IAI unveils new EO Surveillance System: MegaPop


Published on 02/22/2021 – Last Updated on 02/22/2021 by OTC

MegaPOP Offers an Especially Long-Range and High Image Resolution

IAI is expanding its family of electro-optical/IR payloads with the introduction of MegaPOP. The advanced electro-optical payload, which TAMAM developed, IAI’s electro-optical and navigation system house. The new payload is designed for land applications such as marine or land border control, surveillance of sensitive facilities, or any other operational mission that requires especially lengthy surveillance performance and high-definition vision capabilities with a system that uses several sensors simultaneously.

MegaPOP simultaneously tapes a video on a thermal/ HD channel with night vision, a color daylight HD channel, and an innovative HD SWIR technology channel. The continuous zoom capability provides the end-user with high-quality output even under highly challenging visual conditions. The system features an exceptionally long range of surveillance augmented by multispectral capabilities. It offers an extraordinary range of sensors that can be used together and a range of laser capabilities. Additional system features include digital tracking, specialized image processing, other data processing methods, and automated surveillance capabilities. A built-in gyro stabilizing system ensures stable imaging under all environmental conditions. MegaPOP has magnetic-independent, highly-accurate northing capability to assist in managing target datum points. Advanced digital interfaces allow simplified control even from remote control posts and operational work that involves additional sensors, including ELINT, COMINT, and more.

IAI TAMAM’s new system joins the M19, MOSP, POP, MiniPOP, MicroPOP, POPSTAR, and other EO/IR systems

Avi Elisha, IAI’s TAMAM Division GM at the Systems, Missiles & Space Group: “MegaPOP is the outcome of decades of experience accumulated at IAI in developing some of the world’s most advanced surveillance systems, including inertial navigation. With MegaPOP, our customers will benefit from advanced and improved surveillance performance in every arena that demands uncompromised image quality, tough weather conditions, and optical threat detection in, especially, long ranges. MegaPOP offers a new standard to the global ER/IO market. We are proud to provide our global clients with another advanced solution.”



The new product is an ultra-long-range multispectral EO system, including all the latest sensors and image processing abilities combined with high-level gyro stabilization to ensure a stable image.

The versatile design enables it to be the primary detecting sensor or a secondary “spotter” (When assembled with other detection mediums such as Radars, Smart Fences, etc.), depending on the application.

The MegaPOP is designed, built, and tested according to high-quality international standards for 24/7 continuous operation for border protection applications and observation.


  • Includes all latest sensors and image processing abilities combined with high-level gyro stabilization
  • Aerodynamic shaping allows the MegaPOP to operate withstanding in high wind load and high base vibrations
  • Military standard ruggedized suit for Masts, Towers and Vehicles
  • Built for 24/7 continuous operation
  • Easily integrated with external sensors

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