IAI introduces new electro-optical surveillance system 

The MegaPOP system enables simultaneous filming of video on a thermal/HD channel, a color daylight HD channel, and an HD SWIR technology channel, with continuous zoom capability

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The TAMAM division of Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has introduced the MegaPOP, a new electro-optical surveillance system for land and sea applications that require especially lengthy performance as well as high-definition imaging. TAMAM, IAI’s electro-optical and navigation system division, is developing a family of electro-optical/infrared payloads for land applications, such as border control and surveillance of sensitive facilities, when there is a need for lengthy surveillance with HD-level high-definition imaging and sharpness. 

The new system that uses several sensors simultaneously includes various capabilities such as laser capabilities, filming of video on a thermal channel, night vision, tracking capability, image processing, data processing, gyro stabilization enabling stable imaging, independent target location capability, and simplified control of the system even from remote control posts.   

Avi Elisha, GM of the TAMAM Division, said "MegaPOP is the outcome of decades of experience accumulated at IAI in developing some of the world’s most advanced surveillance systems, including inertial navigation. With MegaPOP, our customers will benefit from advanced and improved surveillance performance in every arena that demands uncompromised image quality, tough weather conditions, and optical threat detection in especially long ranges." MegaPOP joins the family of electro-optical/infrared systems such as the POP, MiniPOP, MOSP, MicroPOP and more.