Systems include an upgraded, exportable Kestrel for defense, security and humanitarian relief

FAIRFAX, Va.— Feb. 6, 2017Logos Technologies will be showcasing its family of wide-area motion imagery (WAMI) sensors, including the Kestrel Block II and Redkite systems, at the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX), held February 19-23, in Abu Dhabi.

Kestrel Block II mounted on an aerostat

Kestrel Block II mounted on an aerostat

The Block II shares the same capabilities as the original Kestrel WAMI system, which has been deployed with U.S. forces since 2011. Each sensor, when mounted on an aerostat, creates a 440 Mpx mosaic image and can monitor an entire city-sized area at once, day and night, for weeks at a time.

“The key upgrade in Kestrel Block II,” says John Marion, president of Logos Technologies, “is that we have improved the operational reliability, while significantly reducing the weight, from 150 pounds [68 kg] to less than 85 [40 kg].”In addition, each WAMI system detects and simultaneously tracks all significant movers in real time, while also recording events for later forensic analysis.

As a result, the Block II can be paired with a much wider range of aerostats, sensors and communications equipment.

“The Kestrel Block II is also widely exportable,” notes Alan Murdoch, the company’s vice president of International Programs. This enables international customers to take advantage of Logos Technologies’ WAMI solutions for their surveillance, security and humanitarian needs.

Also on display at IDEX is Logos Technologies’ lightweight, day-only Redkite WAMI sensor.

Redkite Pod on Helicopter

Redkite pod mounted on a helicopter

Housed in a platform-agnostic pod that can be mounted on a variety of helicopters, planes and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), Redkite is designed for on-the-move operations, storing up to eight hours of tagged and geo-registered imagery while in flight.

In its pod form, the system weighs less than 35lbs (15 kg). However, attendees at IDEX will, for the first time ever, get to see a full-size model of an even lighter Redkite sensor adapted for the internal payload bay of a small Group 3 UAS.Redkite’s greater than 50-megapixel camera can image an area up to four kilometers in diameter. From within this expansive field of view, operators can retrieve up to 10 select video feeds, and stream them down to hundreds of desktop computers, tablets or other mobile devices in real time.

For more information on Logos Technologies and its innovative solutions, please visit Booth 03-B29 at the Abu Dhabi National Exposition Centre.




About Logos Technologies

Founded in 1996, Logos Technologies LLC is a diversified science, engineering and technology company specializing in the fields of advanced sensors, wide-area motion imagery, advanced analytics and processing of large, multisource datasets. Logos serves government customers, including the Department of Defense, Intelligence Community and Department of Homeland Security, as well as a range of customers in commercial and international markets. Learn more at


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