Elbit Systems unveiled SkEye WAPS Airborne Wide-Area Persistent Surveillance Solution at Paris Airshow for homeland security (HLS) and defense applications.
The system provides overall situational awareness of intelligence data, and enables a large number of users to receive real-time, high-resolution imagery.
Traditionally visual intelligence gathering was available in a designated video format and the user could only see and record the area the Electro Optic (EO) payload was viewing, while missing the surrounding area. SkEye changes this by persistently observing and recording a wider area and offering the system’s users the ability to select real-time or “back in time” video footage within the covered area. Up to ten regions of interest can be thoroughly analyzed simultaneously using video footage from the recent and previous missions.
Developed for defense and law enforcement agencies, responding to natural disasters, terrorism and homeland security threats, SkEye provides a complete high-resolution images and up to 80 sq. km coverage area to a large number of users.
The solution is already operational for defense and HLS missions and is installed on various types of unmanned aircraft vehicles (Elbit Hermes 900 and Hermes 450) and light aircraft (DHC-6 Twin Otter and Cessna 208B).