Meerkat Tripod for Surveillance Systems by Instro Precision

Companies & Organizations:

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Instro Precision Ltd
Hornet close, Pysons Road Industrial Estate
Broadstairs Kent CT10 2YD

- Thermal / night vision equipment support

- Multifunction binocular support

- Laser rangefinder / designator support

- Telescope and binocular support

- Communications antenna support

- Scientific instrument support


The Meerkat tripod range has been designed to satisfy applications where portability and low weight is of primary importance.


With their integral pan and tilt heads, Instro Meerkat tripods are designed for applications where functionality, portability and light weight are of primary importance.


The built-in pan & tilt head delivers smooth controlled movement of attached payloads in azimuth and elevation, while a payload capacity of 10Kg ensures a rugged, compact and lightweight support for a wide range of electro optic sensors. Independent lockable axis brakes enable the payload line of sight to be set in any position.


Depending on the intended payload, Meerkat models feature either a precision quick release wedge interface or standard ¼" or 3/8" camera fittings.


For versatility in use and high levels of stability on different surfaces, Meerkat tripods feature independent leg angle and length adjustment with operating heights that range from 16 to 156 cm.


All Meerkat tripods have a non-magnetic construction and are available in either Aluminium or Aluminium plus composite materials for maximum weight savings.




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 deploy

Ground anchor capability via optional foot plate and pin set


Key Specifications


All versions


Payload capacity, 10kg (Nominal)

Elevation movement, ±45° degrees

Continuous 360 degree Azimuth movement

Independent brakes for both pan and tilt

Operating temperature, -32°C to +55°C


Meerkat Ultra Compact

Weight, 0.5kg (composite+aluminium)

Working height, min 16cm, max 27.9cm

Stowed dimensions, Ø10cm x 30.5cm

Single leg sections


Meerkat C

Weight, 0.6kg (composite+aluminium)

Working height, min 16cm, max 48cm

Stowed dimensions, Ø10cm x 53cm

Single leg sections


Meerkat Compact

Weight, 1.4kg/1.3kg (aluminium/composite+aluminium)

Working height, min 18.2cm, max 60cm

Stowed dimensions, Ø12.7cm x 41.8cm

Two leg sections (telescopic)


Meerkat Medium

Weight, 1.4kg/1.3kg (aluminium/composite+aluminium)

Working height, min 21.2cm, max 80cm

Stowed dimensions, Ø12.7cm x 52.8cm

Two leg sections (telescopic)


Meerkat High

Weight, 2.4kg/2kg (aluminium/composite+aluminium)

Working height, min 25.7cm, max 156.3cm

Stowed dimensions, Ø12.7cm x 70.6cm

Three leg sections (telescopic)




Generic interface adapters

Dual payload adapter

Carry bags

Custom adapter assemblies

Footplate and pin sets


Azimuth scale ring with vernier

Defense Products & Services: Meerkat Tripod for Surveillance Systems by Instro Precision
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Defense Products & Services Sectors: Surveillance equipment, ground-based
Description: Meerkat Tripod for Surveillance Systems
Source of Information: Instro Precision Ltd