SHAPO keeping watch at Rio Olympics
Controp’s SHAPO airborne EO/IR surveillance payload is supporting security operations at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the company announced on 17 August.
The payload is installed onboard the ADB-150 Aerostat that Airship do Brasil has deployed for the Brazilian Air Force above the Olympics area.
The aerostat and payload are providing 24/7 surveillance, monitoring and public security of the Olympics area. It was previously also deployed as part of a surveillance operation with Air Force University security systems at Afonsos Air Force Base in Rio de Janeiro for surveillance surrounding the training centre for athletes competing in the Olympics events.
SHAPO is a gyro-stabilised 3-gimbal camera payload designed for surveillance and observation on airborne platforms including aerostats, helicopters, fixed wing aircraft and UAS, for a variety of long-range surveillance and observation applications including law enforcement, search and rescue, homeland security and defence.
The compact camera payload includes a high sensitivity colour day camera and a thermal imaging camera with a continuous optical zoom lens. SHAPO can also include an optional laser range finder and/or laser pointer as well as an optional mission management moving map system.
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