During force protection missions, ISR operators employ a tight field of view, scanning areas for small or slow targets before moving onto the next. Full surveillance of an area can take a long time and vital intelligence can be missed or delayed.
Kestrel Land allows an operator to utilize a much larger field of view than traditionally employed on a force protection mission. This allows consistent automated target detection long before contact, turning even small unstable Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV) platforms into effective wide area surveillance systems.
Kestrel can also insert target geo-locations into STANAG 4609 metadata for exploitation by third party mapping and geospatial applications.
Kestrel significantly enhances the effectiveness of force protection missions allowing the battle space manager fast and actionable real time intelligence.