A United Technologies subsidiary has released a new optical and laser designation payload system designed for use with small and mid-sized unmanned aerial systems.
During the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference, UTC Aerospace Systems launched the 10.6-pound TASE400 LD which uses NATO-compliant laser designator technology, UTC said Monday.
Laser designator technology provides mid-wave infrared imaging to support situational awareness for both day and night.
TASE400 LD integrates this technology with on-board video processing, and provides multitasking capacities for operators by combining global positioning system/inertial navigation system with ViewPoint tactical processing, exploitation and dissemination.
The platform’s laser designator can be used with all guided munitions and semi-active laser seekers compliant with NATO.
UTC Aerospace is showcasing the system at SOFIC through Thursday.