Targeting Payload for RWS and AFVs, maintaining bore-sight in conditions of shock and vibrations
Controp Precision Technologies Ltd., a company specialising in the field of electro-optics (EO) and infra-red (IR) defence and homeland security solutions, reveals SIGHT-HD, a specialised targeting EO/IR payload for Remote Weapons Stations (RWS) and Armored Fighting Vehicles (AFV), at Eurosatory 2018 on booth #H548 in hall 6.
“As we celebrate CONTROP’s 30th anniversary, we are proud to launch the SIGHT-HD at EUROSATORY, following an intensive development process,” says Hagay Azani, CONTROP’s new CEO. “The SIGHT-HD was created especially for Remote Weapon Stations, to maintain bore-sight in conditions of shocks and vibrations. It incorporates digital and mechanical compensatory mechanisms that we have developed to significantly contribute to shooting precision.”
The SIGHT-HD is a gyro-stabilised payload that was especially developed to withstand extreme environmental conditions, facilitating mid-to-long range target acquisition, day and night, for mobile and stationary applications. When installed on AFVs, it is ideal for a wide range of applications, such as border surveillance, perimeter protection of sensitive installations, force protection, route clearance and more.
At just 13kg, the low-weight payload is easily installed on any type of vehicle or weapon station.SIGHT-HD includes a high-performance Thermal Imaging (TI) camera using a 3-5µ Cooled IR detector with a continuous zoom lens; High Definition (HD) Color Day camera with a continuous zoom lens; and an Eyesafe Laser Range Finder (ELRF), all integrated into an all-in-one Line Replacement Unit (LRU). The advanced image processing features include local AGC on the TI and Day cameras; Video Enhancement; Automatic Video Tracker and Picture-in-Picture (PIP). A Laser Pointer, Control Unit (CU) and Digital Video Recorder (DVR) are also available as optional add-ons.
“SIGHT-HD is the first in a family of dedicated SIGHT payloads that we are currently developing for mobile land applications, to meet our clients’ requirements,” says Mr. Azani. “The SIGHT-HD system is currently in the process of being evaluated by several important customers before an expected procurement.”
Eurosatory 2018 is showcasing the future of innovation across the land forces sector and MONCh (Moench Online News Channel at www.monch.com) brings together key developments from the show. For more information please see MILITARY TECHNOLOGY #06/2018, available at the show in hall 6, stand #D198.; and frequently check back for more NEWS FROM THE FLOOR.