UAV Vision has received a development contract totalling $2 million from Australia’s Defence Innovation Hub for the development of a micro gimbal that will support the Australian Army. UAV Vision intends to demonstrate the micro gimbal within 12 months of execution of the contract.
This is the fourth largest Defence Innovation Hub contract that has been awarded till date.
The sub 250g micro gimbal system development project aims to provide 50x zoom, electro-optical and custom thermal (LWIR) imaging, and a range of other smart enhancements, in addition to significant onboard video processing capabilities that will enable the next generation of image processing, video compression and smart features.
“This is an exciting project for UAV Vision and we are glad to be supporting our homeland by providing a cutting-edge micro gimbal for the Australian Army. We are grateful to the Australian Defence Force for recognizing our capabilities in providing world-leading optical solutions for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance,” said CEO at UAV Vision, Michael Bailey, who added, “We are looking forward to working alongside other Australian companies to provide the ultimate miniature surveillance solution.”
An unmanned aerial vehicle fitted with the new micro gimbal will be able to navigate and operate in GPS and radio denied environments, providing the Australian Army with significant advantages in the field.
UAV Vision is an Australian company that specializes in the design and manufacture of lightweight, multi sensor and gyro-stabilised imaging systems for ISR operations that are ITAR free.