Rafael’s Reccelite XR reconnaissance system has recently been demonstrated on a Eurofighter combat aircraft operated by a European air force.

Interest in the latest version of the system – a derivative of Rafael’s Litening navigation and targeting pod – has increased due to the ongoing coalition campaign against Islamic State militants in the Middle East, the company says.

The gimbal-mounted Reccelite XR’s sensors – which can maintain coverage of an area of interest regardless of aircraft manoeuvres – can be controlled from the ground, Rafael says.

"This adds flexibility in many combat missions and can be essential for successful mission completion," says Guy Oren, director of the company's electro-optical systems unit.

Source: FlightGlobal.com