Elbit Systems has secured a contract worth approximately $80m from an undisclosed Asia-Pacific country for the supply of SPECTRO XR multi-spectral long range electro-optic (EO) system for maritime forces.

Valid for over a period of four years, the contract was awarded following competitive technical evaluation.

The SPECTRO XR EO system will be integrated onboard a variety of maritime platforms.

The system offers enhanced intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition and reconnaissance (ISTAR) capabilities to naval, air and land forces, both during day and night and under low visibility conditions, such as fog, humidity, smoke, haze and dust.

Equipped with artificial intelligence, SPECTRO XR uses multi-target video tracking, moving target indication and video motion detection to scan for targets continuously, extract operational insights, and cut down human error.

Elbit Systems ISTAR and EW co-general manager Oren Sabag said: “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.”

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In May 2021, Elbit Systems of America collaborated with Textron Systems for the US Marine Corps’ (USMC) next phase of Advanced Reconnaissance Vehicle (ARV) prototype, which would replace the USMC’s existing in-service Light Armored Vehicle (LAV) that has been operational with the service since the 1980s.

In April this year, Elbit Systems of America received a contract for the supply of squad binocular night vision goggle (SBNVG) systems to the US Marine Corps (USMC).

Valued at $41m, the contract also includes the supply of various spare components.

Services under the order will be rendered until March next year.