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LAAD 2017: IAI Introduces New Tactical EO/IR Payloads

MicroPOP & NanoPOP light-weight stabilised payloads introduced

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is expanding its optronics (EO/IR) family with new payloads designated for tactical UAV’s, robotic vehicles and drone applications used by ground and homeland security forces. The new EO/IR payloads are developed by TAMAM, the inertial navigation and electro-optical house of IAI, and are displayed at LAAD 2017.

Weighing only 1.1kg and equipped with day and night sensors, the MicroPOP is a lightweight day/night stabilised observation system for long-range observation missions and ultra-fast panoramic photography. The MicroPOP payload is designed for use in tactical UAV’s such as the IAI BIRD EYE 650/650D/400, loitering munitions such as the IAI GREEN DRAGON and small robotic vehicles. The newly-launched MicroPOP is the upgraded version of the MicroPOP which sold hundreds of units to clients across the globe with day or night sensor.

NanoPOP, a new payload which weighs only 200g, features day and night camera, designed for small drones and small robotic vehicles in mind. It provides high-quality observation capability for ranges of hundreds of meters during daytime and nighttime. Robust image stabilisation capabilities ensure long-range observation performance and an ultra-fast panoramic image capturing rate.

With the market for tactical EO/IR growing rapidly, we see strong business potential among integrators and partners that need high-quality, light-weight stabilised payloads,” Avi Elisha, General Manager of IAI/TAMAM Division, said. “As Israel’s EO/IR knowhow hub and a global leader, TAMAM is proud to provide solutions for the broad gamut of applications used by our clients worldwide.”

The new tactical payloads will join TAMAM’s EO/IR family, which includes the M19, MOSP3000, POP300LR, POP300 and MiniPOP. 


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