The Melbourne-based technology company has rolled out a new imaging system designed to enhance small UAS capability.
AVT Australia has officially launched its CM62 Micro Gimbal — multi-sensor imaging technology, which combines high-definition electro-optical (EO) imagery and a custom long-wave infrared (LWIR) core in a 260-gram, compact system.
The gimbal, which was developed under a Defence Innovation Hub (DIH) contract, is designed to Offer high performance intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR), in a small, lightweight and low-power system, helping to enhance future small unmanned aerial system (sUAS) operations capability.
The new technology is currently on display at Land Forces at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre alongside other AVT products.
“We are proud to announce the public launch of the CM62 Micro Gimbal, which will deliver innovative surveillance capabilities for Group 1 UAS missions,” Joel Pineiro, managing director at AVT Australia, said.
“The CM62 represents a new generation of miniature surveillance systems that is capable of delivering accurate daylight and thermal imaging, with superior onboard processing features, in a system that weighs as little as 260 grams.
“This system will have a significant impact on the future-warfighter during sUAS operations.”
AVT has encouraged delegates at Land Forces to view the CM62 Micro Gimbal on the AVT Australia booth (#1P3).
This launch of AVT’s new technology comes less than a month after the firm was selected by Defence to supply its advanced CM234 Spitfire camera gimbal for incorporation into the Australian Army’s future tactical UAS platforms under the Tactical UAS Replacement and Enhancement Project (LAND 129 Phase 3).
The sensor technology aims to enhance ISR capability by leveraging an imaging system that uses electro-optical, short wave and medium wave infrared cameras, along with laser range finding and target designation technology.
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The technology is set to support UAS platforms developed by either Insitu Pacific Limited or Textron Systems Australia, which have been selected as the final two companies in the tender evaluation process for LAND 129 Phase 3.
The government is expected to announce its final decision later this year.
[Related: AVT Australia tapped to support LAND 129]
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