New SPIDER LR (Long Range) Automatic EO/IR Scanning System for Coastal Protection

CONTROP’s new SPIDER LR Long Range has been supplied to another customer in Asia for long range missions. This very-long range observation system (V-LOROS) incorporates a 1,400mm IR camera with continuous optical zoom lens, a daytime 1,000mm camera and a laser range finder (LRF). The SPIDER LR is part of a family of EO/IR intruder detection systems and was designed to provide extended performance capabilities for very long range applications. In addition to observation capabilities, the system provides panoramic scanning and automatic intruder detection. The SPIDER is a long range observation system (LOROS), and has also been deployed for mobile area surveillance and 24/7 force protection overseas. In addition, the SPIDER is used worldwide for automatic intruder detection in other important applications including security of borders, coastlines, seaports and harbours, airports, critical infrastructures and more.

When homeland security is the highest priority, no shortcuts should be taken to find the ultimate system to meet the task. There are a myriad of systems on the market but not all of them can provide a comprehensive long range day / night observation and security package for so many homeland security applications. CONTROP Precision Technologies, a privately held company in Hod Hasharon Israel, has over 20 years of experience in providing complete homeland security and intruder detection systems to meet even the strictest requirements. The CONTROP systems are in daily operational use in military, law enforcement and civilian applications worldwide.
The CONTROP systems are proven for security of coastlines, seaports and harbours from intruders by detecting swimmers, small boats and more. The systems provide a “virtual fence” over the water (sea) as they automatically detect intruders from the sea before they reach the defined boundary. The recognition, identification and tracking of intruders are key to protection and directing of security forces to the exact location. When it comes to maritime observation and monitoring, the CONTROP systems are unmatched in their success and have been proven to protect.

For airport security and protection as well as flight safety, ground taxi control and air control, the CONTROP systems also provide surveillance and observation – 24/7 – by day and by night – even in total darkness. They operate automatically, scanning and observing runways and other zones for unauthorized activities. Once the intruders are observed, the systems continue with identification and tracking of the intruders and direction of security forces.

The CONTROP systems are currently in daily operational service by the Israel Defense Forces: the Israeli Ground Forces, the Israeli Navy and the Israeli Air Force. The SPIDER was approved as “the ideal operational intruder detection system” by the Israel MOD. These systems are in current operation providing airbase and coastal protection in a very large-scale surveillance and security program. The systems also operate in a large coastal surveillance and protection program in Southeast Asia. Last year these systems were chosen to provide protection for a number of major and strategic seaports in Western Europe, to the great satisfaction of its Operators and Customers. This was following strict testing and approval by the US Coast Guard. These systems are a major component in the protection of the important Gioia Taurro harbor in Italy, whereby their versatility is proven in applications as a “virtual fence” over the water (sea) and also as a land observation system.

These systems are also used in many other projects in conjunction with coastal and other radar systems, AIS systems and other sensors, providing target identification when needed most. These are just a few of the many examples where the SPIDER LR, SPIDER and the CEDAR have been put to the challenge – and have surpassed all expectations for proven success in 24//7 homeland security and protection.

It’s no wonder that the CONTROP systems continue to be the chosen systems for the protection of some of the world’s most important and challenging Homeland Security programs.

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