HLS.Today – LANIUS Drone-based loitering munition for complex environments. Part of the Legion-X robotic and autonomous combat solution, LANIUS is a highly maneuverable and versatile drone-based loitering munition designed for short-range operation in the urban environment. The system can autonomously scout and map buildings and points of interest for possible threats, detecting, classifying and syncing to Elbit Systems’ Legion-X solutions. LANIUS can carry lethal or non-lethal payloads, capable of performing a broad spectrum of mission profiles for special forces, military, law enforcement, and HLS.
Elbit Systems / LANIUS
- Legion-X compatible
- Racer Quadcopter drone frame and motor – high speed engagement
- Navigation and mapping indoor/outdoor/transition
- Onboard computing power supporting AI advanced algorithm for collision avoidance/mapping/ classification
- Wi-Fi or SDR communication
- Highly autonomous tactical sUAS
- BLOS ISR and attack capabilities (search and attack in one for complex environments)
- Equipped to engage with target (man-in-the-loop)
- Extreme maneuverability
- Minimal user interaction – HMT mode
- Electronic safe & arm
- Low collateral damage
The LANIUS loitering weapon system maneuvers close to the target and uses video analytics to determine entry points into a structure, map the inside of unknown buildings performing simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM), and identify combatants and non-combatants among the building occupants.
The system is equipped to defeat threats using explosive payloads with man-in-the-loop control.
Command and Control:
LANIUS has two operational modes:
- Legion-X interfaces for command and control, real-time video and data synchronization, and direct viewing capability
- Standalone operation – a handheld unit with Human-Machine Teaming (HMT) advanced interfaces.
An onboard companion computer interfaces with the camera assembly and drone flight computer for autonomous control. The computer can execute a full flight profile, takeoff, navigation, and scouting, without user intervention.
Scout and detect:
LANIUS is equipped with cameras fitted with multiple visual sensors and IMU. The system incorporates a SLAM algorithm, using image processing to identify points of interest and displays relevant data and identification information to the operator. Threat classification and location are synced in real-time with Legion-X or standalone applications.
LANIUS can carry lethal or non-lethal payloads to eliminate or neutralize the target. A dedicated integrated arming mechanism Electronic Safe and Arm (ESA) allows for safe transition between safe-to-arm-to-safe operational modes. Human attack missions require man-in-the-loop approval for fire procedures.
HLS.Today Source: Elbit Systems