CONTENT PREVIEW
C4iSR: Maritime

IMDEX 2019: Controp debuts upgraded ISea-25HD EO/IR payload

16 May 2019
Follow

Israel’s Controp Precision Technologies took the opportunity at the IMDEX 2019 exhibition, held in Singapore from 14 to 16 May, to unveil an improved version of its iSea-25HD electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) payload.

Although only launched recently at the Euronaval 2018 exhibition in Paris, Controp’s vice-president of marketing, Ra'anan Shelach, revealed to Jane’s that the iSea-25HD payload – which is primarily designed to equip naval remote weapon station (RWS) or gun turrets armed with 20 mm to 40 mm calibre weapons, as well as support small boat operations – has been updated with a new high operating temperature (HOT) XBn IR detector with a 640×512 format focal plane array (FPA).

The iSea-25HD is the first member of Controp's iSea family of maritime and naval electro-optical/infrared payloads to incorporate XBn detector technology. (Controp Precision Technologies)The iSea-25HD is the first member of Controp's iSea family of maritime and naval electro-optical/infrared payloads to incorporate XBn detector technology. (Controp Precision Technologies)

“It has been only six months since we initially launched our iSea-25HD payload and we are now proudly introducing it with extended capabilities, a result of an intensive development process to meet the harsh and challenging environmental conditions of an Asian customer,” said Shelach, although he was unable to disclose further details. Delivery and installation of the updated payloads are expected to be completed by the end of 2019.

Controp claims that the new XBn detector will offer extended mean time before failure (MTBF) performance of between 20–30% compared with the original InSb FPA configuration because of reduced system cooling requirements and power consumption. However, the 220 mm diameter and the weight of the 13 kg payload remain unchanged.

Want to read more? For analysis on this article and access to all our insight content, please enquire about our subscription options at ihsmarkit.com/janes





(251 of 576 words)

RELEVANT PROFILE LISTINGS

  • Mk 20 Electro-Optical Sensor System (EOSS)

    Type Naval Fire-Control System (FCS). Development In 2005, following a competitive procurement process, Kollmorgen Electro-Optical (acquired by L-3 Communications in February 2012 and now operating as L-3 KEO) was chosen to provide the US Navy (USN) with an EOSS as part of the CG-47

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT