Lightweight WAMI for the Insitu Integrator

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Lightweight, Wide-Area Motion Imagery for the Insitu IntegratorTM Tactical UAS

Redkite-I is a compact wide-area motion imagery (WAMI) sensor that’s housed in the payload bay of the Insitu Integrator, a Group 3 unmanned aircraft system (UAS). Like larger WAMI systems, Redkite-I can monitor a city-sized area in near real-time, detecting and tracking multiple targets while also recording events for later analysis. Redkite-I employs our multi-modal edge processor (MMEP), a high-performance processor that converts gigabytes of data into geo-tagged imagery—eight hours of which can be stored locally, while the sensor is still airborne. Operators on the ground can then download both live and recorded electro-optical imagery from the WAMI system.



  • Ultra-lightweight – less than 25 lbs
  • Coverage of an area up to four kilometers (2.48 miles) in diameter
  • Resolution optimized to track vehicles and detect moving dismounts
  • High-performance, real-time onboard multi-modal edge processor (MMEP)
  • Onboard storage of up to eight hours of mission data
  • Streaming video windows to support more than 10 sensor operators at once
  • Imagery that can be transmitted to handheld devices
  • User-defined “watchboxes” to provided sensor operators automated detection alerts

Redkite-I is an official product offering in the Insitu catalog for U.S. and international customers of the Integrator UAS, bringing a WAMI capability to a variety of military, homeland security, and public safety missions.

Mission Sets:

  • Force protection
  • Tactical-level persistent surveillance
  • Route reconnaissance and overwatch
  • Border security
  • Police aerial patrol
  • Suspect tracking
  • Data-driven policing
  • Monitoring wildfires and suppression progress

Customers for Redkite-I include both domestic and international government and commercial entities. For more information about the Redkite-I system, please contact us.

Size, Weight, and Power

  • Bay size: 41 in (105 cm) L x 12 in (31 cm) W x 8 in (21 cm) H
  • Bay weight: < 25 lbs (11 kg)
  • Bay power: < 300 W (peak)
  • GCS size: 43 in (109 cm) L x 27 in (69 cm) W x 27 in (69 cm) H
  • GCS weight: < 250 lbs (113 kg)
  • GCS power: 1 KW


  • Operational altitude: 3,000 ft – 12,000 ft (1,000 – 4,000 m) AGL
  • Area of coverage: 1 km diameter from 3,000 ft (1,000 m) AGL / 4 km diameter from 12,000 ft (4,000 m) AGL
  • GSD: 0.13 m at 3,000 ft (1,000 m) AGL
  • Camera: > 50 Mpx
  • Refresh rate: ≥ 2 Hz
  • Cross-cueing: Yes
  • Viewer windows: Up to 10 unique streaming video windows
  • GCS archive length: 100 hrs, expandable to 200 hrs
  • Onboard archive length: > 4 hrs, expandable to 8 hrs
  • Transmission to mobile devices: Yes
  • Internal processing: Compact embedded processing includes north-up rendering, real-time and DVR streaming, and full-mission storage.
  • Datalink: Internal datalink, providing a fully integrated, single LRU

Support Documents

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Redkite-I Spec Sheet Wide-Area Systems Brochure
Systems Overview Request

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