CONTROP Precision Technologies Ltd., a company specialising in the field of Electro-Optics (EO) and InfraRed (IR) defence and homeland security solutions, provides Latvian Navy the iSea-30HD system to enhance the navy’s maritime surveillance capabilities. The system was designed for various maritime vessels and is already in operational use by the Latvian Navy as well as other navies worldwide.
The iSea-30HD features a unique, cutting-edge stabilisation system that enables a stable, continuous and uninterrupted line-of-sight (LOS) – ensuring a very clear picture – even in the roughest of seas. This robust system withstands the harshest environmental conditions including fog, salinity, and moisture. Offering a full solution for naval maritime operations, the iSea-30HD easily interfaces with other onboard systems, including the vessel’s radar system providing slew-to-cue functionality. The system comprises the payload electronics box, a Control Unit (CU), a display, DVR and UPS. As part of the contract, CONTROP provided the Latvian Navy a complete ILS package, including training, operator and technical manuals and spare parts.
“With the iSea-30HD naval surveillance system, CONTROP provides navies facing the challenges of current marine requirements with the full situational awareness capabilities crucially needed for their search & rescue missions and for their ongoing security and safety patrol operations”, says VP marketing, CONTROP, Ra’anan Shelach. “To mention but one of the iSea-30HD’s benefits is its real-time live images that can be transmitted from the scene to the operational centre which enables quick and effective decision making even during limited visibility conditions”, he adds. “Another example is the system’s ability to detect small floating objects previously undetectable by the vessel’s radar, hence facilitating safe and easy entrance and exit of ports”.
Describing some of the iSea-30HD system’s features, Shelach said that this low weight, gyro-stabilised system provides maximum-range surveillance. The system’s highly sensitive sensors include a high performance 3-5µ IR detector based Thermal Imaging (TI) camera, with a continuous zoom lens, a high definition colour day camera, and an Eye-safe Laser Range Finder (LRF). The system also features advanced image processing and video enhancement algorithms, Automatic Video Tracker (AVT) and an Automatic Gain Control (AGC).