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Singapore AirShow 2020: Rafael to unveil MicroLite compact EO ISTAR system


During Singapore Airshow this week, Rafael will unveil MicroLite – a lightweight EO/IR sensor for airborne Wide-Area Persistent Surveillance missions, integrated on an Aeronautics ORBITER-4 UAS.


Singapore AirShow 2020 Rafael to unveil MicroLite compact EOIR ISTAR system 01 “By continuously monitoring a large area, MicroLite creates a wide footprint, by which the entire area is continuously revisited at a very high rate, enabling simultaneous high-resolution tracking and investigation of multiple targets, including small targets,” says the company. (Picture source: Rafael)


MicroLite is an innovative, compact, lightweight EO/IR Intelligence, Surveillance, Targeting and Reconnaissance (ISTAR) system, for small aerial platforms such as UAVs, Manned Aircraft, Aerostats and observation balloons.

First of its kind, RAFAEL's MicroLite has been integrated onto the Orbiter-4 UAV by Aeronautics, to begin flight tests. This is the first example of the tight synergy created by a RAFAEL product and an Aeronautics platform, after RAFAEL acquired Aeronautics last year. RAFAEL will present MicroLite at the Singapore Air Show at RAFAEL's booth.


Singapore AirShow 2020 Rafael to unveil MicroLite compact EOIR ISTAR system 02 MicroLite EO ISTAR system (Picture source: Rafael)


By simultaneous scanning with a high-resolution MWIR and Visual HD color sensors, MicroLite enables 24/7 Wide-Area Persistent Surveillance. In addition, MicroLite may be equipped with a LASER designator for sensor-to-shooter loop closure. Certain ground-breaking technologies have been developed and integrated into MicroLite to enable these capabilities in a miniaturized form-factor.