Tactical UAS, deployment oriented mission systems, next generation FLIR & Counter-Drone
As a innovative system company ESG Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH has managed and supported, for more than 50 years, the entire product lifecycle of customised manned and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), command and control (C2) systems and specialised systems for its customers, thereby safeguarding the in-service operation of these complete systems. At Paris Air Show 2019, ESG is presenting a selection of innovative products and services on stand #C353 in the German Pavillon in Hall 2C.
The Airborne Operator Console – a modular mission workstation for police, border control and military missions – is an enhancement of the existing workstations developed by ESG for performing tasks such as observing large crowds, tracking suspects and search and rescue missions for missing persons or refugees by using HD camera systems, digital maps and a variety of communication equipment. The console provides an ergonomically optimised alignment of the two displays and a new high performance mission computer. The mission software is completely developed by ESG and can easily be adapted to any customer specific requirements.
ESG offers a piloting Forward Looking Infrared (FLIR) System for helicopter mission related tasks. The system enhances situational awareness and reduces the workload of helicopter pilots during night-time and in degraded visual environments. Its Dual-band detector with mid-wave and long-wave IR spectrum increases the performance in degraded visual environments and provides a colour-coded image for the pilot to improve the perception of information. The system has a very high dynamic, fast moving gimbal, together with very low video latency.
The GUARDION anti-drone solution developed by ESG and its co-operation partners Rohde & Schwarz and Diehl Defence is based on the tried-and-tested system used to protect the celebrations on the Day of German Unity in Berlin 2018 or various major political events such as the G20 summit in Hamburg in 2017, US President Obama’s state visit in June 2016 and the G7 summit in Elmau in 2015. Within GUARDION, ESG is responsible for the selection, integration and networking of powerful sensors, the optimised situation overview using the TARANIS command & control system developed by ESG and the connection to existing IT networks and infrastructure. GUARDION provides scalable solutions for secure detection and defence against drones in stationary, mobile or deployable configurations, adapted to the individual requirements of customers and situations.
Paris is furthermore setting the scene for the international product launch of VECTOR and SCORPION. With these systems ESG and Quantum-Systems GmbH present innovative solutions in the field of electrically operated, unmanned eVTOL systems for tactical deployment scenarios.
VECTOR combines the performance advantages of a fixed-wing aircraft with the vertical take-off capability of a helicopter. In just a few simple steps, you can switch to the SCORPION configuration and use the benefits of a sophisticated tri-copter setup thanks to the 2-in-1 system. This allows a fast and highly flexible response to different challenges of changing deployment scenarios. Due to their design, VECTOR and SCORPION are ideal for tactical reconnaissance and surveillance missions even in demanding weather and environmental conditions.
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