ARGOSIA: Solutions for Airborne Surveillance and Intelligence

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The protection of national interests is a major concern for any sovereign country, which implies the control of borders as well as maritime, air and land spaces. To ensure this strategic mission, armed forces, intelligence and security agencies require efficient surveillance solutions to quickly establish and report a clear tactical situation of their areas of interest.


To fulfill this mission, NEXEYA, a HENSOLDT Company, developed a range of AIRBORNE ISR solutions based on its ARGOSIA Mission Management System. Together with battle-proofed sensors and equipment selected for their reliability and performances, ARGOSIA proposes many system configurations meeting the needs of Defence, Maritime and Overland Surveillance, Law Enforcement, Search & Rescue as well as IMINT and SIGINT missions.

This modular and multi-consoles system consists of the Mission Management System software ARGOSIA, which integrates an advanced digital cartography engine, a sensor-fusion algorithm and powerful decision-support tools that help optimize operator workload.

ARGOSIA system includes ergonomic operators’ workstations for tactical situation display and sensors command and control, and featured with radio communication devices.

ARGOSIA is a pre-integrated, sensor-agnostic solution, relying on a large array of sub-systems complying with the operational needs of the end-user:

  • Maritime surveillance Radar and IFF interrogator
  • Multi-spectral Electro-Optical tracking system for positive identification
  • Automatic Identification System receiver for commercial traffic monitoring
  • ELINT system for radar signals interception and emitters localization
  • Radios HF, V/UHF, SatCom, Datalink LOS

NEXEYA’s ARGOSIA Maritime Surveillance Patrol version has already been successfully integrated into C-295 and CN-235 platforms, on domestic and export markets. It can be installed on any multi-role aircraft such as DO-228 MPA, Beechcraft King Air 350 or ATR-42/72.