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Published on: February 4, 2016

Punta Gorda, FL. APG Avionics (APG) – a global leader in the supplying of avionics and aviation equipment for para-military and military applications – announces that it will present CONTROP Precision Technologies Ltd’s (CONTROP) new line of S.I.T.E. systems in APG’s booth 11535 at Helicopter Association International’s (HAI) HELI-EXPO on March 1 – 3, 2016 in Louisville, Kentucky. APG and CONTROP have signed a Teaming Agreement in which APG will represent CONTROP’s airborne products and mission systems for the Police, Law Enforcement and Search and Rescue (SAR) market in the United States as well as provide installation, local customer support and maintenance.  The new line of S.I.T.E. systems has the ability of converting helicopters into an advanced Electro Optical InfraRed (EO/IR) mission surveillance system.  These surveillance systems are most commonly used for a variety of law enforcement applications including Police, SAR, Fire Fighting, Coastal Surveillance and Border Protection and Control. 

APG will hold a news conference on March 1st at 11:00am EST at Heli Expo in Room B101. APG will showcase the following CONTROP systems: SITE-20, SITE-30HD and SITE-50HD. The acronym S.I.T.E. stands for Surveillance, Infrared, Thermal and Electro-optical which represent integral aspects of these advanced systems. The S.I.T.E. camera payloads are gyro-stabilized EO/IR day/night systems which include a thermal imaging camera with a continuous optical zoom lens and proprietary state-of-the-art image enhancement features.  The high performance low weight S.I.T.E. systems are field proven and very operator friendly due to their superb gyro-stabilization and outstanding image quality, making them the most cost effective payloads when compared to other similar systems in the market. 

CONTROP was established in 1988 and has vast experience with installations on a variety of commercial helicopters including Bell 206, Bell 407, AS350 and more.  CONTROP also has extensive experience with installations on military helicopters including Mi-17, Mi-24, Kamov and more. In addition, CONTROP EO/IR camera payloads fly on fixed wing light aircraft (A/C) including Diamond, Cessna, Piper and other A/C, as well as UAVs and SUAVs.

According to APG President, Boris Nekrasov, “We are confident that various US agencies will recognize the benefits to this line of S.I.T.E systems for surveillance as well as for search and rescue missions.”  APG and/or its subsidiaries have been exhibiting annually at HAI’s Heli Expo for the past 9 years, both in the U.S. and internationally.

APG has successfully collaborated with other manufacturers in the helicopter industry. APG worked with UT Air to upgrade 32 United Nations (UN) helicopters in becoming compliant with the mandate that an all-terrain awareness system (TAWS) be installed in all UN aircraft. APG is scheduled to install the TAWS system in another 26 helicopters. APG worked closely with Sandel Avionics to meet Russian Government certification requirements for their ST3400H HeliTAWS product. APG worked with Shadin Avionics to develop a connector specifically designed to enable Western avionics to be installed in Russian helicopters.


CONTROP Precision Technologies Ltd. specializes in the development and production of Electro Optical Infrared and Precision Motion Control Systems. CONTROP’s products’ applications include Surveillance, Defense, Para-Military, Military and Homeland Security. Main product lines include Gyro-stabilized EO/IR Camera Payloads used for day/night surveillance and observation onboard UAVs, SUAVs and aerostats/balloons, helicopters, VTOLs, fixed wing light A/C, maritime patrol boats and ground vehicles; Automatic Intruder Detection Systems for airport perimeter surveillance, coastal surveillance, port/harbor security, border protection and the security of sensitive sites; Thermal Imaging Cameras with 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. CONTROP will also be showcased at the following 2016 tradeshow events: SINGAPORE AIRSHOW in Singapore; DEFEXPO in India; FIDAE in Chile; AUVSI in New Orleans and EUROSATORY in Paris.

About APG

Aviation Partners Group (APG) is the parent company of APG’s five subsidiaries, including APG Avionics, APG Aviation, APG NEBO Services, APG Indonesia, and APG Airpark Realty. The APG family consists of locations in Punta Gorda, Florida, Europe, and Indonesia. APG’s U.S. customers include three local sheriff’s offices, the Civil Air Patrol, several flight training schools, various private charters, jet owners, and several warbird collectors. APG is a global avionics supplier of navigation, communication, weather mapping systems, radars, TCAS, glass displays, entertainment and WiFi systems. APG also specializes in sales and service of Eastern bloc avionics and air frame components. APG is an authorized dealer for Garmin, Avidyne, Honeywell, Bendix-King, David Clark, Mid-Continent Instruments, ACR Electronics (ARTEX), FreeFlight Systems, L3 Communications, Universal Avionics, Sandel Avionics, etc. APG is also a certified Cirrus Service Center. With over 20,000sf of hangar space, APG is able to install avionics equipment in various aircraft, from war birds to business jets to helicopters. Other services provided include avionics sales, parts sales, general aircraft maintenance, repair, annual inspections, certifications, and vibration analysis. APG has over 20 years of avionics modification and upgrade experience on the MI-8/17 and KAMOV helicopters. APG Maintenance & Repair is proud of the A&P/IA staff with over 75 years of combined experience servicing a wide variety of aircraft.