Elbit Introduces DCoMPASS Infrared Sensor Payload for UAVs

By Caroline Rees / 01 Aug 2014
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Elbit Introduces DCoMPASS Infrared Sensor Payload for UAVs

Elbit Systems has unveiled the latest generation of its CoMPASS family of payloads, the DCoMPASS™ FHD iMEP, an all-in-one, integrated Mission Equipment Package featuring a unique compact and light weight integrated solution. Specially designed for light weight platforms as light attack/search & rescue helicopters, MALE UAS’ and jet Special Mission Aircraft (SMA), the iMEP integrates multiple mission systems and capabilities in a size-weight-power (SWAP) of a standard 15”, 40kg EO/IR Payload. The iMEP introduces an integrated digital map, DVR, navigation and data link system, together with an open architecture design for easy and straight forward integration of additional mission equipment.

“The DCoMPASS FHD iMEP provides a significant advance in payload system capabilities while facilitating easy upgrades of the legacy investments of our current customers”, said Adi Dar Executive Vice President and General Manager of Elbit Systems Intelligence and Electro-optics – Elop. “It allows an optimal operating point for the major system parameters of performance, weight, power consumption and size, all at a highly competitive price. The DCoMPASS™ FHD iMEP video interfaces were upgraded to support multiple HD digital video outputs together with the existing mechanical and electrical interfaces of earlier generation systems. This facilitates easy upgrades for existing legacy platforms, thus protecting the investments of current users”.

More than 1,000 CoMPASS systems of various versions are in operational use around the world today, including prestigious programs such as the UK Watchkeeper program, several major Asian helicopter programs and large scale maritime patrol aircraft fleets.

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