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Smith Myers teams with Airborne Technologies on platform integration

Posted 3 June 2022

Biggleswade based Smith Myers has announced that it has partnered with Airborne Technologies to integrate its industry pioneering ARTEMIS SAR (Search and Rescue) geolocation software.

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Airborne Technologies will offer ARTEMIS in an integrated aerial SAR package to also include the L3Harris WESCAM MX-10 EO/IR low-weight imaging system, BlackFish satellite intercept system from Horizon Technologies and SHOTOVER Systems mission software.

Smith Myers – an acknowledged pioneer and global specialist in the design, development, manufacture and support of application specific cellular network and handset capabilities – is celebrating 35 years since it was established by a team of UK design engineers.

ARTEMIS turns any mobile phone into a rescue beacon, only requiring two small antennas to generate a latitude/longitude fix at up to 19 nautical miles (35km), offering a radical and effective alternative to traditional airborne sensors and direction-finding systems:

  • Texting and calls in no service areas
  • Automatic cueing of EO/IR (Electro -Optical/Infra-Red)
  • Deployment as a stand-alone with embedded mapping or integrate with leading mission system providers
  • Making missions in low light/ IMC (Instrument Meteorological Conditions) safer and increasing the odds for a positive outcome
  • Available in several SWaP configurations for manned/unmanned platforms

“ARTEMIS airborne capabilities are available for use on manned rotary and fixed-wing platforms and drones with large and small payloads,” explains John Gillespie, Smith Myers Production Manager for 25-years. “Joining forces with Airborne Technologies provides a compelling sensor solution, backed by a fully qualified certification according to EASA standards and an outstanding line up of world-leading sensor and software partners."

ARTEMIS has been in active service saving lives around the world.  The global customer base includes deployment with the Royal Norwegian Airforce for Search and Rescue duties with the Leonardo AW101 SAR Queen and has received many international awards, including the coveted Royal Aeronautical Society Silver medal.
 

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