Logos Technologies’ ultra-light Redkite airborne sensor debuts at IDEX

Note to self, Redkite, remember that name, a civilian smaller Gorgon stare. Yes its a bit heavy for our small platforms and needs to be higher than we are allowed.

That will change. This will get lighter.

Logos Technologies will be showcasing a brand-new version of its lightweight Redkite wide-area motion imagery (WAMI) sensor for defence, public safety and border security missions at the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX).  

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 all significant movers in real time, while also recording events for later forensic analysis.  

Redkite’s greater than 50-megapixel camera can image an area up to four kilometres 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 35lbs (15 kg) and can be mounted on a variety of helicopters, planes and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). However, attendees at IDEX will be able to see a full-size model of a newer, even lighter, Redkite sensor adapted for the internal payload of a small Group 3 UAS.

For more information on Logos Technologies and its innovative solutions, please visit Booth 03-B29 at the Abu Dhabi National Exposition Centre.