The Lightest MWIR Gyro-Stabilized Payload


For UAS and Lightweight Aircraft


1.3kg / 2.8lb


MWIR Optical Zoom

AVT has launched the CM142MW, the smallest and lightest multi sensor payload on the market that incorporates a MWIR sensor. For improved accuracy at night and in low light conditions, AVT has integrated a cutting-edge medium-wave infrared (MWIR) sensor into the lightweight CM142 to create the CM142MW. 

Airborne Imaging System


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

Weight: 2.8lb / 1300g

Power: Idle 15W / Peak 80W


IP Rating: IP66

(Dust Tight & Water Resistant)

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


EO: 50x Optical Zoom

MWIR: 10x Optical Zoom

Laser Pointer



Tactical ISR & Target Acquisition

Law Enforcement & Security

Search and Rescue

Wildfire Management & Response 

Long Range Target Detection and Identification

With an integrated MWIR core, the CM142MW offers crisp imagery at night for greater accuracy in target acquisition. A custom electro-optical core enhances the operator’s detection, recognition and identification capabilities by providing 50x optical zoom.


Ideal for sUAS

Weighing just 1.3kg (2.8lb), the CM142MW is the lightest multi sensor payload on the market that incorporates a MWIR core, providing a powerful solution for unmanned aerial surveillance operations.


Long-Endurance Operation

Its low power consumption offers long endurance flight times when integrated into a small unmanned aerial system, ideal for consistent ISR operations.


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± 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 / 1300g
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 or h.265
Snapshots13 MegaPixel, 1080 or 720 (EO) 640x512 (IR)


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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