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Euronaval 2018: Controp Launches TORNADO-ER

Electro-Optical Scanning and Automatic Detection System


Controp Precision Technologies Ltd., a company specialising in the field of Electro-Optics (EO) and Infra Red (IR) defence and homeland security solutions, expands its maritime surveillance capabilities, by launching an EO panoramic scanning and automatic maritime target detection system at Euronaval on booth E74.

This new comprehensive coastal surveillance and protection solution, called TORNADO-ER, enables simultaneous detection of a variety of targets in real-time, in all weather conditions. The system provides a 360 panoramic IR image up to the horizon of all maritime views. The image is updated continuously – every three seconds – with automatic and simultaneous detection of any moving targets in the water. A small boat of 3x1m can be detected at a distance of 5nm and more.

The TORNADO-ER includes two thermal imaging IR cameras that provide a real-time, panoramic image from short to long distances up to the horizon. The system enables the simultaneous detection of moving targets – including swimmers, vessels of all sizes, small vessels on the background of larger vessels, and small floating objects. These capabilities dramatically enhance the protection and situational awareness of coastlines, waterways, seashores, ports and harbours.

The TORNADO-ER acts as an EO Radar for target detection, from 400m to more than 12km, resulting with a wide panoramic live image output as well as enhanced video analytics. The TORNADO-ER consists of a gyro-stabilised gimbal which is suitable for operation in all weather conditions.

The system is passive, insensitive to RF jamming, and may be used either as a standalone, or combined with external systems. Applications include port security, vessel traffic system (VTS), coastal surveillance and maritime border control.

TORNADO-ER was specially developed to maximise coastal security through the use of today’s most advanced technologies,” Hagay Azani, CEO & President of Controp, tells MONCh. “Detecting multiple mobile targets simultaneously, in real-time – at the shore and at sea, at long and short distances – the TORNADO-ER ensures true border control. The system is already operational in Asia, and based on exceptionally positive feedback, we expect to generate considerable interest at this exhibition.”


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