Visakhapatnam

IRDE develops advanced 24x7 cams

DRDO scientist Ram Saran explaining about stabilised electro-optical sight -- panoramic day and night surveillance --designed and developed by Dehradun-based Instruments Research &; Development Establishment at Maritime Exhibition in Visakhapatnam on Monday. —Photo: C.V.Subrahmanyam

DRDO scientist Ram Saran explaining about stabilised electro-optical sight -- panoramic day and night surveillance --designed and developed by Dehradun-based Instruments Research &; Development Establishment at Maritime Exhibition in Visakhapatnam on Monday. —Photo: C.V.Subrahmanyam  

Dehdradun-based Instruments Research & Development Establishment, one of the labs of DRDO, has designed and developed Stabilised Electro-Optical Sight (SEOS) – a two axis panoramic sight to attain surveillance capability at static and mobile conditions.

It is designed in such a way that it can be used in different platforms and operational requirements.

It comprises laser range finder, CCD camera, thermal imager and automatic video tracker.

The Dehradun-based lab has developed two such systems, which can cover a radius of 40 km without sending any signals – a stealth type vision camera. This can be mounted on a tank, fast moving boat or a fighter aircraft.

VEM Tech, a Hyderabad-based firm, has been outsourced to manufacture the systems for supply to the Defence Ministry.





Big achievement

Terming it as a big achievement, IRDE Scientist Ram Saran told The Hindu on Monday that full-fledged production of the system would be useful for Akash new generation and Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile System (QRSAM).

He said while foreign vendors sell similar system for around Rs. 12 crore, under ‘Make in India’ programme, they could make it for about Rs.2 crore.

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