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Controp Secures NATO Contract for IR Observation Systems

Photonics.com
Feb 2016
HOD HASHARON, Israel, Feb. 16, 2015 — Controp Precision Technologies Ltd. said it will supply 90 of its advanced Shapo systems for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s (NATO) army patrol vehicles.

Shapo is an ultralightweight, gyro-stabilized electro-optical (EO), IR day/night observation system designed for flexible EO payload deployment on multimission patrol vehicles. The system delivers the benefits of a built-in thermal imaging camera in one package with a continuous zoom lens, advanced image enhancement, automatic target tracker and picture-in-picture.

Shapo offers a range of communication interfaces to host platform including RS-422, ARINC 429 and MIL-STD-1553. Its operating control unit has been ruggedized to survive the harshest environmental conditions, the company said.

Controp specializes in the development and production of high performance electro-optical and precision motion control systems, with its advanced product lines providing innovative solutions for surveillance and reconnaissance activities.



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