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.


  • Targeting
  • 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 ResolutionsIR: 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 InterfaceRS-422, MIL-STD-1553B
Video Interface


2x PAL

Power Interface28 VDC

Sensor Ball Diameter: ≤ 415 mm

Width: ≤ 437 mm

Height: ≤ 520 mm


Operational: -54°C to +50°C

Storage: -55°C to +70°C

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