Logos Technologies debuts ultra-light Redkite airborne sensor for border patrol, defense, public safety

FAIRFAX, Va. Logos Technologies in Fairfax, Virginia, is introducing a new version of its lightweight Redkite wide-area motion imagery (WAMI) airborne sensor for defense, public safety, and border security missions. Company engineers reduced the weight of the already low-weight Redkite sensor line, adapting the latest version for the internal payload of a small Group 3 unmanned aircraft system (UAS), commonly called drones.

Feb 8th, 2017
Logos Technologies debuts ultra-light Redkite airborne sensor for border security, defense, public safety
Logos Technologies debuts ultra-light Redkite airborne sensor for border security, defense, public safety

FAIRFAX, Va.Logos Technologies in Fairfax, Virginia, is introducing a new version of its lightweight Redkite wide-area motion imagery (WAMI) airborne sensor for defense, public safety, and border security missions. Company engineers reduced the weight of the already low-weight Redkite sensor line, adapting the latest version for the internal payload of a small Group 3 unmanned aircraft system (UAS), commonly called drones.


Redkite pod mounted on a helicopter

Designed to operate at 12,000 feet above ground level, the Redkite WAMI system can image a whole city-sized area all at once, detecting and simultaneously tracking in real time, while also recording events for later analysis.

Redkite’s greater than 50-megapixel camera can image an area up to four kilometers in diameter. From within this expansive field of view, operators can retrieve up to 10 select video feeds, and stream them down to hundreds of desktop computers, tablets, or other mobile devices in real time.

In its pod form, Redkite weighs less than 35 pounds (15 kilograms) and can be mounted on a variety of helicopters, planes, and UAS.

Redkite podded version:
Pod size: 34 in (86 cm) L x 11 in (28 cm) W x 9 in (23 cm) H
Pod weight: < 35 lbs (16 kg)

Redkite integrated in internal payload bay of Group 3 UAS:
Size: 41 in x 12 in x 8 in
Weight: ~31 lbs (prototype); final product <25 lbs​

Targeted missions for the Redkite sensor family include:

  • Force protection
  • Tactical-level persistent surveillance
  • Route reconnaissance and overwatch
  • Border security
  • Police aerial patrol
  • Suspect tracking
  • Data-driven policing
  • Monitoring wildfires and suppression progress

Founded in 1996, Logos Technologies LLC is a diversified science, engineering, and technology company specializing in the fields of advanced sensors, wide-area motion imagery, advanced analytics, and processing of large, multisource datasets. Logos serves government customers, including the Department of Defense, intelligence community, and Department of Homeland Security, as well as a range of customers in commercial and international markets.

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