Britain's GEC-Marconi Avionics is pursuing development of advanced features for its Phoenix unmanned aerial vehicle.

Company director Ray Dennis says future payloads could include a lightweight thermal imager, dual infra-red/television sensors, synthetic aperture radar, electronic warfare systems, GPS navigation, improved ground stations and developments to the air vehicle itself.

The much delayed unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) is now in production for the British Army with some 70 air vehicles built of a total production run of 200.

Source: Flight Daily News