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by Curtis Hand, from Press Release

Elbit Systems SPECRO XR just before installment onboard a naval platform – Image: Elbit Systems Ltd. – 2021

Elbit Systems announced today that following competitive technical evaluations it was awarded an approximately $80 million contract by a country in (the) Asia-Pacific to supply SPECTROTM XR multi-spectral electro-optic (“EO”) systems for maritime forces. The contract will be performed over a period of four years.

Under the contract, Elbit Systems will supply SPECTRO XR EO systems that will be integrated on-board a variety of maritime platforms. SPECTRO XR is a multi-spectral long-range EO system that provides naval, air and land forces with enhanced intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition and reconnaissance (“ISTAR”) capabilities, in both day and night and under low visibility conditions, such as fog, humidity, smoke, haze and dust. Using Artificial Intelligence, SPECTRO XR applies multi-target video tracking, Moving Target Indication and Video Motion Detection to continuously scan for targets, extract operational insights and reduce human error.

A screen shot from the video of a recent demonstration of SPECTRO XR performing automatic tracking of a high speed moving target at sea – Image: Elbit Systems Ltd. – 2021

Mr Oren Sabag, Co-General Manager, Elbit Systems ISTAR and EW, commented: “We see a growing demand for the SPECTRO XR system as Naval and Air Forces increasingly seek advanced ISTAR solutions with the unique capacity to maintain superior terrain dominance even in challenging visibility conditions.”