CONTROP Precision Technologies Ltd., a company specialising in the field of electro-optics (EO) and infrared (IR) defence and homeland security solutions, announced during Aero India 2019 that it will equip an Asian country’s Coast Guard with its advanced iSea EO/IR maritime surveillance payloads. The systems will be deployed on several maritime vessels beginning in 2019 for territorial water protection missions. The easy-to-install, easy-to-operate systems include a long-range thermal camera, a high definition (HD) visible surveillance camera, and an eye-safe laser range finder (ELRF). In addition, the system features advanced image processing and video enhancement algorithms, automatic video tracker (AVT) and an automatic gain control (AGC).
“CONTROP previously supplied its EO/IR systems to the country’s navy, and this first order from their Coast Guard is another sign of trust in CONTROP’s technology by their military forces,” said CEO, CONTROP, Hagay Azani. “These high-quality, gyro-stabilised camera systems provide clear day and night images at very long distances. For these reasons, the iSea family of payloads are widely used by navies, coast guards, and special naval operations teams on a variety of maritime vessels in many countries worldwide.”
The iSea system features a unique, cutting-edge stabilisation technology that enables a continuous and uninterrupted line-of-sight (LOS) to ensure clear pictures, even in the roughest of seas. This robust system can withstand the harshest environmental conditions including fog, salinity and moisture. The iSea system offers a full solution for naval maritime operations that easily interfaces with other on-board systems, including vessel radar systems, to provide slew-to-cue functionality.