The GOSHAWK-II Airborne Observation System is designed for installation on unmanned aerial vehicles and light aircraft to provide observation and targeting capabilities for military, border and maritime patrol and law enforcement missions.
The GOSHAWK-II is centered around a fully integrated, 14-inch class Stabilised Turret Assembly, providing best-in-class stabilisation.
The Sensor Payload comprises a 3rd Generation Thermal Imager (MWIR) and a HDTV Camera, both featuring continuous optical and electronic zoom capability.
An internal Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) and GPS enable accurate GEO-location of ground targets and steering or tracking of the system’s line of sight to pre-defined GPS locations, providing commanders with real-time intelligence in areas of operational interest while the integral Autotracker function provides tracking of moving or static targets in the line of sight.
Advanced image processing functions including picture-in-picture display, edge enhancement, haze penetration and pseudo colours to provide optimized image performance for varying operational conditions.
The GOSHAWK-II HD is for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions is fitted with an Eyesafe Laser Rangefinder whereas the GOSHAWK-II HDT is for Intelligence, Surveillance, Targeting and Reconnaissance (ISTAR) missions is fitted with a dual wavelength Laser Designator Rangefinder with selected target designation and eyesafe training mode. Additionally, a Near Infrared Laser Pointer or Laser Illuminator are offered as options to enhance the operational effectiveness of the system.
- ISR and ISTAR applications
- 3rd Generation Thermal imager/ HDTV Camera
- Eyesafe Laser Rangefinder
- Laser Designator/Rangefinder
- Multi-mode auto-tracker
- IMU and GPS for GEO-functionality
- Real time, on-board image processing
- Edge and contrast enhancement
- Haze penetration