COTS Journal has published an article written by Chassis Plans on the Gorgon Stare and ARGUS-IS imaging systems mounted on the General Atomics’ Reaper UAV aircraft. Featured is a Chassis Plans’ custom integrated transit case data transportation system.
The Predator, the first large UAV from GA, has a single camera ball on the nose providing a limited field of view. It has been likened to looking at the battle space through a straw. Gorgon Stare provided a much wider coverage area with tracking of up to 10 targets. ARGUS-IS provided a 50 sq KM coverage area with up to 65 tracked targets. This much improved battle space awareness provides huge benefits in the global war on terror.