Elbit to supply advanced electro-optic systems to an Asia-Pacific country


Elbit Systems has been awarded a contract to supply its Spectro XR advanced electro-optic systems to an undisclosed Asia-Pacific country.

Valued at more than $90m, the contract will have a performance period of four years.

Elbit Systems president and CEO Bezhalel (Butzi) Machlis said: "We are very pleased with this contract, demonstrating Elbit Systems' ability to foresee the market's requirements and to develop the most cutting-edge systems suitable for our customers' demanding needs.

"Spectro XR can be installed on several platforms, including rotary and fixed-wing airborne platforms, aerostats, naval vessels and land applications."

“The variety of systems and solutions we have recently launched, represent a range of different fields of activities within Elbit Systems for which our customers worldwide have expressed interest, and we hope other customers will follow."

The ultra-long-range, day / night, multi-spectral electro-optical system has been designed to perform a range of information, surveillance, target acquisition, and reconnaissance (ISTAR) applications in day, night and adverse weather conditions.

Equipped with a large multi-spectral imaging system combining multiple cameras into one, Spectro XR can be installed on several platforms, including rotary and fixed-wing airborne platforms, aerostats, naval vessels and land applications.

Spectro XR features fully digital sensors and lasers to provide high-performance in adverse weather conditions.

The modular design of the Spectro XR enables integration with various other systems onboard, such as mission computers, radar, data-links and helmet-mounted tracking systems.

Currently, more than 1,000 SPECTRO XR systems are in operational use worldwide.