Several Asian organizations have placed a $20 million order for surveillance systems produced by Israel's defense electronics company Elbit Systems Ltd.
Elbit will not disclose the clients’ identities, however, it says the systems ordered are for use on maritime patrol aircraft, vessels and observation towers.
Under the contracts, Elbit's Elop Ltd. business unit will deliver various payloads from the CoMPASS family of systems, including Micro CoMPASS, an extremely lightweight electro-optical system already in use by world leading armies, as well as the DCoMPASS, a highly advanced system that provides users with exceptionally high resolution digital imagery for both day and night.
DCoMPASS is installed on patrol aircraft, unmanned aircraft systems, coast guard vessels and frigates for long-range observation, aiming and target designation and tracking.
The growth in the demand for maritime observation systems, is “a direct result of the rise in maritime terror throughout the world and the need to protect coastal shores,” said Adi Dar, Elop’s general manager.
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