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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.”

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