The OctoPod is a unique all-in-one belly-mounted airborne surveillance pod jointly developed by OPTIMARE and its parent company AERODATA. It enables multi-sensor-based airborne surveillance operations while minimizing space consumption and costs for aircraft modification and certification. The OctoPod can be equipped with up to eight sensors.

If you have questions please get in touch with us.


  • 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
  • Modular
  • Individually configurable from subset to full configuration
  • Expandable
  • Removable
  • Low effort for aircraft reconfiguration


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

Integrated system solutions and sensors for maritime missions