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Land Forces 2018: CONTROP Inks Agreement with eCastle for Australian Market

Link With SME C4ISR Integrator Will Help CONTROP Expand into Growing Market

CONTROP Precision Technologies announced on 29 August it has partnered with eCastle Australia to market its EO/IR defence and security solutions to Australian customers.

CONTROP sees eCastle as a strong and committed partner in establishing our position in the country, marketing our products, and developing the Australian EO/IR market [….] CONTROP’s extensive experience and operationally-proven products – together with eCastle’s SME position as a Command & Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) integrator, will help position CONTROP’s products as part of wider C4ISR solutions for protection of defence bases, Home Affairs and Australia’s borders and key infrastructure,” commented CONTROP’s VP Marketing, Ra’anan Shelach.

At the forthcoming Land Forces 2018 in Adelaide next week the companies will present CONTROP’s SPEED-ER and SIGHT-HD solutions.

SPEED-ER is an ultra-long-range observation system for land applications, providing excellent detection, recognition and identification performance for coastal and border protection. The system’s three channels – visible, thermal, and short-wave infrared (SWIR) – deliver capabilities unique to the industry, according to the company. Overcoming poor visibility, the SWIR system provides sharp, clear, high-resolution pictures, even in conditions of haze, dust, rain or high humidity, at any hour of the day or night.  The gyro-stabilisation and the image processing algorithms achieve high resolution and high quality at very long ranges. Applications include border, coastal, and perimeter surveillance; protection of critical infrastructure; and force protection.

SIGHT-HD is a gyro-stabilised targeting sight for armoured vehicles and remote weapon stations (RWS) with unique capabilities and performance that are ideally suited for these platforms and systems. SIGHT-HD ensures fast target assessment and precision engagement, day and night, under the most severe conditions. The mechanical and digital design provides a very high pointing accuracy, line of sight (LOS) measurement accuracy, LOS repetition, and high gun impact shock survivability, as well as dual angle-measuring sensors on each axis. It also maintains boresight in conditions of extreme shock and vibrations. Applications include force protection; border surveillance; perimeter protection; route clearance; air defence; and ISR observation. At 13kg, the low-weight payload is easily installed on any type of vehicle or RWS.

SPEED-ER and SIGHT-HD, as well as CONTROP’s other solutions, are ideal for the region’s mission needs. We are confident that our partnership with eCastle will lead to expanded cooperation with the Australian defence and homeland security markets,” concluded Mr Shelach.

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