Elbit Systems Electro-optics-Elop has been awarded a contract for the supply of additional digital compact multipurpose advanced stabilised systems (DcoMPASS) to an undisclosed air force in the Asia-Pacific region. The award represents a follow-on order to a previous contract secured by the wholly-owned subsidiary of Elbit Systems, for supply of the DCoMPASS electro-optical (EP) payload systems to the air force for installation onboard its helicopters. Elbit Systems Electro-Optics Elop general manager Adi Dar said the follow-on contract demonstrates the customer’s satisfaction from the systems purchased a number of years ago.
”Supplying our customers innovative and cutting edge systems, supported by our vast operational experience in electro-optic payload systems, positions us as one of the world’s leading EO payloads providers,” Dar said. A member of the Elop’s CoMPASS family, the DcoMPASS is a stabilised multi-sensor EO payload designed for installation onboard both fixed and rotary-wing aircraft, and land and naval platforms, including patrol aircraft, unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), coastguard vessels and frigates. Capable of delivering enhanced day and night intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition and tactical reconnaissance (ISTAR) capabilities even in the harshest weather conditions, the lightweight system also enables additional payload and fuel capacity in the carrying platform and future upgrades, according to the company. More than 250 systems have been supplied to date by the company to more than 17 countries worldwide. Elop has also supplied the system along with various payloads from its CoMPASS family, including the Micro CoMPASS, to several Asian customers for installation on their maritime patrol aircraft, vessels and observation towers, under combined $20m contracts awarded in August 2011. The contract features a three-year performance period, while additional details remain undisclosed.