Elbit Systems lands $90mn contract from Asian country for Spectro XR electro-optic systems

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Elbit Systems lands $90mn contract from Asian country for Spectro XR electro-optic systems
Elbit Systems Ltd. announced today Sept. 11 that it was awarded a contract valued at over $90 million from an Asia-Pacific country, for the supply of SPECTRO XR advanced electro-optic systems. The contract will be performed over a four-year period.
Elbit Systems lands 90mn contract from Asian country for Spectro XR electro optic systems 640 001Elbit Systems' Spectro XR EO payload
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SPECTRO XR is an ultra-long- range, day/night, multi-spectral electro-optical ISTAR system that provides 20” payload performance in a 15” payload. The heart of the system is a large multi-spectral imaging system that combines multiple cameras into one, allowing it to significantly improve performance without increasing size and weight. SPECTRO XR implements up to 9 advanced and fully digital sensors (Medium Wavelength Infrared – MWIR, Visible and Near Infrared – VNIR and Shortwave Infrared – SWIR) and lasers with a very high level of stabilization, providing users with high performance in adverse weather conditions.

The modular design enables users to select the configuration best suited to their needs, both in terms of performance and cost. The system can be installed on a variety of platforms including rotary and fixed-wing airborne platforms, aerostats, naval vessels and land applications. A wide variety of command and control interfaces enable simple integration of the SPECTRO XR with various systems onboard the easy, such as mission computers, radar, data-links and helmet-mounted tracking systems. Inherent in the SPECTRO XR system are additional features such as a GPS, DVR (Digital Video Recording( and moving map that can provide a cost effective avionics upgrade with minimal space, weight and integration efforts. SPECTRO XR implements image fusion (MWIR-Medium Wavelength Infrared, Visible, Near Infrared-VNIR, SWIR-Shortwave Infrared), auto image enhancement, augmented reality, multi-layered pictures and geo-location as a working method to reduce operator workload.

Bezhalel (Butzi) Machlis, President and CEO of Elbit Systems, commented: "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. 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."