Growing demand for low-cost surveillance solutions has resulted in a spectacular increase in the use of light, agile surveillance platforms such as light passenger transport planes and mid-sized helicopters.
These platforms are equipped with increasingly sophisticated sensors and, as with complex multi-mission ISR systems, these payloads must be integrated into an efficient mission management system that maintains aircraft safety and equipment performance while optimising operator workload.
ARGOSIA Surveillance is a qualified hardware solution consisting of a single-station console designed with light air reconnaissance assets in mind. The system is operated by a single dedicated sensor and tactical management operator located in the aircraft cabin.
The ARGOSIA Surveillance console can, as an optional extra, be fitted with the ARGOSIA operational software core, which offers fully integrated mission management features including sensor fusion, tracking correlation, embedded subsystem management, recording and replay. Alternatively, it can be fitted with a third-party mission management system to suit user requirements.
As a further option, using an air-to-ground LOS data link with high-speed MIMO technology enables real-time sharing of sensor data and tactical information with remote decision-making centres and cooperating units at sea or on land via a mesh network. This option requires a ground station to be interfaced with the ground segment of the data link for real-time mission monitoring and aircraft video display.
ARGOSIA Surveillance consolidates all of the vector’s ISR features within a single workstation, increasing detection and identification capabilities while clearly displaying the tactical situation in areas of interest.