Navies across the world are being asked to deliver more civil and military services on tighter defense budgets.
Current monitoring systems fitted to ships can monitor out to 14 Nautical Miles (Nm) – as at that point the curvature of the earth begins to hide objects behind the horizon.
AELOUS is a mid-altitude airborne maritime sensor platform which dramatically increases the operating surveillance range by increasing the elevation of the monitoring systems. The Aeolus platform can effectively operate at 450m above the ship – increasing the surveillance area in excess of 11 times of what can be monitored with existing solutions.
With its integrated power management and wireless communication capabilities the Aeolus platform can operate for extended periods of time while continuously transmitting live data to the bridge.