Carolina Unmanned Vehicles, Inc. has announced the availability of its in-house Lightweight Aerostat System (LAS) to support testing of various electronic payloads. Suitable payloads may include EO/IR Surveillance, Networked Communications Relays and Signal Intelligence collection.

CUV has upgraded their capability to test payloads up to approximately 40 pounds and altitudes up to 3000 feet. The aerostat is an ideal platform for electronic testing as it has extended endurance, to days if necessary. It is also electronically silent, with no control links, electronic noise from engines, etc. to minimize interference.

Lightweight Aerostat System (LAS) Test Unit Features

  • Persistent 24/7 EO/IR Surveillance Payloads
  • Long Range Communications C3 Relays (Line of Sight To 50 Nm)
  • Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) Pseudolite Payloads
  • Electronic Intelligence, Signal Intelligence, Communication Intelligence (ELINT / SIGINT / COMINT) Payloads

Testing services are available near Raleigh North Carolina, or since the LAS is trailer mounted it can be brought to a customer selected location.

Source: Press Release

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