The ADB-150 aerostat operated by the Brazilian Air Force to help secure the RIO 2016 Olympic Games being held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil was equipped with CONTROP Precision Technologies SHAPO Airborne electro-optical infrared surveillance payload.
The ADB-150 aerostat carrying SHAPO Airborne system was launched August 9th by Airship do Brasil, in cooperation with the Brazilian Air Force, in order to provide 24/7 surveillance, monitoring and public security of the olympics area.
The SHAPO Airborne is a gyro-stabilized 3-gimbal camera compact payload, which was designed for surveillance and observation on a variety of airborne platforms including aerostats, helicopters, fixed wing aircraft and unmanned air vehicles. The payload includes a high sensitivity color day camera and a thermal imaging camera with a continuous optical zoom Lens. It can also include an optional laser range finder and/or laser pointer as well as an optional mission management moving map system.