Saturday, September 25, 2021

India selects Controp’s SKY-50HD electro-optical/infrared system for its UAVs fleet

Israel’s Controp Precision Technologies has been awarded a tender to supply its iSKY-50HD electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) system for fitment onto unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) being developed by India’s state-owned Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).

Controp’s CEO, Hagay Azani, said in a statement that the DRDO had shortlisted the iSKY-50HD for procurement following an evaluation process that included several other EO/IR systems.

iSKY-50HD system
iSKY-50HD system

The company stated that its iSKY-50HD system features “highly sensitive gyro-stabilised multi-spectral sensors” fitted with advanced image-processing algorithms for assorted airborne defence applications.

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.

Valerie Tricarico
Valerie Tricarico is a Security journalist specialized in C4ISR systems. She covers transnational security issues, such as international relations, terrorism, insurgency, state stability, organized crime, WMD proliferation and cybersecurity, as well as trends within OSINT analytics and news reporting on developments in the global intelligence community.