In 2021, AIR TEAM s.r.o. was approved for a subsidy for the project:
Project name: Advanced Aircraft ISR Technology Development Centre
Registration number: CZ.01.1.02/0.0/0.0/20_338/0024231
The project is financed from the Operational Programme Enterprise and Innovation for Competitiveness (OP PIK), Potential VII programme. Its objective is to expand the existing AIR TEAM development centres and to build a new Development Centre for Advanced Airborne ISR Technologies”. This development centre will focus on the research and development of versatile, multi-purpose and multi-functional autonomous IP (Internet Protocol) overhead containers (PODU) using ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance) technologies, i.e. optical, sensor head and data transmission system, which will be built into two categories of aerial platforms (GA and UL/ELSA).
The IP ISR Pods will be designed to serve as an airborne relay point for tactical IP MANET (Mobile Ad-Hoc Network) data and voice communications, in addition to wireless two-way IP transmission of any sensor data (type of sensor data is defined by the type of sensor installed) ground-to-air. This system will offer a solution to the often problematic two-way (ground-to-air and air-to-ground) IP connection for the purpose of transparent transmission of any information (in the form of IP packets or IP streams) over a long distance, respectively during air operations over a large area, and the possibility of transmitting video wirelessly even over longer distances to the site that will subsequently process the data and the possibility of streaming video.
The production of prototypes of IP ISR Pods, the production of a verification series and then the standard production of IP ISR Pods will be carried out in cooperation with AIR TEAM service, s.r.o.