IAI Delivers EO/IR Systems to Italy

The company has provided MiniPOP EO/IR systems to FB Design for new patrol boats built for the Italian coast guard

IAI Delivers EO/IR Systems to Italy

IAI's MiniPOP EO/IR system delivered to the Italian coast guard (Photo courtesy of the company)


Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has provided MiniPOP EO/IR systems fitted with an advanced command and control unit to FB Design, an Italian builder of high-performance motorboats, which builds the new patrol boats of the Italian Coast Guard. Two of the ten patrol boats ordered were already delivered to Italy’s Guardia de Finanze for operational use.

MiniPOP is an electro-optical payload that weighs 7-9 kilograms. It includes advanced cameras for day and night observation, as well as a laser pointer and laser range gauge. It features strong image-stabilizing capabilities to aid in long-term observations and real-time image capturing, in particular during difficult sea conditions. The MiniPOP is designated for broad use by manned and unmanned platforms on the ground, in the sea, and in the air for military, homeland security, and civilian applications.

“The capabilities and performance of the MiniPOP have been proven in a range of operational activities held by dozens of customers in Israel and abroad,” said Boaz Levi, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Systems, Missiles & Space Group. “It is a high-fidelity system with some of the most advanced technological and image quality in defense electro-optics. As such, it allows the end-users to obtain high-quality intelligence in real-time and enable fast and effective threat detection. We are proud to provide these systems to the Guardia de Finanze and to collaborate with our partners at FB Design. We will continue to offer a range of solutions to the various applications of our global customers.”

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