Friday, September 2, 2011

Video, the reco-NG pod in action

La chaîne de mise en œuvre du « Pod Reco-NG » par ministeredeladefense

  • New generation recce pod
  • operational on Rafale since october 2010
  • operated from the Sigonella air base since July 2011 and over Libya since the the first day of the no flight zone enforcement (and presumably 3 weeks before it)
  • Length : 5m / weight: about 1 tonne
  • forward sensor : Visible and IR spectrum / Rear sensor : IR only
  • 4 technicians needed to mount the pod
  • Typical mission over libya : 02h45min / 15 recording points
  • The pictures are transmited inflight using a dedicated antenna deployed on the air base

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