CONTROP Launches MEOS-LRS, a Land-Based Payload Providing Long-Range Border / Coastal Surveillance and Force Protection

With its SWIR capabilities, the MEOS-LRS enables vision and observation in difficult terrain and environmental conditions, including fog, smog, dust, and at twilight times




4 October 2018. CONTROP USA Inc. – a company specializing in the field of electro-optics (EO) and InfraRed (IR) defense and homeland security solutions – launches the MEOS-LRS, the latest member of its family of land-based automatic detection, recognition and identification surveillance systems with SWIR capabilities, at< AUSA 2018. The MEOS-LRS provides long-range border / coastal surveillance and force protection where needed most. The SWIR capabilities enable vision and observation in difficult terrain and environmental conditions, including fog, smog, dust, and at twilight times.

In addition to the automatic detection, recognition and identification surveillance functions, the panoramic observation capabilities of the MEOS-LRS enables quick decision-making regarding key focus areas – which are critical for surveillance and force protection. The system enables execution of exact target coordinates based on the combined GPS system. The compact, portable system may be carried on a soldier’s back and is quickly and easily deployed. 

The MEOS-LRS multi-spectral system provides maximum sensor range performance by using highly sensitive sensors and unique video enhancement algorithms. Features include a compact EO/IR gyro-stabilized day-and-night system, 360⁰ observational coverage, panoramic map view, scanning capability, and automatic detection. The system may be configured for medium-to-long ranges with Thermal Imaging detection range of 25km for NATO target. A 720mm Thermal Imaging Camera, 660 mm high resolution Day Camera, a Laser Pointer, and an optional Laser Range Finder (LRF) are included.

According to Mr. Guy Oren, CONTROP USA’s VP Business Operations North America, “The MEOS-LRS system was specially developed to provide long-range observation and surveillance capabilities for border and coastal surveillance as well as force protection. The payload has high electro-mechanical stability with both internal and external stabilization and line-of-sight stabilization, which significantly improves the image quality as well as the panoramic view. Though new, the MEOS-LRS is already in daily operational use with additional orders expected, and is being evaluated by several other customers prior to anticipated purchases of this very cost effective system.”

CONTROP USA Inc. is an independent, wholly owned subsidiary of CONTROP Precision Technologies Ltd. CONTROP USA specializes in the development, production, and integration of electro-optical and precision motion control systems for surveillance, defense, and homeland security. CONTROP USA’s main product lines include: high performance stabilized observation payloads used for day/night surveillance onboard UAS, small UAS and aerostats/balloons, helicopters, light aircraft (A/C), maritime patrol boats and ground vehicles; automatic intruder detection systems for coastal and border surveillance, port/harbor security, the security of sensitive sites and ground troops security; thermal imaging cameras with high performance continuous zoom lens and state-of-the-art image enhancement features. 

Headquartered in Lanham, MD, CONTROP USA is currently leading two prime contracts providing UAS Payloads and Terrestrial Systems supporting multiple DOD, DHS, and SOF tactical units of action, through program offices including Combatting Terrorism Technical Support Office, Naval Air Program Management Activity (PMA), and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS-CBP). CONTROP USA provides ongoing field support as required for fielded payloads and programs for local and state agencies, as well as the FAA. The former US Special Operations (Army Special Forces and NSW) and SECRET-cleared personnel provide program management, integration, and ongoing field service for all customers.

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