C4iSR: Land

AUSA 2018: CONTROP unveils SWIR-enabled MEOS-LRS surveillance system

10 October 2018

The MEOS-LRS land-based automatic detection, recognition, and identification surveillance system. Source: CONTROP Precision Technologies

CONTROP USA Inc unveiled the shortwave infrared (SWIR)-enabled MEOS-LRS electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) surveillance system at the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) exhibition held on 8-10 October in Washington, DC.

The MROS-LR is part of a family of day/night-capable multisensor systems that enable automatic target detection, recognition, and identification.

The system uses a robust pan-and-tilt sensor head with automatic levelling and gyro stabilisation. The sensor head has a 360⁰ field of regard and uses a modular payload architecture. The sensor suite comprises a SWIR sensor that enables imaging through obscurants, a thermal imager with a 720 mm focal length lens, and a colour day camera with a 660 mm focal length lens.

The MEOS-LR also includes a laser pointer and an optional laser rangefinder.

MEOS-LR has a claimed target detection range of 25 km for a standard NATO target.

The CONTROP system includes proprietary software for image processing and image enhancement, and features algorithms specially developed to improve target detection capabilities and to reduce the incidence of false alarms.

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