in General Aviation

AAD: Helix – the manned ISR platform

Posted 21 September 2018 · Add Comment

CADG chose AAD to launch its new manned intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) platform – Helix.

 

“Helix consists of an aircraft and ground control station to deliver the complete ISR solution,” said Maximilian Shaulis, business development manager.

The platform utilises an ES-15 single-engine aircraft, which is equipped with Hensoldt’s Argos II camera, along with two additional hard points for payload integration.

“Payloads are entirely customisable with the clients choosing their preferred options,” explained Shaulis. “The payload outputs are all transmitted via data link to a ground control station, where the intelligence in viewed in real time.

“The components of the ground control station are ruggedized, allowing high mobility and rapid deployment for ISR missions.”

CADG developed the Helix ISR platform in collaboration with its partners, ECARYS and S-Plane.

“Helix offers a solution seeking to simplify usage and maximise capability as reflected in the range of service provisions available. It is cost-effective, low noise, and an environmentally friendly air-to-ground platform,” added Shaulis. “It can be tailored to any level of ISR support and our team is ready to assist all mission requirements.”

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

EDEX debut proves to be the perfect model

For three days, from December 3-5, the Egyptian International Exhibition Centre in Cairo hosted the country’s first ever defence exhibition – EDEX 2018. Alan Warnes was there.

SAA, Voyager and Nedbank launch new cheque card

South African Airways (SAA), Voyager and Nedbank has launched a first in the world - a cheque card which guarantees users to earn air miles per transactional swipe.

AFRAA secretary general meets Cameroon stakeholders ahead of Africa's premier

The African Airlines Association (AFRAA) Secretary General, Abdeerahmane Berthe accompanied by Camair-co chief executive officer, Ernest Dikoum, met the Minister Deputy Secretary General of the Presidency of the Republic of

Going global: The Air School that's aiming high

A South African flight school has gone global in its reach and is now training cadet pilots from all over the world. Dave Calderwood reports.

Kenyon International partners with the MEBAA

Kenyon International Emergency Services, a global leader in disaster management, is pleased to announce the continued partnership with the Middle East and North Africa Business Aviation Association (MEBAA).

Uganda’s new airport rising from the bush

A new international airport is about to emerge in western Uganda, as the country seeks to unlock its oil wealth. Alan Dron reports.

Connect MEIA SK1402010519
See us at
AirCargoAFA_BT220318210219AviAssistBT201218280219AviationAfrica_BT0607280219Connect MEIA BT1402010519