Key products in the Denel Aerospace Systems line-up include the following:
The Seeker and Bateleur UAVs; the short-range IR-guided A-Darter and the Beyond Visual Range (BVR) radar-guided R-Darter air-to-air missiles; the Umkhonto surface-to-air missile; the Mokopa and Ingwe anti-armour missiles; the Skua high-speed target drone; the Raptor guided TV bomb and Umbane GPS/INS guidance kit for Mk.82, Mk.83 and Mk.84 bombs. In addition to this it has developed the Kemva optical seeker head for stand-off weapons and the Arachnida weapons management system.
The Bateleur (named for an African eagle) is an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) prototype designed and built by DenelAerospaceSystems (formerly Kentron).
The entire aircraft is constructed using a modular construction system, making adapting the airframe in future to increase the range or fit larger payloads much easier than with a rigid airframe.
Initially, proposed payloads include the Denel Optronics Argos-410 electro-optical (E/O) and infrared (IR) system (with optional laser rangefinder), the Denel Optronics Goshawk-350 E/O and IR system (also with optional laser rangefinder), a laser designator, an Avitronics Emitter Locating System, electronic intelligence equipment, and/or a synthetic aperture radar.
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