CONTROP Bags Indian Army Contract For Optronic Sensors

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  • 10:27 AM, March 21, 2016
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CONTROP Bags Indian Army Contract For Optronic Sensors
FOX thermal imaging camera (Image: Controp)

CONTROP­ has announced the supply of hundreds of FTA Optronic Sensor Systems for the Air Defense Systems program for the Indian Army.

The FTA was chosen by the Indian Army to be part of an Air Defense Systems program with the modern upgrade of the L-70 Air Defense Gun, providing day/night anti-aircraft protection by means of the advanced automatic air tracking system.  The FTA cameras will be supplied throughout 2016 – 2017, the company said in a statement.

The FTA is a ruggedized day/night optronic sensor system, which includes the FOX-250, a high performance Thermal Imaging Camera and a high performance color CCD Day Camera, each with a continuous optical zoom lens.

CONTROP's VP Marketing, Johnny Carni, said, "The Indian Army chose our FTA System following very successful field trials based on the performance of these optronic systems in harsh environmental conditions".

In addition, CONTROP has supplied dozens of FOX thermal imaging cameras to a large Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) systems' integrator in India, as part of the new Naval Fire Control Systems Programs.  These FOX thermal imaging cameras, which include CONTROP's proprietary Continuous Zoom Lens, have been interfaced with a Weapon Station and with Fire Control Radar.

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