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Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is expanding its family of electro-optical/IR payloads with the introduction of MegaPOP, an advanced electro-optical payload developed by TAMAM, IAI’s electro-optical and navigation system house.

The new payload is designed for applications such as border control or any operational mission requiring especially lengthy surveillance performance, as well as high-definition vision capabilities. MegaPOP simultaneously tapes a video on a thermal/HD channel with night vision, a colour daylight HD channel and an innovative HD SWIR channel. The continuous zoom capability provides operators with high-quality output, even under highly challenging visual conditions. The system features an exceptionally long surveillance range, augmented by multispectral capabilities and offers a range of sensors that can be used together with a range of laser capabilities. Additional system features include digital tracking, specialised image processing, and additional methods of data processing and automating surveillance capabilities. A built-in gyro stabilising system ensures stable imaging under all environmental conditions. MegaPOP has a magnetic-independent, highly-accurate northing capability, to assist in managing target data. Advanced digital interfaces allow simplified control, even from remote control posts, and operations involving additional sensors, including ELINT or COMINT systems.

MegaPOP is the outcome of decades of experience accumulated at IAI in developing some of the world’s most advanced surveillance systems, including inertial navigation. With MegaPOP, our customers will benefit from advanced and improved surveillance performance in every arena that demands uncompromised image quality, tough weather conditions, and optical threat detection in especially long ranges. MegaPOP offers a new standard to the global ER/IO market. We are proud to provide our global clients with another advanced solution,” commented TAMAM Division General Manager, Avi Elisha.

For a brief IAI video outlining MegaPOP capabilities, click here

MegaPOP has been specifically designed for surveillance applications in both ground and maritime environments. (Photo: IAI)

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