Mast Systems


Vehicle Mast Observation System

The VMOS is a modular observation system that can be installed on a vehicle using a standard US trailer hook in less then 30 minutes and without any modifications to the vehicle. Full operation of the observation system - including extending and retracting of the mast- is done from within the vehicle. Observation is done while the mast is extended and the vehicle is stationary, whereas the vehicle is in movement when the mast is retracted.

The VMOS may be operated using the vehicle's electrical outlet or using the internal standard battery.
The VMOS includes CONTROP's EO/IR Camera Payload and Operating & Control Unit, a Telescopic Mast, a case including 12 Volt Battery and charger and a Pneumatic Air Pump to extend and retract the mast. The Air Pump is easily operated and includes automatic lubricating of mast joints, air filter and pressure gauge.

All of CONTROP's EO/IR payloads are gyro-stabilized and consist of a high performance IR camera with a continuous zoom lens, a CCD camera and optional LRF and/or LP. The systems display the Geo-position using the GPS, compass and INS. 


  • EO /IR system mounted to an extendible mast for installation on a standard US trailer hook.
  • The system can be integrated to any pick-up vehicle without any modifications    and within less than 30 minutes.
  • Self contained system for any vehicle: 
     - Variety of Gyro-stabilized EO/IR systems for any operational requirements.
     - Pneumatic Mast extends for mounting to the trailer hook.
     - Portable control and display unit.
     - Power is supplied either from battery or from vehicle.
     - All elements packed in a wheeled transport case.
  •  Easy and quick setting up and dismantling.