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AUSA 2018: US Army to begin testing of upgraded Kestrel sensor

10 October 2018

Logos Technologies has introduced a new lighter weight Kestrel Block II day/night wide-area motion imagery (WAMI) sensor for aerostats.

The company is currently building three systems for the US Army’s Project Manager (PM) Force Protection.

Logos was able to trim roughly 47 kg from the existing 87.5 kg Kestrel system, to offer a unit that weighs just 40 kg. Kestrel Block II is 46 cm long, 46 cm wide, and 69 cm high.

“The performance is the same, a little bit better in the infrared,” John Marion, president of Logos Technologies, told Jane’s , at the annual Association of the United States Army exhibition from 8 to 10 October in Washington, DC.

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