Sentient Secures ViDAR Contract With Lockheed Martin For Rotary ISR Capability

Published on: January 2021

CANBERRA, 27 January 2021 – An Australian-developed innovative intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) system has been selected by Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company, to undergo a testing and development program.

Melbourne’s Sentient Vision Systems (Sentient) has been awarded a contract to further test and develop the ViDAR (Visual Detection and Ranging) system that could see the cutting-edge Australian capability integrated with the sensor suites on the MH-60R Seahawk.

Lockheed Martin will work with Sentient to further evolve the capability of the ViDAR system, which is a persistent wide area motion imaging (WAMI) system that is designed to autonomously detect, geo-locate, track and classify objects over vast areas of terrain below an aircraft or UAS.

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