May 29, 2007, Haifa, Israel--Elbit Systems announced that its subsidiary Elbit Systems Electro-Optics Elop ("Elop") was awarded several contracts valued at a total of approximately $50 million to supply hand-held thermal imaging systems to the Canadian and Israeli armed forces as well as for additional customers worldwide.
"Elop's advanced hand-held thermal imaging systems are part of the CORAL family of products. They combine advanced capabilities and high performance with compactness and low energy consumption, providing a considerable advantage to infantry forces," said Elop's general manager, Haim Rousso. The hand-held night vision thermal imaging system is lightweight (less than 2.5 kg) and is carried by an infantry soldier on a neck strap. The system enables the user to view targets at night at tactical ranges, from either fixed positions or while in motion.
Elop entered the field of thermal imaging systems in the 1970s and has produced and supplied thousands of thermal imaging systems to the most demanding military organizations and defense industries worldwide, employing the latest thermal imaging technologies for use in almost all known military night-vision applications.
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