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  • Elbit Systems ElOp Unveil the Engager
    Posted by Noam Eshel 1:07 PM on Oct 05, 2011

    Elbit Systems unveiled today a new, unattended day-night target acquisition system designed for special operation forces and tactical intelligence teams.

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    Engager packs all the elements employed by target acquisition systems, enclosed in a single, man-portable system designed for concealed and unattended operation. Its sensors include a day TV and a compact, low-power consuming cooled thermal imager, both fitted with powerful zoom, enabling vehicular target recognition from a distance of 8 km at night, and recognition of man-sized targets from 4.5 km. The payload also includes the lightweight Rattler miniature laser designator, enabling target marking and designation for precision guided weapons.

    The system is operated remotely via cable, or over standard wireless radio. The operating system offers various features optimizing operation and minimizing power consumption, including mission planning, recording and revisit-programming, thus optimizing multi-sensor performance. ElOp plans to introduce additional features in the near future, including fused imaging and video-3D map integration.

    The system is provided with a rechargeable battery sufficient for 24-36 hours. Additional cells can be connected in daisy chain, supporting missions extending over several days.

    Photo: Elbit Systems

    Tags: ar99, Elbit

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