Thermal imager and color daylight camera from IAI/Tamam to equip Czech armored fighting vehicle
HAIFA, Israel, 22 May 2011. Military electro-optics systems designers at Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. in Haifa, Israel, needed lightweight electro-optical and infrared (EO/IR) sights for the Rafael Samson 30 Remote Controlled Weapon Station (RCWS) that Rafael is providing for the Czech Army KBVP fighting vehicle. They found their EO/IR solution from Tamam Division of Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) in Yehud, Israel. IAI/Tamam has delivered the MiniPOP lightweight electro-optical and infrared sights in a contract worth several millions of dollars, IAI/Tamam officials say.
The MiniPOP is part of IAI/Tamam's POP family of lightweight, observation, and targeting sensors for aircraft, land vehicles, surface ships, and submarines. The system can have as many as five sensors, is 8 inches long, weighs 18.7 pounds, and has a cooled indium antimonide 3-to-5-micron thermal imager with continuous zoom.
The MiniPOP also has a CCD daylight color camera with near-infrared capability, eyesafe laser range finder, 0.83-micron laser pointer, and optional laser designator. For more information contact IAI/Tamam online at www.iai.co.il, or Rafael Advanced Defense Systems at www.rafael.co.il.