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17 April 2015

LAAD 2015: CONTROP with a New Comprehensive Airborne Surveillance Mission System for Helicopters

CONTROP Precision Technologies Ltd. of Israel is a world leader in EO/IR defense and homeland security solutions and unveiled its recently developed and certified A-SMS Airborne – Surveillance Mission System for helicopters at LAAD 2015. The A-SMS is a complete turnkey solution especially designed for converting Law Enforcement and Government Helicopters into an advanced EO/IR surveillance mission configuration.  These surveillance helicopters are most commonly used for a variety of Law Enforcement applications including Police, Search and Rescue (SAR), Fire Fighting and Coastal/Border Surveillance.

CONTROP A-SMS Airborne Surveillance Mission System  with STC certification 

According to VP Marketing Mr. Johnny Carni, "We are proud to present for the first time at LAAD 2015 this new affordable airborne surveillance suite for helicopters".  The A-SMS is offered with a variety of CONTROP’s EO/IR Gyro-stabilized Payloads, including the Full HD and high performance DSP-HD, the Full HD medium-range QUAD-HD or the compact and lightweight SHAPO. This variety enables the Customer to select a configuration which best matches the operational requirements as well as the budget.

In addition to the payload, the A-SMS includes an Operator’s Work Station with a display monitor, DVR, Control Unit, Mission Computer and Moving Map Software. This software features Augmented Reality (AR) as well as several additional (optional) capabilities such as Cockpit Display, Video Downlink and a Searchlight which is “slaved” to the payload’s Line-of-Sight (LOS).  Also included is a certified A-Kit for mounting the payload and the entire system on the helicopter.
CONTROP’s A-SMS recently received STC (Supplementary Type) Certification by the Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) and is in the process of receiving certificate validation by the Brazilian Civilian Aviation Authority (ANAC) as well as by the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the most popular type of Police/Government helicopters in Brazil, the AS 350/355.
Mr. Carni goes on to say that “Now that we have received these important certifications, we have the capability to offer this upgrade package to all AS 350/355 Operators and we are also more than ready to certify the package on other helicopter models, upon Customer’s request. CONTROP’s A-SMS is very attractively priced relative to similar systems on the market and is ITAR free.” A-SMS is recently tested by the Brazilian Police and in May will be demonstrated at the German Police and some other countries.

The A-SMS was developed and certified in conjunction with CONTROP’s Brazilian partner, the well-known TAM Aviaco Executiva and Taxi Aero.  The A-SMS will be promoted, installed and supported in Brazil by TAM Aviacao.

CONTROP offers dual optronic/IR cameras for airborne and land applications in all sizes and for ranges from 100 m to 30 km (ground system Epedd-LR), cooled and uncooled (e.g. T-Stamp 3 kg) with continuous zoom lenses. According to the company the smallest and lightest (beginning at 300 gr.) IR zoom lenses available on the market. Mr. Carni pointed out, that his systems offer a 40% weight reduction in comparison to other system on the market. They are all 3-axes and highly stabilized for an extreme high quality and the capability to really look directly vertically or horizontally. As an option laser designator are available. The ground system Speed-LR can automatically detect moving targets, even UAVs and classify them (to avoid fals alarms e.g. for animals). The SPIDER can detect simmer at 1 mile away, even in rough sea.

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