Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has been awarded a contract to provide the Philippine Navy with the MiniPOP for Maritime Functions Electro-Optics Methods. The programs can be built-in on patrol boats within the Philippine Navy. The MiniPOP for Maritime Functions is operational in navies worldwide, and builds on IAI’s decades-long heritage in electro-optics know-how. The Sea MiniPOP is a dual-axis, gyro-stabilized payload designed as a single Line Replaceable Unit (LRU) carrying as much as 4 sensors and based mostly on an open structure. IAI has intensive expertise in creating electro-optic programs and operational sensors for air, land, and maritime purposes.

The “signing ceremony” marking IAI’s contract to provide MiniPOP EO/IR programs to the Philippine Navy. (Photograph by IAI)

IAI’s MiniPOP for Maritime Functions, developed by IAI’s Methods Missiles and Area Group, is an 8 inches’ light-weight and compact multi-sensors commentary system constructed for maritime purposes. The electro-optics system is designed to function throughout each day and evening, and meet harsh environmental circumstances corresponding to shock, vibration from waves, and excessive temperatures. The payload supplies real-time imaging, automated video monitoring, and exact goal geo-location capabilities that can be utilized as a stand-alone EO/IR commentary system on small and medium-sized vessels.


Sea MiniPOP Maritime Applications Electro-Optics Systems
Sea MiniPOP Maritime Functions EO/IR Electro-Optics Methods. (Photograph by IAI)

Boaz Levy, Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) President and CEO, mentioned: “We’re happy with IAI’s rising partnership with the Philippine Navy and the chance to supply our operational, combat-proven programs to the Philippines. This contract for electro-optics programs joins different latest offers between IAI and the Philippine Navy, signifying the increasing cooperation and serving as an affidavit to the belief the client has in Israel Aerospace Industries’s superior applied sciences. We stay up for broadening our fruitful partnership within the years to return.”

 Israel Shipyards Shaldag MK V fast patrol boats
The Philippine Navy expects to obtain the primary three of eight Shaldag MK V quick patrol boats within the first quarter of 202

The Sea MiniPOP might be simply linked and built-in to any C4I or be operated with IAI’s management system. Nor did IAI point out which sort of patrol boats would obtain the EO programs however the Philippine Navy (PN) is anticipating to obtain the primary three of eight Shaldag Mk V quick patrol boats ordered from Israel Shipyards within the first quarter of 2022. The boats, which are supposed to meet a PN requirement for missile-capable quick assault interdiction craft (FAIC-M), can be initially deployed within the ‘Mindanao space of accountability’ the place there are “steady operations in opposition to native terrorist teams and communist terrorist teams.