C4iSR: Air

India’s DRDO selects Israeli-made EO/IR system

24 January 2020

Israel's Controp Precision Technologies has won a tender to supply its iSKY-50HD electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) system for fitment onto unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) being developed by India's state-owned Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).

In a 22 January statement the company's CEO, Hagay Azani, said that the DRDO had shortlisted the iSKY-50HD for procurement following an evaluation process that included several other EO/IR systems.

The company stated that its iSKY-50HD system features "highly sensitive gyro-stabilised multi-spectral sensors" fitted with advanced image-processing algorithms for assorted airborne defence applications.

No further details were provided about the tender or the UAVs the system is intended to be fitted to.

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