UAV Factory, a leading developer of UAVs and sub-systems, has announced the launch of a new division, Octopus ISR Systems. The new division offers a complete set of ISR solutions consisting of Epsilon advanced gimbals, IP datalinks, tracking antennas, and ground control stations. The Octopus ISR Systems division focuses on manufacturers and users of unmanned and manned systems whose existing aircraft or vehicles operate on air, land, or sea.
Coinciding with it’s launch, Octopus ISR Systems has released a dual-sensor gyro-stabilized gimbal, the Epsilon 140. Epsilon 140 is one of the lightest micro-gimbal solutions on the market, offering unique functionality and an extensive feature set. Some of its key differentiators are an automatic moving target indication function, a leading nighttime surveillance range of up to 2,000 m with its unique 60-mm IR lens, and other expected critical functions for surveillance and observation.
“After the development of our flagship system Penguin C, we realized that there was a lack of advanced imaging payloads for small UAVs that were capable of delivering well-stabilized images on high-vibration platforms,” says the CEO of UAV Factory, Konstantins Popiks. He adds, “As a result, we decided to take the challenge and develop a working solution ourselves, and from mid-2013, we invested in engineering efforts to see if it was possible to develop better products than those that were available on the market. Today, I am proud to announce that we have a range of micro-gimbals with outstanding stabilization and an extensive feature set that, according to our customers, significantly exceed their expectations at the price point.”