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Logos Technologies, based in Fairfax, VA, announced on 4 February that it has finalised a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Insitu, a Boeing company, to be the preferred provider of wide-area motion imagery (WAMI) sensors for the latter company’s range of unmanned aerial systems (UAS).

The announcement follows earlier news that the RedKite-I, a compact and powerful WAMI sensor developed by Logos for the payload bay of the Insitu INTEGRATOR tactical UAS, is an official Insitu product offering for US and international customers.

By adding the RedKite-I WAMI system as a payload on their platform, Insitu now gives their users the unprecedented capability to detect and track multiple targets across a city-sized area,” commented President of Logos Technologies, John Marion. “Not only does this support real-time operations, it also helps analysts uncover hidden relationships between people, places, and events within the scene.”

The RedKite-I WAMI sensor for the Insitu INTEGRATOR:

- Weighs less than 11 kg

- Operates a 50+ megapixel electro-optical camera

- Has a coverage area of 4 km in diameter, flying on an INTEGRATOR at 12,000 fT

- Carries a powerful onboard edge processor for real-time image processing

- Streams real-time imagery to mobile devices on the ground

- Records up to eight hours of imagery onboard for real-time forensic analysis

With the new MoU, Logos Technologies will be leveraging its previous work with RedKite-I and other WAMI systems to develop even more sensor payloads for the INTEGRATOR as a priority.

"We are always working to deliver powerful and versatile systems in ever smaller, more compact packages,” Marion added. “Right now, we are finalising development of an infrared WAMI system, similar in size to the RedKite-I, for night operations. Like the RedKite-I, these new systems will be available for international markets and customers. The company will be exhibiting them at IDEX 2019 in Abu Dhabi later this month.

RedKite-I brings existing UAS the capability to cover city-sized areas with WAMI functionality. (Image: Logos Technologies)

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