One integrated solution to mount the different sensors is the OctoPod, a unique all-in-one belly-mounted airborne surveillance pod. The OctoPod was jointly developed by Aerodata and its subsidiary OPTIMARE.
It enables multi-sensor-based airborne surveillance operations, while minimizing space consumption and cost for aircraft modification. The OctoPod can be equipped with up to eight sensors.
Instrument: State-of-the-art AESA radar
Instrument: Side-Looking Airborne Radar (SLAR)
Instrument: IR/UV Line Scanner
Instrument: VIS Line Scanner (VIS)
Instrument: Laser Fluorosensor (LFS-P)
Instrument: Microwave Radiometer (MWR-P)