Compact, Man-portable and Easily Deployed
Controp will launch the latest member of its family of land-based automatic detection, recognition and identification/surveillance systems with shortwave infra-red (SWIR) capabilities at AUSA 2018 in Washington next week. The MEOS-LRS provides long-range border/coastal surveillance and force protection where needed most, enabling vision and observation in difficult terrain and environmental conditions, including fog, smog, dust, and at twilight times.
In addition to the automatic detection, recognition and identification surveillance functions, the panoramic observation capabilities of the MEOS-LRS enable quick decision-making regarding key focus areas – which are critical for the surveillance and force protection missions. The system enables execution of exact target coordinates based on the integrated GPS system. The compact, portable system may be carried on a soldier’s back and is quickly and easily deployed.
The MEOS-LRS multi-spectral system provides maximum sensor range performance by using highly sensitive sensors and unique video enhancement algorithms. Features include a compact EO/IR gyro-stabilised day-and-night system, 360⁰ observational coverage, panoramic map view, scanning capability, and automatic detection. The system may be configured for medium to long ranges, with a thermal imaging detection range of 25km for a standard NATO target. A 720mm thermal imaging camera, 660 mm high resolution day camera, a laser pointer and an optional laser rangefinder are included.
“The MEOS-LRS system was specially developed to provide long-range observation and surveillance capabilities for border and coastal surveillance as well as force protection. The payload has high electro-mechanical stability, with both internal and external stabilisation and line-of-sight stabilisation, which significantly improves the image quality as well as the panoramic view. Though new, the MEOS-LRS is already in daily operational use, with additional orders expected, and is being evaluated by several other customers prior to anticipated purchases of this very cost-effective system,” commented Controp USA’s Vice President, Business Operations North America, Guy Oren.