EUROSATORY 2018: CONTROP Reveals SIGHT-HD – a Targeting Payload for Remote Weapon Stations (RWSs) and Armored Fighting Vehicles (AFVs)
Incorporating digital and mechanical compensatory mechanisms, the SIGHT-HD maintains bore-sight in conditions of shock and vibrations, significantly contributing to shooting precision
31 May 2018. CONTROP Precision Technologies Ltd. – a company specializing in the field of electro-optics and IR defense and homeland security solutions – will reveal the SIGHT-HD, a specialized targeting EO/IR payload for Remote Weapons Stations(RWSs) and Armored Fighting Vehicles(AFVs), at EUROSATORY 2018.
“As we celebrate CONTROP’s 30th anniversary, we are proud to launch the SIGHT-HD at EUROSATORY, following an intensive development process,” says Hagay Azani, CONTROP’s new CEO. “The SIGHT-HD was created especially for Remote Weapon Stations, to maintain bore-sight in conditions of shocks and vibrations. It incorporates digital and mechanical compensatory mechanisms that we have developed to significantly contribute to shooting precision.”
The SIGHT-HD is a gyro-stabilized payload that was especially developed to withstand extreme environmental conditions, facilitating mid-to-long range target acquisition, day and night, for mobile and stationary applications. When installed on AFVs, it is ideal for a wide range of applications, such as border surveillance, perimeter protection of sensitive installations, force protection, route clearance and more. At just 13kg, the low-weight payload is easily installed on any type of vehicle or weapon station.
The SIGHT-HD includes a high-performance Thermal Imaging (TI) camera using a 3-5µ Cooled IR detector with a continuous zoom lens; High Definition (HD) Color Day camera with a continuous zoom lens; and an Eyesafe Laser Range Finder (ELRF), all integrated into an all-in-one Line Replacement Unit (LRU). The advanced image processing features include local AGC on the TI and Day cameras; Video Enhancement; Automatic Video Tracker and Picture-in-Picture (PIP). A Laser Pointer, Control Unit (CU) and Digital Video Recorder (DVR) are also available as optional add-ons.
“The SIGHT-HD is the first in a family of dedicated SIGHT payloads that we are currently developing for mobile land applications, to meet our clients’ requirements’.” says Azani. “The SIGHT-HD system is currently in the process of being evaluated by several important customers before an expected procurement.”
About CONTROP Precision Technologies Ltd.
CONTROP specializes in the development and production of electro-optical and precision motion control systems for surveillance, defense and homeland security.
CONTROP’s main product lines include: high performance Stabilized Observation Payloads used for day/night surveillance onboard UAS, small UAS and aerostats/balloons, helicopters, light aircraft (A/C), maritime patrol boats, remote weapon stations, armored fighting vehicles and other land installations; automatic Intruder Detection Systems for coastal and border surveillance, port/harbor security, the security of sensitive sites and ground troops security; Thermal Imaging Cameras with high performance continuous zoom lens and state-of-the-art image enhancement features, and more. CONTROP’s products are in daily operational use in many of the most critical surveillance, homeland security and defense programs worldwide.
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