Elbit to showcase solutions for “America’s Army” at AUSA 2011

Elbit to showcase solutions for “America’s Army” at AUSA 2011

9-Oct-2011 Source: Elbit

Elbit Systems of America, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Elbit Systems Ltd. will present an array of cutting edge solutions, designed to enhance the capabilities of the United States Armed Forces at the upcoming Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition (AUSA), (booth #1103) set to take place in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington DC from October 10-12, 2011.

Several video presentations will depict the successful integration of systems from multiple Elbit Systems of America business units, thus empowering the warfighter for even the most complicated battle scenarios. Viewers will experience fully realistic, dynamic operational scenarios. Whether deployed in combat, low intensity conflict or peacekeeping operations, Elbit Systems of America’s innovative, practical solutions allow units to operate successfully in complex conflicts and urban environments. Elbit Systems of America is dedicated to supporting those who contribute daily to the safety and security of our nation.

In addition, Elbit Systems of America’s Real-Time Laboratories (RTL) subsidiary will be displaying a wide array of advanced Life Support Systems (LSS) and hydraulic products for tactical and combat vehicles in booth #3209 at the AUSA exposition.

Elbit Systems of America plays a vital role in supporting America’s Army with discriminating mission solutions.  Our innovative products and systems can be found on many of the US Army’s major platforms and weapon systems to include the Apache Attack Helicopter were we provide all generations of helmet mount displays and the advanced mission processor for the Block 3, the Bradley A3 Fighting Vehicles were we provide the core computer electronic suits, the Stryker Mortar Carrier were we provide the highly accurate recoiled mortar system, the MRAP vehicle were we provide critical life support and power systems, the Viper Strike and Griffin weapons were we provide the highly accurate semi-active laser seekers,

The following will be featured in the Elbit Systems of America exhibit

Two of Elbit Systems proven Unmanned Aircraft Systems:

Skylark® I LE Unmanned Aircraft System is based on the operationally-proven Skylark® I Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS), currently used by many coalition partners., The LE version increases the system’s operational range to 15 km and the endurance to approximately 3 hours. The system also features a unique gyroscopic-stabilized, gimbaled payload optimally integrated with algorithms derived from the larger Hermes® 450 UAS to enable auto-tracking of dynamic targets. A hand-launched unit, the Skylark® I-LE UAS combines the characteristics normally reserved for larger UAS within the form-factor of a man-portable system

Hermes® 450 is a highly reliable, mobile and deployable UAS with an operationally proven track record of more than 15 years and over 200,000 hours, the fully composite, fully operational Hermes® 450 can be launched and recovered from both prepared and semi-prepared runways. This medium-size, multi-payload UAS can operate two payloads simultaneously (many payload options) and provide persistent surveillance with endurance in excess of 18 hours (up to 30 hours with external fuel tanks). The Hermes® 450 offers high operational versatility for both military and non-military usage, with manual or fully autonomous flight capabilities and common, cutting edge full redundant avionics. Its ability to operate in austere environments is well documented.

A family of laser and thermal imaging systems including:

The Rattler-A is an ultra-light, high-performance, high-reliability, Diode-Pumped Laser (DPL) designator, based on a new and unique A-thermal pumping architecture. The Rattler-A features advanced compact transmitter technology that reduces designator system size, weight and power consumption. The Rattler-A provides a rugged and ideal solution for small UAS electro-optic payloads. Small size, very light weight and Power (SWaP), in addition to A-thermal design ensures performance in harsh environments and makes the Rattler-A suitable for payloads as small as 6 inches.

JTAC-LTD now known as Serpent-M is a very lightweight, battery-powered laser target designator and marker small enough to be carried by foot-mobile war fighters. It will enable soldiers to designate targets for laser-guided bombs, missiles and other munitions. The Serpent-M incorporates the Elbit Systems high performance miniaturized Rattler designator currently in full scale production and implemented to date on numerous airborne and ground based programs. The Serpent-M also provides target hand-off to aircraft Laser Spot Trackers (LSTs). The system capitalizes the latest advances in laser generation and battery power technologies. The Serpent-M features a high power near infrared laser pointer for targeting operations during night time conditions.

Elbit Systems of America Laser Warning Systems (LWS) utilize both coherent and non-coherent laser sources. Our system is built on thorough understanding of the full scope of issues associated with each laser threat type and the systems engineering expertise necessary to accurately and reliably detect, locate and categorize these threats. The Elbit Systems of America LWS offer the full spectrum threat coverage, high dynamic range, direction indication for all threats, audio and visual warning, high probability of detection and low false alarm rate in addition to providing immunity to reflections from nearby objects, gun fire, lightning and fire.

Coral-CR now known as Emerald-RSTA is a high-performance, tripod mounted or hand-held Long-Range Day/Night Thermal Imaging System using a cutting edge camera and a cooled, highly sensitive 640×512 InSb Focal Plane Array thermal camera with continuous optical zoom, as well as 4X digital zoom. The Laser Range Finder, digital magnetic compass, and global positioning system allow generation of target coordinates to 10Km. The Emerald-RSTA also supports video out via standard BNC connector.

Coral-SD now known as Emerald-SD is a tripod mounted/hand held, high-performance, short range day/night thermal imaging system using a latest generation day camera and a cooled, highly sensitive InSb Focal Plane Array thermal camera. This system is used for special detection applications such as crowd control and check point security applications. Emerald-SD features an advanced high resolution detector, integral day CCD cameras, advanced high resolution color OLED display and an adjustable binocular viewer. It is ideal for short range surveillance and targeting, security and perimeter defense, installation security and target identification and confirmation.

MK II Family of Thermal Beacons utilize radiated blackbody and Infrared technology to signal friendly forces in the Near Infrared (NIR), Mid Wave Infrared (MWIR) and Long Wave Infrared spectrums. Thermal Beacon blackbody strobes are invisible to the naked eye, current night vision, and other infrared sensors outside the MWIR and LWIR ranges. The NIR strobes are visible using most night vision devices employed today. The battlefield applications of Thermal Beacon products are nearly limitless and range from Identification of Friend or Foe (IFF) to covert marking of strategic interests.  Units are available in personnel worn, handheld, and vehicle born models and detection ranges vary from 2 km to 10 km depending on the model and the receiving sensor.

MK V Thermal Beacons provides foot mobile ground forces an effective, hand-held, fully ruggedized means of self identification to friendly forces using MWIR, LWIR and/or NIR systems. It is a wide spectrum thermal beacon suited to a number of applications such as: passage of lines; near-far signaling; and guidance of vehicles and aircraft. The MK-V is a reliable hand optical IFF providing positive force identification. It is light weight and fully complies with STANAG 2129. The unit also features signaling in the 3-5 μm and 8-12 μm, and optional signaling in the 0.8 um. It is currently in use by U.S. Armed Forces.

Selected high performance computing and communications interoperability solutions and capabilities including:

Tacter® -31D Ruggedized Hand Held Computer is the next generation of the Tacter® family of military computers, featuring a tablet configuration. The Tacter®-31D computer provides powerful computing capabilities, a high performance 10.4” XGA sun-readable display with LED backlight, a smart power management algorithm, a Smart Li-lon battery for long stand-alone operation time, a hot-swap (secondary battery) for uninterrupted operation during main battery hot-swap, optional military or commercial embedded GPS and much more. The Tacter®-31D computer’s outstanding versatility and capabilities place it as an excellent candidate to serve all combat echelons in the rapidly evolving world of the new modern digital battlefield.

TACTER® -31M Ruggedized Hand Held Computer is designed to serve all combat soldiers. On the modern battlefield, the TACTER-31M’s embedded communications utilize today’s protocols, making the terminal critical for any C4I system. The TACTER® -31M supports simultaneous connectivity to two independent tactical radio networks, LANs and other networks. It also features an optional GPS-receiver, offering the solder essential navigation and mapping capabilities.

RPDA-57, based on the Marvell 520 MHz PXA-270 processor, this ruggedized personal data assistant responds to the call for situational awareness applications. The generous 128 MB RAM and 64 or 128 MB Flash Memory provides ample room to run and house many applications in nonvolatile memory, providing protection against data loss due to battery drainage. Available in both wireless and non-wireless configurations, the R-PDA’s aluminum construction eliminates many of the reliability concerns associated with handhelds. The waterproof design delivers operability in tough environments never before possible. Optional functionalities can be incorporated into modular “backs”, giving the flexibility required to support many tasks with one basic computer and change mission profiles on the move. The Rugged-PDA modular design allows an operator to reconfigure the RPDA-57 hardware and software for a specific mission without changing the basic unit.

TC-150M Multi-Band Power Amplifier, a lightweight, rugged, reliable TC-150M Multi-Band Power Amplifer, is designed for continuous operation in the tactical environment. The TC-150M PA has a unique RF interface which allows Multi-Band radios to operate seamlessly under all stressing waveforms without the requirement of a data interface for frequency tuning information from the radio. This very compact amplifier is designed to operate remotely at the antenna supporting 100% duty cycle, convection cooled, Multi-Band 30-512MHz, 50W LOS, and 150W SATCOM/DAMA.


Ideal for ultra-mobile systems the PCIDM® V4 is suited for use with close air support, Situational Awareness and Command and Control Networks, Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) and the Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC). The modem features dual channel USB IDM and enables data communication over most digital radios, exchange of interoperable digital data with a variety of military assets, sharing of accurate and timely information and existing PC-based applications to extend their capability.

Also featured, Elbit Systems of America comprehensive solutions for product and customer support:

Elbit Systems of America provides support solutions for specific customer needs. Easy access to OEM support, fast repair turn-around times and online status reporting, enable our customers to better forecast asset availability and enhances operational availability. Elbit Systems of America realize that our customers deserve a product support structure as stable and reliable as their tactical platforms. We provide combat-proven design, development, production, repair, and life-cycle supportability solutions of mission critical systems for U.S. and Allied military tactical platforms. We also enhance customer capabilities by managing the repair and overhaul system support as well as life cycle support of the full range of the military electronics systems.

Located in San Antonio, Texas, M7 Aerospace joined the Elbit Systems of America Services and Support Solutions business unit in 2011, as a part of the company’s strategy to enhance offerings of comprehensive large fleet, multi-site contractor logistics support, life cycle contractors and depot support for fleets operated by the United States military. M7 Aerospace brings world class capabilities in avionics upgrades, special mission modifications, reset programs and airframe modification and repair for numerous aircraft platforms operated by both commercial and military customers. M7 Aerospace, offers a full suite of aviation services including, Aerostructures Manufacturing; Government Logistics Support Services; Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul; Engineering Services; Aircraft Parts and Support; Supply Chain Management and Purchasing. M7 offers an integrated services solution approach to its government and commercial customers, crossing traditional market boundaries. Such services are currently being performed by Elbit Systems in several countries around the world.

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