ILA: Diamond to unveil airbourne radio detection on Guardian
Diamond Aircraft's DA42 Guardian equipped with a radio detection system is being launched at the ILA show in Berlin next week
Equipped with a COMINT system from Rohde & Schwarz the DA42 remote sensing platform reliably detects, identifies and locates radio signals and is being flagged as the perfect solution for border guard, maritime rescue or military missions.
Airborne communications intelligence significantly increases the efficiency of monitoring and intelligence missions. Airborne platforms make it much easier to monitor difficult-to-access terrains, the open sea and green borders. Radio signals can be detected, identified and located regardless of the time of day and visibility conditions.
At the show in Berlin, Diamond will unveil the first optimized and proven scalable COMINT system from Rohde & Schwarz for deployment on the airborne platform DA42 Guardian.
Broadband signal interception and processing ensures that signals are reliably detected. It is even possible to monitor multiple radio channels per frequency band.
Rohde & Schwarz consciously opted for Diamond Airborne Sensing, a subsidiary of Diamond Aircraft Industries and a specialist in system integration and the DA42 as a sensor carrier. The system is already fully certified and can be integrated within a few days. While performing demonstration flights in Austria and Germany the new COMINT platform from Diamond Aircraft exceeded all expectations. Complemented by an electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) camera the scenario can be additionally visualized.
The Guardian is a surveillance and reconnaissance platform equipped with two turbo-diesel engines and a range of up to 1800 km with a fuel consumption of only 28l/hr. The aircraft already operates in 28 countries worldwide and also can be used as an UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) or OPV (Optionally Piloted Vehicle).
The ILA event begins at Schonefeld in Berlin next Monday.