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Elbit Awarded Payload Contract

By Tish Drake | May 18, 2011
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Elbit Systems was awarded a $20 million contract to supply an Asian country with dozens of CoMPASS (Compact Multi Purpose Advanced Stabilized System) payloads for maritime patrol aircraft. The undisclosed Asian country operates one of the largest maritime patrol fleets in the world. The contract is scheduled to be completed within two years.

The CoMPASS includes an advanced thermal imaging system, laser range designator and a day channel, allowing optimal ISTAR (intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition and reconnaissance) capabilities. The payload is integrated into the aircraft’s mission systems, the company said.

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