VStar Systems and Martin UAV jointly announced the successful completion of an overseas demonstration of the new COMINT capabilities onboard the Martin UAV V-Bat aircraft. VStar Systems, a privately held aerospace and defense systems company, was invited to travel overseas to demonstrate the capabilities of its modular Signal Intelligence Sensor, MA-C2E/Lite. The sensor made multiple flights aboard the Martin UAV V-Bat with durations of over 2.5 hours. The MA-C2E/Lite greatly exceeded expectations by collecting signals from over 100 miles distance while the aircraft flew at 5,000 feet above ground level. In the course of several days, several other system firsts were achieved, including altitude, duration and range.
“The completion of the demonstration marks a critical step in the right direction,” said Andy von Stauffenberg, CEO of VStar Systems. “We clearly showed that there is a gap in the ability to collect intelligence and our joint system is able to fill it. I am particularly excited to say that we were able to collect useful and new intelligence during this demo. Of course, thanks go out to Martin UAV and their incredible aircraft.”
The MA-C2E/Lite system is designed to function as a highly modular, scalable, flexible tactical COMINT sensor, specifically intended to address design challenges posed by Class 2 or 3 UAVs. The Martin UAV V-Bat aircraft is a VTOL aircraft designed to fly from very small areas with a minimal amount of support equipment. Continue reading about the MA-C2E/Lite SIGINT Sensor demo.
Source: sUAS News