The All-in-One Airborne Surveillance Pod

The OctoPod is a unique all-in-one belly-mounted airborne surveillance pod jointly developed by AERODATA and its subsidiary OPTIMARE. It enables multi-sensor-based airborne surveillance operations while minimizing space consumption and costs for aircraft modification and certification. The OctoPod interfaces to the mission systems AeroMission® and MEDUSA®.


  • Airborne maritime surveillance
  • Airborne oil spill remote sensing
  • Search & Rescue
  • Airborne land surveillance


Core Features

  • Multi-Functional
    • Eight core functionalities based on eight selected sensors
    • Supports more than 20 different missions tasks
  • Belly-Mounted
    • Low effort for aircraft modification & certification
    • Low impact on the aircraft´s cabin
  • Multi-Platform
    • The vertical pod dimension stays within the ground clearances of the most prominent surveillance platforms
  • Modular
    • Individually configurable from subset to full configuration
    • Expandable
    • Removable
    • Low effort for aircraft reconfiguration
  • Fully-Integrated
    • Full mission system integration with AeroMission® and MEDUSA®