BAE has unveiled a multi-intelligence system that combines radar and optical sensors. The system is also designed to have low size, weight and power requirements, according to a BAE news release.
The BAE system combines three types of sensors: a multi-function radar for all weather detection, radio frequency emitter mapping to detect hostile transmitters, and a compact daylight and infrared camera. It can be mounted on a variety of platforms, including small UAVs and manned aircraft.
“Our system links multiple sensors together, which gives analysts the ability to track, fuse, cross-cue, and holistically understand the data that’s been captured by each of the sensors within the system,” said John Kelly, director of ISR futures at BAE Systems. “Our Multi-INT system maximizes the warfighters’ collection intake by giving them the ability to detect across multiple sensing modalities, simultaneously. With this approach, the target can’t hide anywhere in the spectrum.”