The HawkEye II Wide Area Surveillance sensor is highly capable system. The base configuration consists of twelve, full color cameras, an Inertial Measurement Unit, and a two axis Universal Mount. This system is designed to look out from a planes baggage door.
The POD variant (sensor designs are above and below) has been developed to be placed in a pod, in a look down orientation. This system provides the same capability as the Universal system but at a much lower weight cost. The HawkEye II Pod system comes in at 87 lbs vs the 227 lbs of the Universal Mount.