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Elbit to provide undisclosed Asian country with Condor 2 ISTAR pods

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World Aviation Defense & Security Industry News - Elbit Systems
 
 
Elbit to provide undisclosed Asian country with Condor 2 ISTAR pods
 
The Israel-based company Elbit Systems, recently announced that it was awarded an approximately $82 million contract to provide an Asia-Pacific country with a comprehensive Electro-optic airborne solution, Condor 2, for use in intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition and reconnaissance (ISTAR) missions.
     
Elbit to provide undisclosed Asian country with Condor 2 ISTAR pods 640 001Elbit Systems' Condor 2 ISTAR pod
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The contract, which is a follow-on order from the same customer, will be performed over a four-year period by Elbit Systems' ISTAR Division. This Elbit Systems program is being performed in cooperation with ELTA Systems Ltd., who is supplying additional content to the same customer.

"We are proud of this follow-on contract award, attesting to our customer's satisfaction from the quality of our leading solutions, well suited for the global intelligence needs," commented Elad Aharonson, General Manager of Elbit Systems ISTAR Division. "Our ISTAR systems and solutions enable customers to carry out effective and flexible ISTAR operations. We see a strong and growing global demand for ISTAR solutions, and believe that other customers will follow this Asia-Pacific customer and select our systems for their needs."

Condor 2 is an EO/IR LOROP (Long Range Oblique Photography) system that provides simultaneous high-resolution visbible and IR reconnaissance images at a long stand-off distance from the target. The system includes the pod itself, a wideband data link, fixed and transportable image exploitation stations and support equipment.

The Condor 2 system can operate from a wide variety of platforms, including supersonic fighter aircraft, business jets, maritime patrol aircraft and other aerial systems, at altitudes of up to 50,000 feet.

 

 

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