CONTROP SHAPO Camera Payload Supported Brazilian Air Force Olympics Security Mission
CONTROP SHAPO Camera Payload Supported Brazilian Air Force Olympics Security Mission

CONTROP Precision Technologies Ltd – a company specialising in the field of electro-optics (EO) and infrared (IR) cameras for defence and homeland security solutions –proudly announced the use of CONTROP’s SHAPO Airborne EO/IR surveillance payload for the protection of 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The SHAPO is installed on board the ADB-150 Aerostat that supports the Brazilian Air Force security mission and was deployed above the Olympics area.

The ADB-150 aerostat carrying CONTROP’s SHAPO EO/IR surveillance payload was launched on August 9, by Airship do Brasil, a company of Bertolini’s Holdings, in cooperation with the Brazilian Air Force, in order to provide 24/7 surveillance, monitoring and public security of the Olympics area.

Prior to the start of the Rio Olympics 2016, the system was deployed as part of a surveillance operation with Air Force University (UNIFA) security systems at Afonsos Air Force Base in Rio de Janeiro for the protection of the training centre for athletes competing in the current Olympics events.

The CONTROP SHAPO is a gyro-stabilised 3-gimbal camera payload, which was designed for surveillance and observation on a variety of airborne platforms including aerostats, helicopters, fixed wing aircraft and unmanned air vehicles. The compact SHAPO camera payload includes a high sensitivity colour Day Camera and a Thermal Imaging Camera with a Continuous Optical Zoom Lens. The SHAPO can also include an optional Laser Range Finder and/or Laser Pointer as well as an optional Mission Management Moving Map System.

Maritime and Land versions of the SHAPO, for installation on patrol boats, vessels and observation vehicles, are available as well. The SHAPO is used worldwide for a variety of long-range surveillance and observation applications including law enforcement, search & rescue, homeland security and defence. CONTROP’s airborne payloads are installed on a variety of airships and aerostats worldwide, in order to provide public security and safety.


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