C4iSR: Air

Persistent Systems’ MPU5 radio to be integrated into ScanEagle

05 November 2018

Insitu will incorporate Persistent Systems’ Wave Relay mobile ad hoc network (MANET) technology into its line of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), including the ScanEagle, ScanEagle2, ScanEagle3, Integrator, and RQ-21A Blackjack.

Persistent Systems has entered into several five-year agreements with UAV manufacturers, including Martin UAV and Raytheon, Louis Sutherland, vice-president of business development for Persistent Systems, told Jane’s .

What makes each agreement unique is that Persistent Systems must take a different approach for integrating its MPU5 radio not just into the different company UAVs, but the different product lines within each company, Sutherland noted.

“When we integrate [the MPU5] we try to do it in a way that makes it the most optimal for their platform, but frankly there is a unique discussion for each platform because some companies have more than one,” he said.

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