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Meerkat Tripod

The Meerkat Tripod is a robust manual tripod / pan and tilt unit designed to support and control the line of sight of thermal imagers, night vision equipment, video and still cameras and other optical equipment.

The primary design objective of Meerkat was to minimise size and weight to produce a support system that was truly man portable with minimum effort. The Meerkat tripod is available in a range of sizes between 16 and 150cm working height and of either aluminium or composite material construction.

The Meerkat features independent adjustment of leg angle and length to provide great versatility in use and high levels of stability on many different surfaces.

The pan and tilt facility, with a precision quick release interface or standard 1/4” or 3/8” camera interface, enables smooth controlled movement of the mounted payload in azimuth and elevation. Independent axis brakes enable the payload line of sight to be locked in any position.

Main Advantages & Features 

  • Combined lightweight tripod with pan and
    tilt capability
  • Short stowed length
  • Independently adjustable leg angle and
    length (telescopic)
  • 10kg nominal payload*
  • Very lightweight – truly man portable
  • Independent brakes for pan and tilt
  • Standard 1/4” or 3/8” camera
    interface or quick release
    interface versions available
  • DMC compatible
  • Expandable – Payload adapters
    are available to suit most payloads
  • Rugged and durable, easy to use and
  • Ground anchor capability via optional foot
    plate and pin set


  • Azimuth scale ring with vernier
  • Generic interface adapters
  • Dual payload adapter
  • Carry bags
  • Footplate and pin sets

  • Thermal / night vision
    equipment support
  • Multifunction binocular
  • Laser rangefinder / designator
  • Telescope and binocular
  • Communications antenna
  • Scientific instrument support



  • Tripod height
  • Azimuth scale ring with vernier
  • Custom payload adapter assemblies


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