For military helicopter crews, quickly locating and engaging an enemy while staying at a safe distance for as long as possible can be a matter of life and death. Israel’s armament development body Rafael is offering the solution of a helicopter-mounted version of its SkyLite B mini-unmanned air vehicle. The UAV – mount-ed in a quad launcher – can be released in mid-air before locating and transmitting data on a target back to the crew in real time. Although the helicopter configuration is still in development, Rafael says it “provides a solution to closing the sensor to shooter loop”, allowing the crew to fire missiles immediately after the SkyLite spots the enemy.

Source: Flight Daily News