EMT selects Athena’s GuideStar for Luna UAVs

In its development of the Luna unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), EMT of Penzberg, Germany, sought an efficient inertial navigation system and global positioning system (INS/GPS).

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In its development of the Luna unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), EMT of Penzberg, Germany, sought an efficient inertial navigation system and global positioning system (INS/GPS).

EMT engineers found their optimal solution for providing guidance and navigation to the Luna UAV at Athena Technologies Inc. of Warrenton, Va. Athena’s GuideStar 111m integrated INS/GPS and air-data sensor-suite systems, weighing only half a pound, is designed for small, high-performance UAV applications such as EMT’s Luna.

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Luna is an all-weather, lightweight UAV used for real-time surveillance, reconnaissance, and target location at ranges of more than 80 km and with an endurance of four hours.

The Luna UAV, which has been in service with the German Army since March 2000, is performing reconnaissance missions in Kosovo, Macedonia, and Afghanistan, and being deployed by the Pakistan Army to monitor the borders.

For more information, visit Athena Technologies online at www.athenati.com.

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