Israel-based technology company Controp Precision Technologies announced it has been awarded a contract to provide a significant number of maritime EO/IR payloads to the Vietnamese Navy.
The company added that this is a follow-on order of a previous order made three years ago.
The iSea-40HD systems the company is to start delivering in 2018 weigh 29Kg, have a thermal camera with continuous optical zoom, a full HD day camera, four (4) gimbals for high stabilization, and an optional laser pointer and laser range finder.
“We are pleased that the Vietnamese Navy once again selected us to supply the marine payloads as a follow-on order – a testament to their high level of satisfaction,” Hagay Azani, Controp VP of marketing & sales said. “We thank them for the close cooperation over the years, and believe that this cooperation will expand to include additional projects in the future.”
The iSea Family of maritime EO/IR payloads consists of a variety of payloads in different sizes for different maritime missions and applications – from the iSea-20HD 240mm, 10.7kg system to the iSea-50HD 354mm, 29kg system.
The iSea systems include Controp’s payload electronics box, which provides a video tracker as well as video enhancement algorithms and a picture-in-picture feature. This is an advantage since the customer can procure a smaller payload system at the start, and later upgrade to a larger payload if required for longer distance acquisition, but will only need to change the payload.