Route reconnaissance is critical for protecting convoy routes and monitoring minor mountain and rural tracks, which are often used by insurgents delivering and deploying Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs).
Operators analysing ISR video must zoom in to detect target detail close to the route being monitored. Their eyes naturally focus on the slow moving convoy itself. During long overwatch operations, both of these make it likely that targets will be missed.
Kestrel Land automatically detects small moving targets down to 2x2 pixels in real-time. This enables operators to use a wider field of view, increasing the detection area. Automatic detection ensures that operator vigilance is maintained during long missions.
Kestrel greatly enhances the effectiveness of route reconnaissance missions.