TASE™ 500 HD

Advanced Multi-Spectral Imaging System

10" diameter, 4-axis stabilized imaging platform, built in GPS/INS and tri-band, full digital HD imagers (EO/MWIR) for day, night and obscurant penetration with a total system weight of 33 lbs.

This product is no longer a current product offering. However it is still supported, if you have a TASE500 system and need support please contact

We’re committed to providing customers with products and services that are designed, built and delivered to support their mission needs. This market has been identified as an emerging growth sector in manned and unmanned air vehicles and Collins Aerospace will continue product development of imaging systems to meet this need. Please keep this page bookmarked for upcoming new product announcements.

If the TASE500 meets your imaging needs, please reach out to and a member of our team will get back to you with additional product options.

The TASE™ 500 HD is a 4-axis stabilized imaging system with best-in-class stability and the lowest SWaP against comparable systems. It features a Full 720p HD mid-wave infrared (MWIR) and daylight camera with continuous optical zoom and digital zoom. The TASE500 HD includes a  Laser Illuminator option.

The 500 HD series is designed to provide superior nighttime imaging as well as long range daylight surveillance for fixed and rotary-wing manned or unmanned applications.


HD Imaging Performance:
  • HD solution for improved image quality and clarity
  • Full digital imaging enables advanced post processing and third party exploitation tools and no compression artifacts
  • Fourth Generation HD-MWIR imager for superior IR imaging at long ranges, including local area processing and noise reduction filter
  • Precision optics for maximum image sharpness and clarity
  • High performance long range spotter
Integrated Solution:
  • Viewpoint user interface for improved operator efficiency
  • Touchscreen, tablet, airborne downlink video display options available
  • Ruggedized hand controller (optional)
  • Configurable software to suit mission needs
  • Single LRU with onboard GPS/INS for simple integration and installation
  • Laser Illuminator option
  • Continuous zoom for improved situational awareness, plus Picture-in-Picture supported.
Market Leading Size Weight and Power (SWaP):
  • Lightest payload in its class

  • Lowest cost with fully integrated features for best value





  • 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
  • TASE500 Programming Cable
  • TASE500 Gimbal Interface Cable
  • TASE500 Mechanical Drawing
  • TASE500 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

    10.25 inches (260.35 mm)

  • Height

    14.75 inches (374.65 mm)

  • Weight

    Unmanned weight: 33 lbs (15 kg)
    Manned weight: 37 lbs (17 kg)

  • Operating Case Temperature

    -20°C to +50°C

  • Power Requirements

    Vin: 18- 30 Volts

    Power: 95W (average) 125W (max)

    Control Interface: RS-232, Ethernet

  • Application Use

    Advanced Day / Night Imaging

  • Payload Performance

    Rotation Limits: 360° continuous pan
    Field of Regard: +20° / -85° tilt                               
    Slew Rate: 150°/sec         
    Payload Stabilization: 4-Axis active stabilization

  • IR Camera

    HD Mid Wave IR Camera    
      Continuous Optical Zoom: 5.6x
      Continuous Digital Zoom: 4x
      Wavelength: 3 to 5 μm          
      Resolution: 1280 x 720 
      HFOV: 17°- 3.0 ° continuous

  • Daylight Zoom Camera 1

    HD Daylight Camera
      Continuous Optical Zoom: 27x
      Continuous Digital Zoom: 4x
      Resolution: 1280 x 720
      HFOV (HD): 42.3°- 2.3°

    Video Out:
      SD: NTSC or PAL
      HD (H.264): 720P 30Hz
      HD-SDI: 720P 30Hz

  • Daylight Camera 2


  • Laser Options

    Laser Illuminator (optional)
      Class IIIb 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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