TASE™ 400

Advanced Day / Night Imaging

Our most advanced payload. The TASE™ 400 features a mid-wave infrared camera with continuous optical zoom down to 2° FOV, a daylight camera, and industry-leading stability with fiber optic gyros. A third payload bay is configurable to host a laser rangefinder and illuminator as well as a range of other options. This payload is designed to provide superior day and night surveillance imaging for fixed-wing, helicopter, manned and unmanned applications.

7" diameter, 2 axis stabilized, Standard Definition EO/MWIR with continuous zoom optics with multiple 3rd bay and laser options, integrated GPS/INS, onboard video processing.


  • High performance and low  SWaP at 8.0 lbs
  • Full motion EO imager and continuous zoom MWIR camera
  • Flexible 3rd bay for additional payload options
  • Onboard GPS/INS - no externalIMU needed for geo-pointing
  • Fiber Optic Gyro (FOG) stabilization
  • Common control and operator interface across TASE family
  • Environmentally sealed
  • Onboard image processing capable of target tracking, scene steering and electronic image stabilization
  • ViewPoint payload software features complete control of TASE payloads - integrated moving map, real-time mosaicing, Path-Track, and video recording


  • Civil: Law Enforcement, Search & Rescue, Disaster Damage Assessment, Port / Harbor Security
  • Commercial:  Infrastructure Inspection, Wildlife Study, Anti-Poaching, Anti-Piracy
  • Military: Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (ISR)


Platforms:  Fixed Wing, Rotary Wing, Unmanned Aircraft, Aerostat

Support Documents

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  • Gimbal Integration Guide
  • TASE System Software Update Guide
  • Gimbal Operations Quick Start Guide
  • TASE400 Programming Cable
  • TASE400 Gimbal Interface Cable
  • TASE400 Mechanical Drawing
  • TASE400 Soft Mounting Drawing
  • Viewpoint Users Guide
  • The antenna Plugin User Guide
  • The Tracker Plugin Users Guide
  • Creating Custom Map Overlays
  • Current WMS Imagery URLs
  • TASE System Software


  • Diameter

    7 inches (177.8 mm)

  • Height

    10.5 inches (266.7 mm)

  • Weight

    8.0 lbs  (3.62kg)

  • Operating Case Temperature

    -20°C to +60°C

  • Power Requirements

    Vin: 10 - 30 Volts

    Power: 35W (average) 100W (max)

    Control Interface: RS-232, CAN, Ethernet (with adapter)

  • Application Use

    Advanced Day / Night Imaging

  • Payload Performance

    Rotation Limits: 360° continuous pan, +45° / -85° tilt
    Slew Rate: 150°/sec         
    Payload Stabilization: 2-Axis active stabilization

  • IR Camera

    Mid Wave IR Camera    
      Continuous Optical Zoom: 10x
      Continuous Digital Zoom: 4x
      Wavelength: 3 to 5 μm          
      Resolution: 640 x 512  
      HFOV: 22° - 2.2 ° continuous

  • Daylight Camera 1

    Continuous Optical Zoom: 31x
      HFOV: 55.7°- 1.94°

    Video Out: 
      NTSC or PAL

  • Daylight Camera 2


  • Laser Options

    Laser Illuminator (optional)
      (Narrow Beam)
      Class IIIb laser ¹
      830 nm (NVG band)
      150 mW max
    Laser Rangefinder (optional)
      Class I Eye-safe
      1550 nm
      4km range


Important Export Information

The TASE™ Imaging Systems are controlled for export and re-export by The International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), CFR Title 22, Code of Federal Regulation, Parts 120-130.The ITAR governs the export and re-export of defense articles and services.

The TASE™ Imaging Systems are available for sale outside the United States subject to an approved export authorization. ITAR violations can result in fines, penalties, debarment, and criminal sanctions. Please refer to the following websites for more information U.S. Department of State, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls and U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security Export Administration Regulations.

For the export control status of your TASE Imaging System please contact your sales representative, or 541-387-2120.

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