AWHERO is controlled through a Ground Control Station (GCS), with protocols and communication NATO STANAG-4586 compliant, able to manage multiple missions during all stages of flight, with combined or independent assets. The GCS enables mission planning/re-planning, mission management and control of sensor payloads. Data, images and video can be immediately transmitted to the GCS and to final user terminals for decision support.
Two modular payload bays carry sensors including radar (such as the Gabbiano TS Ultra-Light), Electro Optical (EO) / Infra-red (IR) and Light Imaging Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) and advanced communication systems. The payloads can be nose, underbelly or side-mounted. The nose bay can accommodate a 10” EO/IR turret or an 8” EO/IR turret with radar, while the underbelly and side bays can be used for heavier payloads.
AWHERO is the perfect low-cost/low maintenance solution for security and utility applications and has been designed to undertake a wide range of tactical battlefield and maritime missions. AWHERO can also be embarked and operated from a ship alongside a manned platform.