Developed for use in QinetiQ’s range of air vehicles, the CASPA system provides a reliable, integrated avionics and autopilot alternative to other unmanned vehicle producers.
CASPA is available in two versions capable of plug-and-play. The original CASPA, developed for Banshee aerial targets provides a system that allows its performance to be user-tuned to suit the flight characteristics of a particular target, alongside its mission and payload control requirements. The smaller and lighter mini-CASPA provides a simpler and lower cost unit ideal for use in semi-expendable target drone applications.
A marine version of CASPA can also be used in boat targets. This version is in service in our Sprite I and Sprite II vehicles.
- Self-contained offering easy integration. Provides the following: Command receiver Telemetry transmitter Three-axis inertial measurement unit (IMU) Pressure transducers for airspeed and barometric altitude GPS receiver Autopilot
- GPS waypoint navigation with track, altitude and airspeed hold
- Autonomous target operation with automatic launch and recovery sequences
- Mature system proven in many thousands of hours of operational use in the world’s harshest environments on land and sea