Miniaturized thermal IR technology enhances tactical UAV capabilities

CROISSY-BEAUBOURG, France, 30 May 2007. Cedip Infrared Systems in Croissy-Beaubourg, France, will begin delivering miniaturized thermal infrared cameras this year to the European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (EADS) N.V, for incorporation into their Tracker unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV).

May 30th, 2007

CROISSY-BEAUBOURG, France, 30 May 2007. Cedip Infrared Systems in Croissy-Beaubourg, France, will begin delivering miniaturized thermal infrared cameras this year to the European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (EADS) N.V, for incorporation into their Tracker unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV).

The design of the Tracker UAV system (known in France under the name DRAC) is expected significantly to improve reconnaissance capabilities for civil and military authorities. The user-friendly system, which can be prepared for operation in a matter of minutes, operates under extreme operational conditions.

Tracker is a tactical drone with hand-launchability for missions at close range. The system meets the highest performance requirements even under complex operational conditions.

The Tracker UAV system, developed by EADS, delivers state-of-the-art over-the-hill reconnaissance and surveillance, close range attack success analysis and remote location, identification, classification and tracking of targets. Each system comprises two airborne vehicles, TV-operated from the ground, one of them carrying a novel miniaturized thermal IR camera developed by Cedip.

For more information contact Cedip Infrared online at www.cedip-infrared.com.

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