HOD HASHARON, Israel, 19 Aug. 2016. The SHAPO airborne electro-optic/infrared (EO/IR) surveillance payload from CONTROP Precision Technologies Ltd., specializing in the field of electro-optics (EO) and infrared (IR) cameras for defense and homeland security solutions, is being used for the protection of 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The SHAPO is installed on board the ADB-150 Aerostat that supports the Brazilian Air Force security mission and is deployed above the Olympics area.
The ADB-150 aerostat carrying CONTROP's SHAPO EO/IR surveillance payload, launched 9 August 2016 by Airship do Brasil in cooperation with the Brazilian Air Force, is providing 24/7 surveillance, monitoring, and public security of the Olympics area.
Prior to the start of the Rio Olympics 2016, the system was deployed as part of a surveillance operation with Air Force University (UNIFA) security systems at Afonsos Air Force Base in Rio de Janeiro for the protection of the training center for athletes competing in the current Olympics events.
The CONTROP SHAPO is a gyro-stabilized, three-gimbal camera payload designed for surveillance and observation on a variety of airborne platforms, including aerostats, helicopters, fixed-wing aircraft, and unmanned air vehicles (UAVs), also called unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) or drones.
The compact SHAPO camera payload includes a high-sensitivity color day camera and a thermal imaging camera with a continuous optical zoom lens. The SHAPO can also include an optional laser range finder and/or laser pointer as well as an optional mission management moving map system.
The SHAPO is used worldwide for a variety of long-range surveillance and observation applications including law enforcement, search & rescue, homeland security, and defense. CONTROP's airborne payloads are installed on a variety of airships and aerostats worldwide, in order to provide public security and safety.
CONTROP specializes in the development and production of electro-optical and precision motion control systems. The company’s specialists have over 35 years of experience in EO/IR products for surveillance, defense, and homeland security. CONTROP’s main product lines include: automatic passive Intruder Detection Systems for airport perimeter surveillance, coastal surveillance, port and harbor security, border surveillance, the security of sensitive sites, and ground troop security; high-performance stabilized observation payloads used for day and night surveillance on board UAVs, small UAS (sUAS), and aerostats/balloons, helicopters, light aircraft, maritime patrol boats, and ground vehicles; thermal imaging cameras with high-performance continuous zoom lens and state-of-the-art image enhancement features, and more. CONTROP’s products are in daily operational use in many of the most critical surveillance, homeland security, and defense programs worldwide.
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