CONTROP’S New EO/IR Laser Designator Payload – Now Supplied to a New Customer

CONTROP Precision Technologies is proud to announce that the new EO/IR Laser Designator Payload LDP has been supplied to a very important and modern customer based on their most strict requirements. The LDP is a high-performance, gyro-stabilized EO/IR payload with a Laser Designator, weighing only 32kg.

As a leader in day / night stabilized camera payloads, CONTROP’s EO / IR payloads have several unique features setting them apart from other payloads on the market. The thermal imaging camera with continuous optical zoom lens makes CONTROP payloads so “user friendly” that once tried, the Operators don’t want to go back to the incremental zoom lens known in other EO payloads. In addition, the improved image processing algorithms enable a high quality image even when there is a “hot spot” in the picture (an explosion, a fire, etc). The Local AGC feature which is unique to CONTROP’s TI cameras provides the ability to see fine details in spite of extreme heat differences in the observed area and shady areas in the picture.

CONTROP’s DSP-1 has been installed and flies on a variety of UAVs, helicopters and fixed wing airplanes. The DSP-1 has been installed on many different aircraft, including but not limited to the Mi-17, Eurocopter Panther AS565 and Puma helicopters. In addition, it has been installed on UAVs including the IAI Scout, Searcher and Aeronautics Aerostar, and fixed-wing aircraft such as the CESSNA, as well. It has recently been flown on a small aerostat to the complete delight of CONTROP’s customer- proving that this payload is not only superb in image quality, but lightweight enough to fly on a small balloon too! The applications for these systems include a wide variety of military as well as law enforcement and homeland security programs. CONTROP payloads have a proven track record to the full satisfaction of all its customers, worldwide. These payloads have been chosen on a number of international and domestic surveillance programs as the optimal payloads to meet many surveillance requirements.

The LDP is a compact and lightweight day / night observation system with laser designator, especially configured for use on UAVs, reconnaissance aircraft, and helicopters. The DSP-1 and the LDP are four-gimbal systems, gyro-stabilized in azimuth and elevation allowing the EO Sensors’ lines of sight to be aimed and maintained stabilized. The systems uses two camera channels: InSb detector thermal imaging channel with continuous x36 continuous zoom lens and a high resolution color CCD daylight channel with a x20 zoom lens. These payloads are easily integrated onto a wide variety of carrying vehicles thorough a flexible configuration suitable to any specific application.

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