ARGOSIA Surveillance

Mission management for light intelligence and reconnaissance aircraft



Mission management

  • Command and control of embedded payloads
  • Management of naval and land-based situations
  • Real-time video transmission
  • Video sequence and mission data recording

Operational applications

  • Mid-range surveillance at sea and on land
  • At-sea or interior security missions
  • Surveillance of land borders
  • Low-intensity defence missions
  • Maritime surveillance
  • Search and rescue
  • Electronic intelligence
  • Image intelligence


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.



The console is built from ruggedised equipment that is fully compliant with airborne qualification standards:

  • Environment: MIL-STD-810 and DO-160
  • EMI-EMC: MIL-STD-461
  • Power: MIL-STD-704
  • Ruggedised connectors: MIL-DTL-38999
  • Power unit and breaker panel for secure power supply management
  • Large ruggedised touchscreens
  • Intel core recording server with multiple I/O interfaces
  • Optional PC panel, Intel Core
  • Ruggedised ergonomic keyboard and trackball
  • Digital video recorder and streamer
  • Optional cockpit touchscreen tablet to share the tactical situation with pilots
  • Customised control units for managing equipment

Main Benefits

ARGOSIA Surveillance is a platform-agnostic solution that is perfectly suited to light aircraft with traditional ISR sensors or a reconnaissance pod.

  • Modularity and scalability: multiple equipment configurations possible (ruggedised laptop, integrated console) depending on use case
  • Centralised multi-sensor command and control: EO-IR camera, SAR/ISAR surveillance radar, AIS receiver
  • Can be adapted to other sensors on request
  • “Design to Cost” approach

If necessary, multiple consoles can be linked depending on the aircraft’s capabilities.

ARGOSIA Surveillance can also be palletised to deliver ad hoc ISR capacity to non-ISR specialist aircraft such as tactical transport units on a roll-in/roll-out basis.

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Training sessions are provided for delivered systems. Specific training is provided to technicians and crews on maintenance procedures and use of the systems and equipment.