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Sharp and Precise: New Israeli Payloads

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The Tamam group of Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has expanded its offering and fielded a series of new and upgraded stabilized payloads, incorporating significant enhancements, especially High Definition EO and IR sensors. The innovative M-19 HD developed by Tamam is a true High-Definition, compactly-designed multispectral, multi-sensorpayload (simultaneously incorporating up to 7 sensors).

The M-19 HD enables continuous day/night monitoring in all weather conditions and provides outstanding acquisition ranges due to its powerful sensors, high stabilization and unique image processing capabilities.
M-19 HD reduces the operator’s workload and improves situational awareness by virtue of its multi-mode automatic video tracker (AVT). It also provides accurate geo-location using its embedded IMU/GPS (inertial measurement unit/global positioning system).

IAI is also in negotiations with several customers to supply Tamam’s new line of High Definition (HD) Day and Night Stabilized Optronic Payloads – the 15″ MOSP3000-HD and the 10″ POP300D-HD. These new payloads use a 1280 x 1024 detector for the thermal camera and a 1920 x 1080 detector for the day camera. The new systems also include advanced video image processing and compression features that allow the HDTV to be adapted to any downlink system.

IAI has also successfully completed delivery of its Ground Target Acquisition System (GTAS) to a NATO country’s Artillery Forward Observer (FO) units.

GTAS uses an innovative concept in ground observation and target acquisition. GTAS can be used on the ground or on a vehicle. It is carried and operated by a single soldier and can quickly be deployed without the need for calibration and fine leveling. GTAS features remote control operation, thus enabling the operator to control the system from a distant and secure location. The system’s capabilities include accurate target Geo-location, automatic target tracking, versatile map capabilities, target database, media recording and playback, and connectivity to external C4I systems.

GTAS is based on Tamam’s field-proven MiniPOP, integrated with a rugged lightweight tablet, a hand-held display and control, power packs, tripod and special backpack. The total system weight is 14 kg. GTAS sensors include a FLIR, Day TV, LRF (Laser Range Finder) and optional Laser Pointer. The sensors are bore-sighted and packed in a hermetically sealed closure.

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