Denel's Kentron UAV division has unveiled a Seeker II unmanned air vehicle (UAV) fitted with the Avitronics developed Electronic Surveillance Payload (ESP).


Kentron UAV marketing manager Hein van Tonder says the ESP is capable of identifying emitters in the 0.5-18GHz range, typical frequencies for search, track and fire control radars. The nose-mounted system weighs 16kg (35lb), has a 240° azimuth and 70° elevation field of view. Avitronics is separately marketing the system as the Electronic Locator System.

Van Tonder says ESP will enter service by the end of this year with an export customer, which he declines to name but is thought to be Algeria. The Seeker II platform - due to enter service next year with an unnamed Gulf customer - can carry either the ESP or an optical sensor. Kentron plans to develop the UAV to carry the systems simultaneously.

Source: Flight International