Compact lightweight EO / LWIR Imaging

TASE™ 250 LWIR is a high-performance stabilized camera gimbal optimized for Size, Weight and Power (SWaP). This 5.5 inch system utilizes existing TASE family architecture to achieve best-in-class, full-motion video collection. The TASE250 imaging payload satisfies the increasing demand for exceptional full-motion video performance through all periods of visibility. The TASE250 LWIR includes operator friendly software interfaces, onboard GPS/INS with integrated geo pointing and optional laser pointer.

5.5 inch, lightweight 2 axis stabilized EO and LWIR suitable for use on small UAS.


  • High performance & low SWaP at < 4.3 lbs / < 1.95 kg
  • 640 x 480 EO / LWIR
  • Laser Pointer
  • Integrated IMU for accurate geo-pointing
  • Designed to meet MIL-810G shock, vibration and environmental standards
  • Integrated video processing system has key features: target tracking, scene steering, electronic image stabilization, KLV metadata, and H.264 video
  • 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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  • TASE System Software Update Guide
  • Gimbal Operations Quick Start Guide
  • 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

    5.5 inch (139.7 mm)

  • Height

    7.5 inches (<190.5 mm)

  • Weight

    <4.4 lbs. (<1.99 kg)

  • Operating Case Temperature

    -20°C to +49°C

  • Power Requirements

    Vin: 16-30 Volts

    Power: 28W (average) 100W (max)

    Control Interface: Ethernet

  • Application Use

    Compact Lightweight Daylight / LWIR Imaging

  • Payload Performance

    Rotation Limits: 360° continuous pan,

    + 20° / -85° tilt                               
    Slew Rate: 150°/sec         
    Payload Stabilization: 2-Axis active stabilization

  • IR Camera

    Long Wave IR Camera
      Stepped Zoom: 2.5x
      Continuous Digital Zoom: 4x
      Wavelength: 8-12 μm
      SD Resolution: 640 x 480
      HFOV (HD) 11 / 4.4

  • Daylight Camera 1

    Daylight Camera
      Stepped Digital Zoom: 4x
      Resolution: 640 x 480
      HFOV: 14.5°-2.5°

    Video Out:
      H.264 with embedded KLV

  • Daylight Camera 2


  • Laser Options

    Laser Illuminator (optional)
        (Narrow Beam)1
        Class lllb laser ¹
        830 nm (NVG band)
        150 mW max


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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