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Elbit Systems of Australia Delivers Thermal Weapon Sights to ADF

Photonics Spectra
Aug 2018
High-technology company Elbit Systems of Australia Pty. Ltd. has completed delivery of XACTth65 thermal weapon sights to the Australian Defence Force (ADF) through a Land 125 Phase 3C contract.

Dan Webster, managing director of Elbit Systems of Australia (ELSA), and Malcolm McKeith, director of the Armaments Systems Program Office at the Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG), signed the final delivery document at Melbourne’s Victoria Barracks. The maintenance phase of the contract continues until mid-2020.

Since delivery began in September 2016, nearly 4,800 XACTth65 thermal sights have been supplied to the Australian army, with early indications suggesting good reliability of the systems delivered.

“The success of the contract was another important aspect of the company’s strategic partnership with the Army and the ADF more broadly,” Webster said. “Technology is moving very quickly right across our very diverse offering, and weapon sights are no exception. The th65 thermal sight is just the beginning of the role technology will play in sighting systems, with the integration of sight data into the battle management system likely to be the next step.”

Elbit Systems of Australia is the Australian subsidiary of Elbit Systems Ltd., established to serve the needs of the ADF and as a venue to provide cutting-edge technology from abroad to Australia. This technology is enhanced by ELSA to provide solutions specifically tailored for Australia’s defense and homeland security operational requirements. Elbit develops technology in the areas of aerospace, land and naval systems, command, control, communications, computers, intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance, unmanned aircraft systems, advanced electro-optics, electro-optic space systems, and more.

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