CM142 | ISR & Target Acquisition


Lightweight Gyro-Stabilized Payload

For UAS and Lightweight Aircraft


Multi Sensor


LWIR Optical Zoom

The CM142 optical payload provides accurate detection, recognition and identification data at day and night. The system includes a high definition electro-optical sensor with 30x continuous optical zoom, LWIR sensor with 3x continuous optical zoom and a laser pointer. Designed to meet UAS payload size and weight constraints, the CM142 is compact and weighs just 2.8lb / 1270g.

Airborne Imaging System


Size: 135mm / 5.3in (D) x 167mm / 6.6in (H)

Weight: 2.8lb / 1270g

Power: Idle 15W / Peak 80W


IP Rating: IP66

(Dust Tight & Water Resistant)

Temperature: -10°C to +50°C / 14°F to +122°F


EO: 30x Optical Zoom

LWIR: 3x Optical Zoom

Laser Pointer



Tactical ISR & Target Acquisition

Law Enforcement & Security

Search and Rescue

Wildfire Management & Response 

High-Performance, Low SWaP

The CM142 is equipped with a high definition daylight sensor that provides 30x continuous optical zoom, and a LWIR sensor that provides 3x continuous optical zoom to facilitate accurate, long range detection and identification at day and night.

Flexible Deployment

With an IP66 rating, the CM142 is dust and water resistant, suitable for deployment in a range of environments and climates.

Wildfire Management and Response

The CM142 is the UAV payload of choice for aerial wildfire surveillance operations, actively supporting aerial wildfire surveillance missions in the USA and Australia. Its superior reconnaissance capabilities, matched with its low size, weight and power, make it the ideal gimbal for integration into lightweight unmanned aerial vehicles used for intelligence gathering for wildfire management and response.   


Standard Features

   Intelligent Object Tracking

Gather accurate information on a target moving at high speeds, while the platform is in motion with object tracking. This feature keeps the target in the centre of the frame until an alternative command is given, providing a consistent, solid and reliable object track.

  Onboard Video Encoding

All video is encoded onboard to minimize additional supporting hardware, reducing payload weight and allowing for longer flight times. Minimal hardware facilitates easier integration into UAS, aerostats and aircraft.


Enter geographic coordinates or point to a position on the map to maintain a consistent view of a location while the platform maneuvers. Gather geo-positioning data on a target for effective target acquisition.


 Onboard Video Processing

Real-time video enhancements are fully integrated inside every system to help the operator achieve more from each mission.



   Real-Time Video Stabilization

For a smoother video experience, real-time video stabilization corrects any jumpy and jittery movements. Real-time roll adjustments can also be automated to provide a steadier and clearer image.



Real-time navigation information is clearly displayed on the user interface (as optional overlays). This includes accurate acceleration, orientation, position and velocity data.




Position Accuracy0.0046° (80 µrad)
Elevation+110° / - 120°
Azimuth360° Continuous
Slew Rate150°/sec (2.6 Rad/s)
PowerIdle 15W / Peak 80W
Voltage18 - 24V
ElectronicsHigh Speed 32bit
Communication LinkEthernet / RS232 / Communication Libraries Available

Physical Dimensions

Weight2.8lb / 1270g
Depth135mm / 5.3in
Height167mm / 6.6in
Temperature-10°C to 50°C
14°F to +122°F

Video Specifications

Analogue OutputComposite
Digital Outputh.264 MPEG2 TS
Snapshots1280x720 EO / 640x512 IR (Stored On Board)


Tethered UAS




Lightweight Aircraft


Command and Control

OPS-Warden is AVT’s proprietary user interface that provides a vital link between the sensor and the operator. The intuitive interface is easy to use and requires little training. Designed for the operator, OPS-Warden allows operators to customize the interface to suit their mission.

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