Indian DRDO Selects Israeli CONTROP's Observation Payload for Drones

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Indian DRDO Selects Israeli CONTROP's Observation Payload for Drones
CONTROP iSky-50HD EO/IR Observation Systems

Israel’s CONTROP Precision Technologies - specialising in electro-optics and infrared (EO/IR) solutions – has won a tender by India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) for the supply of its iSky-50HD systems, for use on unmanned air platforms.

The iSky-50HD is a member of CONTROP’s iSky family of lightweight, compact EO/IR observation systems, which have been specifically designed for use in challenging airborne environments. The iSky-50HD features highly-sensitive multi-spectral sensors, which are gyro-stabilized and have advanced image processing algorithms, thereby providing maximum sensor ranges and performance, for a variety of airborne defence applications.

In daily operation around the world since the 1990s, the iSky systems are integrated into a wide variety of UAV, helicopter, fixed-wing aircraft and aerostat platforms.

Hagay Azani, CONTROP’s CEO & President said, “The (Indian) DRDO tested several systems and concluded that our technology and pricing was best suited to meet India’s defence requirements.

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