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Elbit Supplies Israeli Forces with MARS System

Photonics.com
Jul 2008
Elbit Systems of Haifa, Israel, has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Elbit Systems Electro-Optics (Elop) will supply the Israeli defense forces with a light weight thermal imaging and target acquisition system called MARS. This handheld thermal imager operates using uncooled sensor technology and combines a laser range-finder, GPS, compass day channel and recording system.



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photonics
The technology of generating and harnessing light and other forms of radiant energy whose quantum unit is the photon. The science includes light emission, transmission, deflection, amplification and detection by optical components and instruments, lasers and other light sources, fiber optics, electro-optical instrumentation, related hardware and electronics, and sophisticated systems. The range of applications of photonics extends from energy generation to detection to communications and...
thermal imaging
The process of producing a visible two-dimensional image of a scene that is dependent on differences in thermal or infrared radiation from the scene reaching the aperture of the imaging device.
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