• Short Summary

    The U.S. Army is currently flight testing a mini-RPV Laser Target Designation system designed and?

  • Description


    Technicians prepare Praeire IIA for flight.
    12 ft


    Technician in van.
    2 ft


    Preflight of Praeire IIA.
    7 ft


    Praeire IIA takeoff.
    9 ft


    Praeire IIA in air and technician with controls on ground.
    13 ft


    Technician in van.
    13 ft


    Praeire IIA landing.
    9 ft



    Initials



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The U.S. Army is currently flight testing a mini-RPV Laser Target Designation system designed and developed by Philco-Ford's Aeronautic Division. It was originally sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency acting through the Air Force, but has been assumed as part of the Remotely Piloted Aerial Observer/Designator System (RPAODS).

    The Praeire is an austere 75 pound fabric-covered wooden RPV for use under daylight conditions. It is designed to accomplish reconnaissance, target acquisition and target designation missions. It is equipped with a TV camera, optical systems and a ground link system.

    The program is managed by the Army Aviation Systems Command (AVSCOM), St. Louis, for the Army Material Command (AMC).

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAKE732WP4FW7CPX8RQJJ2MK7U
    Media URN:
    VLVAAKE732WP4FW7CPX8RQJJ2MK7U
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/04/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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