Leonardo DRS acquires small drone pod company AES

Leonardo DRS company. Announced that it has acquired Ascendant Engineering Solutions (AES), one of the world's most advanced drone pod manufacturers. AES is a leader in the design, development, and manufacture of high-performance, stable, multi-sensor pod systems, and its service target is the UAS (Unmanned Aircraft System) market of the U.S. military sector.

The acquisition will enable Leonardo DRS to integrate its own state-of-the-art optoelectronic and infrared components and systems with AES advanced pods to provide integrated solutions that can meet the rapidly growing market for light military platforms, including small UAV systems (UAS).

"Leonardo DRS is proud to add this smaller and more advanced integrated solution set, which combines our leading sensors into a first-class, small pod-based sensor system to provide our warfighters with more battlefield advantages. "

Leonardo DRS is the world leader in the most advanced sensor systems that can meet a range of military needs, including targeting, surveillance, and force protection. This acquisition will enable Leonardo DRS to further vertically integrate its advanced sensors and gimbals. These integrated technologies enable military platforms to perceive longer-range environments in real time, and provide air and ground forces with intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance (ISR) images and target information to expand their coverage and survivability.

FDGD502 Infrared laser ranging, positioning and tracking drone pod camera

Infrared laser ranging, positioning and tracking drone pod gimbal camera

FlyDragon FDGD502 thermal imaging drone pod gimbal camera has a resolution of 640*512. The temperature measurement function includes real-time monitoring and display of the center point, maximum temperature, minimum temperature and average temperature of the video screen. The target positioning function is to intelligently calculate the longitude and latitude coordinates of the center point of the video screen or military Gaussian. Rectangular coordinates (6 degree band), the tracking function is an external (quickeyes) video tracker.
1. iRay 12μm high-quality thermal imaging module
2. Thermal image pseudo color switching
3. Support video target tracking
4. Military 1600m high-precision laser ranging
5. Target coordinate positioning
6. Two-way integrated video encoding optimization
7. 360° rotation
8. Quick release design
9. Three-axis stabilization and anti-shake
10. Intelligent temperature measurement
11. One-key switch between SBUS and network port output
The FDGD502 optoelectronic pod is precision machined from aviation aluminum alloy and high-strength nylon. It has high strength, good vibration absorption, rain resistance, dust resistance, and corrosion resistance. The refined circuit system can work stably under low temperature conditions of -10°C. , Can adapt to the harsh field working environment.
FDGD502 uses a three-axis stabilization gimbal to keep the camera stable during intense movement. The pan-tilt and the aircraft work closely together, and the high-speed processor controls the precise operation of the motor to compensate for every subtle movement, so that the camera maintains a stable shooting angle, and can shoot clear and stable pictures even in high-speed flight and severe vibration.
FDGD502 integrates IRay’s new generation 35mm focal length, 12μm high-quality thermal imaging module, and military 1600m 905nm laser beam wavelength high-quality laser ranging module, and has undergone strict optical axis parallel alignment to ensure laser ranging targets It is always located at the center point of the visual acquisition screen, and transmits the angle motion data and target distance information of the three-axis pan/tilt through the serial interface.
FDGD502 has a target positioning module. Through the GCS APP software, it can intelligently calculate and display the longitude and latitude coordinates, military Gauss rectangular coordinates and elevation information of the target. The target coordinate data can also be sent through UDP or TCP protocol, and at the same time, it can be displayed on the high-resolution satellite map. It displays the position information of the aircraft, the target and the operator in the middle, and supports the visual acquisition picture and the satellite map picture-in-picture display. In the long-distance reconnaissance, precise determination of the coordinates of the control points, correction of artillery firing, and visibility of the battlefield overview.