ATLR is a multi-function airborne Electronic Surveillance (ES) payload providing blue and red force beacon tracking, command and control of beacons, and communications rebroadcast, at ultra-low Size Weight and Power (SWaP) and suited to the harshest of environments.
A range of beacons that are commanded by the ATLR payload are designed to be placed on red forces to enable tracking, for example Special Forces placing a beacon on a car of interest. ATLR is part of a wider range of QinetiQ airborne payloads that include ASX and SDML. Originally designed for High Altitude Platforms ATLR has been proven in harsh environments on the Zephyr UAV.
Unique selling points
ATLR has a lower SWaP than other airborne red beacon trackers and combines communications rebroadcast within the same payload. The beacons are controlled by the airborne payload, making it possible to activate and de-activate in order to preserve battery life and extend the operational effectiveness of emplaced beacons.