. Israel-based Elbit is a manufacturer of drone stabilized electro-optical sensor.


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