CONTROP Precision Technologies, exhibiting at Euronaval 2016 in hall 2, on stand D-56, a company specialising in the field of electro-optics (EO) and infrared (IR) defence and homeland security solutions, has recently sold the iSea-10U EO/IR maritime system to Special Maritime Forces of several NATO countries for installations on Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USV) and Fast Patrol Boats.
"We are extremely proud to share the success of our maritime line of systems," Johnny Carni, CONTROP's VP Marketing, informed Monch. "Following several rounds of trials, the iSea-10U was proven to be the most suitable EO/IR solution for USVs due to its outstanding gyro-stabilisation, reliable performance, light weight and its very cost effective low price. The iSea-10U opens up new opportunities for maritime customers operating small boats, due to the fact that it is a Navy grade high quality product which is being offered at a commercial price, making it ideal for both naval and coastguard applications.”
The iSea-10U is a gyro-stabilised three gimbal small maritime payload, which provides a remarkably stable image from fast Patrol Boats and Rigid-Hulled Inflatable Boats (RHIBs) and can detect small boats (1x3m) at approximately nautical mile. The high performance payload includes an uncooled thermal imaging camera with continuous optical zoom lens. The iSea-10U is operated with CONTROP's proprietary Electronics Box, which includes a Video Tracker as well as Video Enhancement algorithms and a Picture-in-Picture feature, characteristics that are normally featured only on larger payloads.
"The recently procured iSea-10U payloads are technologically unique due to their unusual combination of threegimbals with gyro-stabilisation in a small payload which is suitable for small boats in rough maritime conditions," Carni added. "Therefore, the iSea-10U customers are getting very clear pictures from a high performance and user-friendly system for a relatively low price. We foresee a bright future for this unique small maritime payload and we already have additional customers showing great interest as well."