Redkite delivers a powerful, wide-area ISR capability in a small, lightweight form-factor


FAIRFAX, Va. — December 5, 2017 Logos Technologies announced today that it has been selected by Aviation Week & Space Technology for a 2018 Annual Laureate Award for its work on Redkite, a lightweight wide-area motion imagery (WAMI) system for airborne platforms.

“We are honored to have our Redkite WAMI sensor recognized as the Best New Defense Product,” said John Marion, president of Logos Technologies. “The Aviation Week’s Laureates Awards have a long history of recognizing the very best in the industry.”

Redkite Sensor Pod now weighs under 30 pounds.

Redkite Sensor Pod now weighs under 30 pounds.

Logos Redkite on Integrator UAS

Logos Redkite on Integrator UAS


Though weighing less than 35lbs, Redkite can image in real time a city-sized area (over 12 square kilometers) at once—detecting, tracking and recording all significant movers within the scene. It can also record, store and archive up to eight hours of this data for forensic analysis.

Redkite can support hundreds of users on the ground, allowing them to select up to 10 different real-time and recorded video feeds from within the system’s expansive coverage area and view them on desktop screens, tablets and other mobile devices.

“This is what makes Redkite such an effective tool for national defense, homeland security and disaster relief missions,” Marion said.

Redkite comes in two variants: a platform-agnostic podded version that can be mounted externally to planes, helicopters, and unmanned aerial systems (UAS), and an integrated version adapted to the payload bay of Group 3 UAS, such as the Integrator built by Insitu.

In both cases, the WAMI sensor needs to be small, lightweight but powerful—and it is for this work in successful continued miniaturization that Logos is being honored.

“Logos Technologies and all of the winners were selected by Aviation Week Network editors who reviewed dozens of nominations, embody the spirit of exploration, innovation and vision that will inspire others to strive for broad-reaching progress in aviation, aerospace and defense,” said Aviation Week & Space Technology editor-in-chief Joseph C. Anselmo.

Logos Technologies, along with other winners of the  2018 Laureate Awards, will be honored on March 1, 2018 at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC., at which point a Grand Laureate will be announced in each of the four categories: Business Aviation, Commercial, Defense and Space.


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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