UTC Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp., received a contract to supply Cloud Cap Technology TASE400 stabilized camera payloads for maritime operations on Saab's Skeldar unmanned aerial system (UAS).
UTC says Skeldar is a flexible, multi-mission UAS designed to meet objectives on land or at sea. The Cloud Cap Technology TASE400 camera system integrates seamlessly onto Skeldar, the company adds.
According to UTC, TASE400, which includes daylight and cooled continuous zoom mid-wave infrared nighttime imagers, weighs only 7.5 pounds. The camera system includes full GPS, an inertial navigation system and image stabilization, as well as scene steering, path track and object tracking.
Units supplied by UTC’s operations in Hood River, Ore., were integrated by Cloud Cap Technology's European support partner, Magline Composite Sistemas, this past summer, UTC notes. The complete system was deployed with Saab at the end of 2013.