February 04, 2020 - 09:00 ( Brasília )

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CONTROP introduces the ultimate EO/IR technology for counter-drone systems

The solutions have superior classification capabilities, enabling real-time decision making for defense and homeland security applications

CONTROP Precision Technologies Ltd. - a company specializing in the field of electro-optics and IR defense and homeland security solutions - will showcase its cutting-edge systems designed for integration into a variety of counter-drone systems, at the Singapore Airshow 2020.

With today’s drones sometimes being as small as the palm of one's hand, detection, classification and interception has become a significant challenge for defense and homeland security (HLS) officials. Once the drone has been detected, the challenge is to classify the threat with pinpoint accuracy, facilitating efficient activation of counter measures, whether jamming, interception or neutralization.

New counter-drone capabilities have been implemented in a variety of CONTROP's systems, such as the SPEED-ER system, which provides extremely long-range operations, and the SIGHT system for mobile vehicular use, while new software provides the drone identification, classification and tracking.

Suitable for installation on stationary locations or for mobile and deployed applications, the systems are slewed to the area in which a drone has been detected, and can track, automatically classify, and identify even the smallest of drones - at distances of up to several kilometers.

Ideal for use in urban environments as well as airports and other strategic facilities, the multi-spectral systems incorporate day and thermal sensors, as well as Shortwave Infra-Red (SWIR) sensors. CONTROP is now offering its new software for drone classification, enabling automatic classification of drones in the video image.

The advanced image-processing algorithms were specifically developed to meet challenging anti-drone scenarios, with an interface that is compatible and easy to integrate into command & control systems, and customizable to meet the customer's exact requirements.

“The ever-growing threat of drones in asymmetric warfare is a defense and HLS challenge which requires a sophisticated response,” says Mr. Ra'anan Shelach, CONTROP's VP Marketing. “We are proud to present our latest anti-drone solutions at the Singapore Airshow 2020. These integrated systems incorporate cutting-edge EO/IR and SWIR technologies with such advanced capabilities that they can even classify a single drone flying in a flock of birds.”

About CONTROP Precision Technologies Ltd. CONTROP specializes in the development and production of electro-optical and precision motion control systems for surveillance, defense and homeland security.

CONTROP’s main product lines include: high-performance stabilized observation payloads used for day/night surveillance onboard UAS, small UAS and aerostats/balloons, helicopters, light aircraft (A/C), maritime patrol boats, remote weapon stations and ground vehicles; automatic intruder-detection systems for coastal and border surveillance, port/harbor security, the security of sensitive sites, ground-troop security and anti-drone applications; thermal imaging cameras with high-performance continuous zoom lens and state-of-the-art image enhancement features, and more. CONTROP’s products are in daily operational use in many of the most critical surveillance, homeland security and defense programs worldwide.