On 1 November, Israel’s Controp Precision Technologies announced a follow-on order for a number of maritime EO/IR payloads for the People’s Army of Vietnam (PAVN) Navy.
The company will deliver its iSea-40HD maritime EO/IR payload in 2018. The latest contract with Vietnam follows on a previous order made in 2014.
The iSea-40HD payload weighs 29kg and features a thermal camera with continuous optical zoom and a high definition (HD) day camera, and is also equipped with four gimbals for high levels of stabilisation. There is also an option for a laser pointer and laser rangefinder.
Controp’s iSea family of maritime EO/IR payloads includes a wide range of payloads designed to meet a wide range of maritime and naval requirements. The product range includes solutions as compact as the 240mm iSea 20HD system which weighs only 10.7kg to the 354mm iSea 50HD system which weighs around 29kg.
All iSea payloads can be interfaced to NMEA0183 radars to enable automatic slewing to detected threats, greatly speeding up identification of suspicious tracks.
Besides the EO/IR payload, iSea systems include Controp’s proprietary payload electronics box, which features video tracking and enhancement algorithms and a Picture-in-Picture (PiP) capability. This allows the camera payload to be swapped or upgraded should mission requirements evolve in the future without necessitating any change of the control system.
“We are pleased that the Vietnamese Navy once again selected us to supply the marine payloads as a follow-on order,” said Hagay Azani, vice president marketing & sales at Controp. “We thank them for the close cooperation over the years, and believe that this cooperation will expand to include additional projects in the future.”