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High Performance Motorised Pan and Tilt

The High-performance motorised pan and tilt unit, The Mantis, is designed to support a high payload capacity while accurately controlling the line of sight of single or multiple payloads remotely. The Mantis can be configured to handle a wide range of sensors for long-range precision surveillance tasks.

Capable of axis speeds of up to 50° per second, Mantis is ideally suited for homeland security in permanent installations and vehicle-based applications, where a high degree of controllability and positional accuracy is required. In addition, using an adapter, The Mantis may also be paired with the Groundmaster for tripod-mounted applications. Typical payloads include thermal imagers, day/night cameras and combination electro-optic sensor systems.


The Mantis is available in two standard versions, the basic ‘L’ configuration and the ‘U’ configuration with a support arm for heavier payloads or higher shock and vibration environments.

The capabilities of the Mantis can be further extended with the addition of factory-configured options such as gyro stabilisation and the use of support arm spaces to achieve optimum payload mass distribution.

Main Advantages & Features

  • High payload capacity pan and tilt
  • Gyro stabilisation*
  • Maritime environmental protection*
  • Azimuth slipring as standard supporting payload power, fast
    and Gigabit Ethernet, serial communications and analogue video**
  • Ethernet or RS422 communications
  • Rugged design
  • Environmental sealed (IP67)

*Factory option

Features and Benefits

Highly resistant to shock and vibration

High precision control

High accuracy, high axis speed (50°/s)

  • Fixed and mobile border surveillance
  • Coastal surveillance
  • Port and shipping control
  • Customs and Coastguard
  • Vehicle mounted surveillance
  • Maritime applications
  • Security and perimeter surveillance
  • Maritime environmental protection
  • Gyro stabilisation*
  • 37, 73 or 113 way slipring
  • Support arm spacers
  • Customer tailored remote control consoles and cabling
  • Customer specific payload mounting adaptors
  • Customer specific paint colour

*Mantis is capable of stabilising to ≤0.067° RMS under a disturbance of ±3.5° in a
three second period with a 40kg balanced payload, at an ambient temperature of 21°C

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