Eurosatory 2018: CONTROP expands its Ground Operations, revealing SIGHT-HD

CONTROP Precision Technologies Ltd. – a company specializing in the field of electro-optics and IR defense and homeland security solutions – will reveal the SIGHT-HD, a specialized targeting EO/IR payload for Remote Weapons Stations(RWSs) and Armored Fighting Vehicles(AFVs), at EUROSATORY 2018.

“As we celebrate CONTROP’s 30th anniversary, we are proud to launch the SIGHT-HD at EUROSATORY, following an intensive development process,” says Hagay Azani, CONTROP’s new CEO. “The SIGHT-HD was created especially for Remote Weapon Stations, to maintain bore-sight in conditions of shocks and vibrations. It incorporates digital and mechanical compensatory mechanisms that we have developed to significantly contribute to shooting precision.”

The SIGHT-HD is a gyro-stabilized payload that was especially developed to withstand extreme environmental conditions, facilitating mid-to-long range target acquisition, day and night, for mobile and stationary applications. When installed on AFVs, it is ideal for a wide range of applications, such as border surveillance, perimeter protection of sensitive installations, force protection, route clearance and more. At just 13kg, the low-weight payload is easily installed on any type of vehicle or weapon station.

The SIGHT-HD includes a high-performance Thermal Imaging (TI) camera using a 3-5µ Cooled IR detector with a continuous zoom lens; High Definition (HD) Color Day camera with a continuous zoom lens; and an Eyesafe Laser Range Finder (ELRF), all integrated into an all-in-one Line Replacement Unit (LRU). The advanced image processing features include local AGC on the TI and Day cameras; Video Enhancement; Automatic Video Tracker and Picture-in-Picture (PIP). A Laser Pointer, Control Unit (CU) and Digital Video Recorder (DVR) are also available as optional add-ons.

“The SIGHT-HD is the first in a family of dedicated SIGHT payloads that we are currently developing for mobile land applications, to meet our clients’ requirements.” says Azani. “The SIGHT-HD system is currently in the process of being evaluated by several important customers before an expected procurement.”