Paris Air Show – IAI expands its advanced Heron TP capabilities

M19 HD on IAI-made Heron UAV (2)

Paris Air Show – Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is enhancing its Heron TP UAV’s capabilities with long-range persistent surveillance options and area dominance capabilities by integrating it with its high definition M-19HD EO payload, developed and produced by IAI’s Tamam Division.

The M-19HD has successfully completed flight tests onboard manned and unmanned platforms, including the Heron 1 UAS and is currently being offered to various customers.

The M-19HD is a High-Definition, multispectral, multi-sensor observation and targeting payload (which can simultaneously incorporate up to seven sensors). The M-19HD enables continuous day/night surveillance under all weather conditions and provides outstanding acquisition ranges due to its powerful sensors, high stabilization and unique image processing capabilities. The M-19HD reduces operator workload and improves situational awareness by virtue of its multimode automatic video tracker (AVT). It also provides accurate geo-location capabilities using an embedded IMU/GPS (Inertial Measurement Unit/Global Positioning System).

M19 (1) IAI

Avi Elisha, General Manager of IAI’s Tamam Division, said: “We are proud to integrate the M-19HD payload on IAI’s flagship UAS – the Heron TP. We strongly believe that its high performance and unique image processing features can confer significant advantages on supplying Heron TP customers in their operational activities.”

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