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  • Elbit Wins $30M Australian Defense Contract

Photonics.com
Apr 2016
MELBOURNE, Australia, April 21, 2016 — Defense company Elbit Systems of Australia Pty. Ltd. was awarded a $30 million contract by the Department of Defence of the Commonwealth of Australia for the supply of XACTth65 thermal weapon sights.

The device has a weight of 450 g with full tactical and high performance during day and night operations. The contract, part of the Land 125 project, will last for a two-year period.

“Australia is a very important market for Elbit Systems, and we are very proud to be awarded this contract, bringing this new capability and introducing technologically advanced, battle proven and networked solutions to the Australian Defence Force,” said Bezhalel Machlis, president and CEO of Elbit Systems. “As the prime systems integrator for the battle management system, we hope to integrate the new thermal weapon sight into the C4I system, and we hope we can supply even more ISTAR capabilities that will be implemented in the system.”

Elbit Systems is already a supplier of command, control and communications systems, such as the BGC3, for the Australian Defence Forces, and is in the process of integrating those systems with various sensors.

Elbit Systems is a provider of high technologies for a wide range of defense, homeland security and commercial programs throughout the world.


GLOSSARY
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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