Controp Precision Technologies will unveil new capabilities for its iSea-50HD surveillance system at DefExpo 2020 in India this week, the company announced in late January.

Replacing the system’s thermal camera with a new HD thermal device and adding a short-wave infrared (SWIR) channel to enable clear observation in the difficult environmental conditions typical of the Indian maritime climate, the updated iSea-50HD will provide maximum-range surveillance using highly sensitive sensors. These include an HD thermal imaging (TI) camera in the 3-5µ band with a continuous zoom lens, a high-sensitivity colour day camera, an SWIR channel and a long-range eye-safe laser rangefinder (ELRF). Among its additional features are advanced image processing and unique video enhancement algorithms.

Providing a complete solution for naval and maritime operational requirements, Controp’s compact, lightweight iSea surveillance systems have been mission-proven around the world since the 1990s, in daily operation on a wide range of vessels for maritime missions such as search and rescue, maritime surveillance, law enforcement, EEZ protection, counter piracy and special operations. With the Indian Coast Guard, the iSea-30HD is already in service on multiple vessels, while the company actively pursuing new contracts in this market and participating in local tenders for Indian shipyards, with the goal of continuing this successful cooperation.

Controp continues to lead the development of customised technologies, tailored to meet customer demand and the challenging field conditions in which their forces operate,” commented company CEO and President, Hagay Azani. “Being able to operate in harsh environments with limited visibility, at specific times of day and night, is critical to customers in this region.”

By offering enhanced capabilities for its iSea-50HD, Controp hopes to repeat the success the system’s predecessors have enjoyed in the Indian market. (Photo: Controp Precision Technologies)

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