The Blackshape BK180-ISP is an innovative aerial platform with OPV (Optionally Piloted Vehicle) capabilities. This configuration enables the aircraft to be controlled remotely from a Ground Control Station and to perform specific intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance missions with the ability to transfer the acquired data (video, snapshots, weather, metadata) via data-link in real time to the ground station.
The BK180-ISP can carry different payloads (EO/IR, Radars), integrated in two reconfigurable sub-wing pods. This allows to perform different missions and meet different payload requirements.
Currently the aircraft is provided with a multi-sensor gyro-stabilized imaging system, capable to operate in the visible and infra-red spectrum as well as a weather and search & rescue RADAR. The integration of these sub-system on-board, allows for surveillance, patrolling, data recording missions.