Imaging Payload Sensors
AeroVironment’s suite of micro-gimbals delivers lightweight, compact visual awareness solutions designed to satisfy demanding requirements for Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) operations. Combining high-resolution EO/IR sensors with multiple zoom levels and laser illuminator on select models, the Mantis line of compact payloads are designed to provide application flexibility and deliver superior imagery in any operational environment.
MANTIS™ i45 N
Puma AE & Puma LE
Mantis i45 N is a dual-axis, gyro-stabilized, multi-sensor nighttime imaging payload system designed for maximum visibility during low light or nighttime intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) operations.
Puma AE & Puma LE
Mantis i45 delivers lightweight, compact and powerful visual awareness to the Puma™ AE small unmanned aircraft system (UAS) operator and supports an advanced suite of sensors, including ultra high-resolution EO and IR imagers.
MANTIS™ i23 D
Mantis™ i23 D is a compact, high-performance daytime imaging payload system for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) operations at an extended range. The next-generation payload provides dramatic improvement for daytime operations due to enhanced optics, digital processing and stabilization.
Mantis i23 imaging payload systems are ideal for low-altitude intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) providing a suite of advanced EO/IR features and laser illuminator in a small form factor.
At just 2.5 inches, the Mantis i22 is the smallest gimbaled imaging payload system available for AeroVironment’s Wasp small unmanned aircraft system (UAS). Battlefield proven, the ruggedized and waterproof design offers operators an advanced suite of EO/IR sensors.