Wide-Area Motion Imagery for Ships

Ships deployed overseas are vulnerable to enemy speedboats, rigid inflatable boats, and small unmanned aerial vehicles. Detecting potential threats is a ship’s best defense. To monitor against seaborne attacks, Logos Technologies has developed Skua, a dual sensor search and dwell system that overcomes mast obstruction.

Mounted on the yardarm of a ship, Skua detects and tracks incoming threats in near-real time from a range of 10 kilometers in any direction. Target information is then passed to high-resolution spotter cameras, which can pan, tilt, and zoom in on enemy craft.

In addition, Skua records tracks and captured activity for post-engagement analysis.

Skua features include:

  • Sensor pods housing midwave and longwave infrared (MWIR/LWIR) cameras
    360-degree coverage
  • WAMI detection and tracking of small boats from a range of 10 kilometers (6.21 miles)
  • High-resolution spotter camera for identifying vessels, gathering data, and calculating range
  • Unique, cross-referenced track IDs for separate boats to reduce false positives

For more information about Skua, please email