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S-Plane's Paragon System
S-Plane’s Paragon System

UAV company S-Plane from South Africa has unveiled its new Paragon command and control system, able to control multiple UAVs simultaneously.

Paragon was officially launched at the Africa Aerospace and Defense exhibition last month. The system is essentially a 3D world in which unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), waypoints and other metadata are all objects that can be manipulated and controlled graphically by the operator.

UAV sensor data can be viewed and projected onto the map, and as more data is gathered, more detail is added to the map. “This is the first of its kind as far as we know…there has been a lot of interest,” said Dr.. Iain Peddle, Chief Technical Officer at S-Plane.

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Paragon allows the operator to control multiple UAVs as well as their payloads and can plot sensor swathe areas so that maximum coverage is obtained by aircraft sensors. This is according to Defense Web. An archiving function allows specific imagery to be reviewed in high definition.

The system can be run on mobile devices such as rugged tables and laptops connecting to S-Plane’s ground data terminals wirelessly for freedom of operation.