From ship to shore
Challenging conditions set high standards for data transfer. One application that takes this up a notch is marine target drones. L3Harris ASV is the leading supplier of unmanned and autonomous marine systems. The central factor in their solutions is meeting customers’ mission-critical needs. The company uses SATEL radios in their C-Target high-speed marine target drones.
C-Targets are lightweight and highly manoeuvrable marine targets used for naval gunnery training, weapons and platform trials, ship command and control assessments, and also surface-surface and air-surface applications. C-Targets are currently in operation in the UK, Singapore and South Korea.
Safe, efficient and reliable
C-Target range has a variety of vessel sizes with proven capability for test and training. They can be used as a direct fire target or as a tow boat for inflatable targets or other small craft. The vehicles can also be customized to resemble specific craft.
- A range of target drones from 1–13 meters in size
- Realistic high speed threat emulation
- Remote operation through direct control or programmable console
- Manned and unmanned operation
- Can operate individually or as part of a swarm
Target drones are operated by ASView-T Control System. The system comprises of the core vessel system, base server, bridge operator user interface and helm remote controller. SATELLINE-EASy Pro 35W UHF radios are used as a ship-to-shore communications link. SATEL radios provide command and control information to the C-Targets and relay positional and telemetry data back to the remote operator. The range with SATEL radios goes beyond 10 kilometers.
Images: L3Harris Technologies ‘C-Target’ Marine Target Drones