CATS- COMMON APERTURE TARGETING SYSTEM- Electro-Optical Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Targeting System

CATS is a high performance electro-optical reconnaissance, surveillance and targeting system designed for fixed-wing and rotary-wing airborne platforms, including Unmanned Air Systems (UASs), helicopters and aircrafts.


    Reconnaissance and Surveillance
    Long Range Surveillance

Main Features

    Common Aperture with Diameter of 220mm

    Very Large Aperture for Narrow FOVs and

    Very Narrow FOVs of IR, HDTV and LL-NIR

    Larger Aperture Means More Light and

    Therefore Better Image Quality and Better


    Compact and Light-Weight System
    Single-LRU System
    Superior Range Performance
    High Performance IR Camera
    True Full High Definition (1920x1080) HDTV


    No Digital Zooming Applied for

    1920x1080p Video Output
    2.25 Times More Sensor Pixels Used Than

    High Definition (1280x720p) HDTV Cameras

     Low Light (LL-NIR) Camera
    Common FOVs for IR, HDTV and LL-NIR Cameras
    Laser Range Finder and Target Designator
    Laser Pointer and Illuminator
    Internal Boresight Unit
    All-Digital Video Pipeline
    Advanced Image Processing
    Multi Target Tracking
    Simultaneous Target Tracking on IR, HDTV
    and LL-NIR Videos
    Accurate Target Geo-Location
    Determination of Coarse and Speed of
    Moving Target
    Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU)
    Accurate Stabilization
    Automatic Alignment with Platform
    Operation in Very Low Temperatures in High Altitudes

Technical Specifications
Sensor Resolutions    IR: 640x512
​    TV: 1920x1080
​    LL-NIR: 640x480

Fields of View (FOVs)

    IR: 0.5° - 0.9° - 3.2° - 30°
​    TV: 0.5° - 0.9° - 3.2° - 30°
​    LL-NIR: 0.5°
Field of Regard (FOR)   

Azimuth: 360° continuous

Elevation: +10° to -105°
Laser Range Finder and Target Designator   

Range: up to 25 km

Wavelength: 1064 nm

Repetition rate: up to 20 Hz
Laser Pointer and Illuminator   

Laser Pointer:

Wavelength: NIR

Laser Illuminator:

Wavelength: NIR
Communication Interface    RS-422, MIL-STD-1553B
Video Interface   


2x PAL
Power Interface    28 VDC

Sensor Ball Diameter: ≤ 415 mm

Width: ≤ 437 mm

Height: ≤ 520 mm
Weight    61kg

Operational: -54°C to +50°C

Storage: -55°C to +70°C

Note: All tolerances are within ±10%. Specifications may change without prior notice.