1. Nearly 40 years of investment, innovation and hard-gained experience
have placed Kentron, part of the Denel Group of companies, in the forefront
of aerospace technology in South Africa, making Kentron an important
player in the international defence market.
2. As part of the Denel Group today, Kentron is a pivotal player in
the establishment and retention of an important technology base and
infrastructure in South Africa, as well as a major contributor to the
economy, with an export sales ration of more than 70%.
3. To streamline its activities, Kentron has been divided into three
business units, each with its own range of products, namely Kentron
Dynamics: guided missiles and stand-off weapons; Kentron UAV Systems:
surveillance systems and target drones and; Cumulus: optronic systems.
KENTRON UAV SYSTEMS
4. Kentron UAV Systems has been in the forefront of unmanned aerial
vehicle design and development since the early 1980â€™s. Kentron
UAV Systems now focuses on these core competencies, which include aerodynamic
design, ground control station design and a comprehensive composite
material structures capability, as well as total system design.
5. Our vision is to create prosperity for our owners and people by
being a recognised UAV supplier of selected systems and services to
satisfy clients in focussed markets worldwide.
Seeker II Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Surveillance System
6. The Seeker II unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) system is the flagship
of Kentron UAV Systems products. It is designed for real-time reconnaissance,
target location and artillery fire control at distances of 250km, with
an extended range capability, increasing operations to 500km.
7. The Seeker II tactical UAV system demonstrates the highest degree
of flexibility in the utilisation of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles to support
Artillery during operations. Rapid deployment, ease of operation, reliability
and limited logistic support requirements for the Seeker II system,
make this state-of-the-art, digital system, a first in its class for
the Artillery Commander.
Fig 2: Seeker II UAV in flight
Skua High-Speed Target Drone
8. Modern aerial engagements call for rapid response and times and
accurate weapons direction. By simulating high-speed aircraft and missile
attacks, the Skua high-speed target drone is able to test air defence
systems to the maximum.
9. Skua is designed to operate autonomously up to a range of 600km
and this feature, coupled with its modular configuration, allows for
cost-effective bare-site deployment. In addition, a flexible payload
capability allows for optimal configuration of the system to meet almost
any training and evaluation requirement.
10. Skua has been successfully deployed since 1992, and has also been
used as a target service by some of the worldâ€™s leading air forces,
as well as manufacturers of guided missiles.
11. Seraph is a new-generation, high-speed, mission-adaptive drone,
that incorporates the latest low-observable technology.
Being an independent developer and supplier of UAV systems, Kentron UAV
Systems can offer a unique dimension in the field of UAV acquisition.
Not only does Kentron UAV Systems offer complete tailor-made UAV systems,
but by using the extensive experience in UAV development, manufacture
and operation, we can assist a prospective customer to design his own
system and participate in the execution of the project.