STARA Sensor Delivery System (SSDS)

The STARA Sensor Delivery System is a customizable airborne guidance unit (AGU) that delivers more than just sensors. Several payload release mechanisms available, the unit can deliver various payload shapes and sizes up to 22 pounds total system weight. System can be scaled for other sizes.

SSDS Specifications include:

  • Drop Accuracy: < 50 m Circular Error Probable (CEP)
  • Operational Altitude: 25,000 ft MSL
  • Horizontal Velocity: 24-28 mph
  • Glide Ratio: 3:1 (typical)
  • Weight (AGU): 6.5 lbs
  • Dimensions (AGU): 4.875” diameter, 10.75” height
  • Payload Capacity: 1-22 lbs
  • Deployment method: Static line

Custom engineered to the AN/SSQ-53 sonobuoy system diameter.