[Avionics Today 09-08-2015] An unnamed European country has awarded Elbit Systems a contract to supply an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS)-based intelligence solution. Valued at approximately $78 million, the contract will be performed over a two-year period by Elbit Systems' Information, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance (ISTAR) Division. The ISTAR division was established several months ago, as a result of combining Elbit Systems' Electro-optics (Elop) and UAS divisions.
Elbit Systems' solution will consist of Advanced Multi-Sensor Payload System (AMPS), a multi-sensor electro-optics system capable of long-range visual intelligence for both day and night, among other elements. The system is adaptable for a variety of airborne applications and serves as a building block for the integrated intelligence solution.