Infrared camera to detect low-flying aircraft and ship traffic introduced by CONTROP

HOD HASHARON, Israel, 7 July 2015. CONTROP Precision Technologies Ltd. in Hod Hasharon, Israel, is introducing the Tornado passive lightweight fast-scanning infrared camera for air defense applications.

By Mil & Aero staff
By Mil & Aero staff

HOD HASHARON, Israel, 7 July 2015. CONTROP Precision Technologies Ltd. in Hod Hasharon, Israel, is introducing the Tornado passive lightweight fast-scanning infrared camera for air defense applications.

Providing a 360-degree panoramic image, the Tornado uses software algorithms to detect and track any flying aircraft along its path -- even low-flying aircraft and those that are far away.

"Drones are becoming more prevalent and they present new threats to personal security," says Johnny Carni, CONTROP's vice president of marketing. "Most of the radar-based air defense systems are not designed to withstand the threats of small drones that fly below 100 feet."

This system panoramically scans a large area with high speed to detect subtle changes in the scenery. It can be operated locally or remotely from a Command & Control Center, as stand-alone system or integrated with other systems like radar.

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The Tornado also is applicable for coastal surveillance when mounted on towers along a coastline to detect various sizes of ships at long ranges. It also can provide vessel traffic control (VTS) in ports and harbors.

For more information contact CONTROP Precision Technologies online at www.controp.com.

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