Israel’s Rafael has developed a new, lightweight electro-optical/infrared sensor for use aboard small UAVs.

The system, called MicroLite, is optimised for wide-area, persistent surveillance. It scans with high-resolution mid-wave infrared sensors, and “may be equipped” with a laser designator.

“By continuously monitoring a large area, MicroLite creates a wide footprint, by which the entire area is continuously revisited at a very high rate, enabling simultaneous high-resolution tracking and investigation of multiple targets, including small targets,” says the company.


Source: Rafael

MicroLite EO/IO sensor depicted on a Orbiter-4 UAV

“All video products and analytics are geographically anchored and simultaneously disseminated to multiple clients.”

The system has been integrated with Rafael’s Orbiter-4 UAV to commence flight testing.