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Technical concept of the UK Tornado stand-off reconnaissance system
Author(s): Gavin R. Dyer
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Paper Abstract

The operational limitations exposed during the Gulf War have led to the formulation of a requirement for anew generation of tactical reconnaissance pod for the Royal Air Force Tornado aircraft. The pod will contain a high resolution Electro-Optical sensor capable of day and night-time operations, digital recording of the imagery for airborne replay and ground exploitation, and a data-link for real time/near real time imagery transmission. The program requirement includes a deployable ground exploitation system to provide a comprehensive independent capability. The interoperability of the air and ground segments with other systems is addressed through NATO standardization agreements. This system will provide the Tornado with a highly flexible stand-off imaging system for day/night operations from a range of altitudes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 November 1996
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2829, Airborne Reconnaissance XX, (21 November 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.259739
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Gavin R. Dyer, Defence Research Agency Malvern (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2829:
Airborne Reconnaissance XX
Richard J. Wollensak; Wallace G. Fishell; William H. Barnes; Arthur A. Andraitis; Alfred C. Crane; Michael S. Fagan, Editor(s)

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