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Israel Aerospace Industries' Tamam Division Introduces A New 4 Sensor Version of the "MiniPOP" Electro-Optical Stabilized Payload

Jun 18, 2007

Israel Aerospace Industries’ Tamam Division (IAI/Tamam) introduces a new version of the MiniPOP day/night observation system.

Tamam has recently signed a number of contracts in Israel and abroad for delivery of the new payload for land, maritime and airborne applications.

MiniPOP is a dual axis, gyro-stabilized electro-optical payload. The new MiniPOP version includes up to four different sensors: a color day camera, a thermal imaging camera, a laser range-finder and a laser pointer. The sensor configuration is adapted to customers' requirements. The MiniPOP also provides enhanced image processing and automatic video tracker capabilities.

The MiniPOP is the ideal optronic system for small platforms including unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), helicopters, unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) and naval vessels. It is also used as a weapon sight for gun mounts.

The MiniPOP is unique in its size (8'') and provides maximum performance to weight, size and price ratio.

System Specifications:

• Size: 8” (21cm)
• Weight: 17 - 20 lbs (~ 8 - 9 Kg) dependent upon sensor configuration
• Thermal Imager: Cooled InSb 3-5 µm FPA with continuous zoom
• Day color Camera: CCD with Near IR (NIR) capability, with continuous zoom
• Laser Range Finder: Eye safe 1 pps
• Laser Pointer : 0.83µm

MiniPOP is a member of the POP family (Plug-in Optronic Payload). Hundreds of payloads of this family are in operational service all over the world. These lightweight electro-optical (EO) payloads offer day and night observation capabilities for military surveillance and targeting, drug interdiction and smuggling detection, border and customs control, traffic monitoring and crowd and riot control.

Israel Aerospace Industries is a leader in the aerospace and defense industries and is Israel’s largest industrial exporter. IAI’s Tamam Division is a proven supplier of advanced EO payloads for various air platforms, maritime vessels and ground vehicles. These include the LOROS (Long Range Observation System), the MOSP (Multi-mission Optronic Stabilized Payload) family and the lightweight compact POP (Plug-in Optronic Payload).

For further information, please contact:

Doron Suslik
Deputy Corporate Vice President for Communications
Tel: 972 (3) 935-8509
Fax: 972 (3) 935-8512
Email: hpaz@iai.co.il

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