4The Solution………………………… Real time Programmable and Return Flight Control ModesMultiple Payloads up to 100kg and 530mm diameterELINT (0.5 to 18 GHz)Dual Up & Downlink, Multi-channels with Redundant ControlEmergency ParachuteAir Traffic Radio, S/IFF Transponder & Tactical Radio to Ground ForcesVideo Transmitter to Mobile ReceiversGPS / INS Navigation withBack up monopulse Range / Azimuth TrackingDenel Dynamics’ solution to this challenge was Seeker 400,a new platform aimed at taking our offering to the next generation of reconnaissance systems.Seeker 400 is a world-class, strategic, persistent, intelligent surveillance and reconnaissance platform that help commanders enhance situational awareness to support their countries’ homeland security needs, border patrol, and maritime patrol, as well as tactical and strategic surveillance.This new system will be is a force multiplier that assists military commanders in reinforcing their activities against, border crossing, poaching and drug trafficking, as well as protection of economic exclusive zone. While currently not equipped with satellite communication, it is designed to be upgradable to SAT COM capability that will allow it to offer extended range as well as offer armed reconnaissance.With increasing role in peace keeping efforts in the rest of Africa, and internal national requirements against various threats, South Africa has also identified a need for an effective surveillance system as a persistent force multiplier. To this extent the SANDF has signed a contract for the supply of the Seeker 400 system from Denel production of which is underway.
5Snyper (Armed variant of Seeker 400) (Specifications) CharacteristicValueMTOW550 kgControl links Range250 km (LOS)Endurance16 hrs (> 10 hrs over target)Fuel (max)140 litresTake-off300 m (Sea level)Weapons Payload (max)2 x 50 kgWingspan5,7 mMax altitude18000 ftFeaturesAir vehicle STANAG 4761 complaintAutomatic Take-off and Landing (ATOL)Dual up/down linksIFF, Mode S-transponderPayloadsElectro-Optical Payloads (Leo III HDT or Goshawk 350)Operational Range: Up to 750 km range with Tactical Ground Station “leap frog”
6Weapon Options (1) Mokopa Range - 10 km Missile mass - 45 kg Missile diameter – 178 mmAnti-armour warhead (Tandem HEAT)Lock-on capability LOBL or LOALDesignation from land or from platformIMU and semi-active laser (SAL) guidedLaunch altitude up to ft AGLStationary or moving target (<60 km/h/37 mph)
7Weapon Options (2) Impi-S Range – 6 km Missile mass - 15 kg Fragmentation warhead for soft skin targetLock-on capability LOBL or LOALDesignation from land or from platformIMU and semi-active laser guidedLaunch altitude up to ft AGLStationary or moving target (<100 km/h/60 mph)
8Sensors (Leo-III HD and Goshawk II) Supports all-weather, day/night operations,High Definition Electro-Optical Payload3-5µm Thermal ImagerLaser Range Finder and DesignatorGPS and IMU with Geo pointingTV and spotter camerasAuto video trackerAdvanced video processingImage fusion, Pseudo colouring, digital zoom, haze penetrationData – RS-232, RS-422, ARINC 429, Ethernet6-axis stabilisationLeo –III HD(9 sensors)
9Conclusion (Technology cooperation) Denel has been involved in ToT in Pakistan for over two decades,Various successful collaborations in Pakistan to date,Snyper UAS solution – address Pak Defence requirements,Denel - Joint venture with Pakistan Industry