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17 February 2016

Singapore Airshow 2016: CONTROP Ships 2,000th STAMP Miniature EO/IR Payload

CONTROP Precision Technologies, a world leader in EO/IR defence and homeland security solutions, has recently shipped its 2,000th STAMP Dual Sensor Day/Night Stabilised Payload. Ideal for small UAS (Unmanned Aerial System), VTOL (Vertical Take-Off and Landing) systems, and aircraft, STAMP is operational in dozens of locations around the world.

CONTROP M-STAMP with Bluebird SpyLite (Photos: CONTROP)

"We are excited to celebrate the shipping of the 2000th STAMP system to an extremely satisfied customer," Johnny Carni, VP Marketing, CONTROP, explained. "Throughout the years, the STAMP family has gone through modifications and enhancement procedures that have kept it in its position as a market leader. Technology-wise, this is the only small camera payload in the world to incorporate 3 gimbals, which allows for an unprecedented stabilized picture when looking both horizontally and vertically.  This high level of stabilisation is critical, particularly when using an uncooled thermal camera with a zoom lens, in order to provide the user with a clear and detailed image. With the STAMP, we have basically taken the most high-end technology in Electro-Optics and miniaturised it to fit even the smallest of platforms."

STAMP is a family of gyro-stabilised payloads especially designed for day and night tactical over-the-hill reconnaissance missions. Lightweight yet ruggedised, STAMP provides precise geolocation and can withstand high-shock landings. With low power consumption, STAMP incorporates only one LRU and provides the most cost-effective solution of its type.


"CONTROP's STAMP line of EO/IR systems is in daily operational use in dozens of different locations and applications worldwide, and receives high praises from its users," Carni went on to say. "We have plans to expand the line with new systems to fill up operational gaps and will hopefully be announcing a new STAMP system during 2016."

The STAMP Family includes the super lightweight newcomer- MICRO-STAMP – a 300g gyro-stabilised payload that provides a dual(2) FOV Uncooled IR camera and a Day Camera with a Continuous Zoom Lens; the M-STAMP, a 1.3kg gyro-stabilised Multi Sensor Payload with an Uncooled IR Camera with a Continuous Optical Zoom Lens, a Day Camera  and a Laser Pointer; and the T-STAMP, a triple sensor gyro-stabilized EO/IR payload which includes a Cooled IR Camera with a Continuous Zoom Lens up to three degrees in the NFOV, a Day Camera and an optional Laser Pointer all in a compact and versatile 3.3kg payload.  

CONTROP T-STAMP installed on UAV