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DRS Technologies Accredits Liteye Systems’ New UAV Thermal Payload

By Veronica Magan | June 10, 2015
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Aquila Micro thermal UAV payload
Aquila Micro thermal UAV payload. Photo: Liteye Systems
[Avionics Today 06-10-2015] DRS Technologies announced Liteye Systems’ new Aquila Micro product as the first commercial Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) thermal payload to receive a "Powered by DRS" product accreditation. Developed in collaboration with Unmanned Experts, and using DRS Technologies' advanced thermal imaging technology, the Aquila Micro is the first in the new line of thermal imaging UAV payloads from Liteye Systems.
Liteye Systems, a designer and manufacturer of covert thermal cameras, and Unmanned Experts, a provider of unmanned consultancy, training and services, teamed to design a thermal payload with simplified integration into an array today's most prevalent UAVs. The "Powered by DRS Technologies" accreditation is available only to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) that collaborate with DRS. The equipment supplied by DRS and inserted into the OEMs product includes infrared camera modules and detectors.

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