Elbit Systems recently completed a trial test torpedo launch from its Seagull multi-mission, autonomous Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV) system.
The trial, performed out of Israel’s Haifa port, demonstrated the capability of Seagull to install and launch light weight torpedoes, adding to the capabilities of the USV, which is designed to carry out unmanned maritime missions, such as protection of critical sea areas and high-value assets against submarines and sea mine threats, the company said in a statement Tuesday.
Ofer Ben-Dov, Vice President Naval Systems Business Line at Elbit Systems’ ISTAR Division said, “The test highlighted Seagull’s unique capacity to detect and engage submarines, in addition to its ability to detect and destroy sea mines – all using the same multi-mission USV system in modular configurations.”
Introduced earlier this year, Seagull is a 12-meter long multi-mission USV system equipped with one or two vessels that can be operated and controlled in concert from manned ships or from the shore. Seagull provides multi-mission capabilities and can be employed for ASW, MCM, EW, maritime security and other related missions, leveraging modular mission system installation and offering a high level of autonomy.
In its full configuration the advanced USV system delivers unmanned end-to-end mine hunting operation capability, taking the man out of the minefield. It features inherent C4I capabilities for enhanced Situation Awareness (SA) and has a large fuel capacity that allows it to remain at sea for several days.
India is likely to finalize price negotiations with Israeli Elbit Systems for the procurement of 747 12.7 mm naval remote weapon stations (RWS) estimated at INR 19 billion ($282 million) for the navy and coast guard
Elbit Systems has performed a series of demonstration flights using BrightNite system, a solution that enables utility helicopters to perform Degraded Visual Environment (DVE) missions. The goal of the flights was to demonstrate the systems performance in DVE conditions, in moonless, pitch dark nights, in which flights are rarely executed
Elbit Systems has won a $20 million contract from a Western European country for the supply of tactical mobile radios of the E-LynX Software Defined Radios (SDR) family. The new systems will be installed on a variety of combat vehicles and integrated into soldier dismounted systems
Elbit Systems of America has planned to display Common Laser Range Finder-Integrated Capacity (CLRF-IC) during Modern Day Marine, held from September 27 to 29, 2016. CLRF-IC gives dismounted Marines a handheld targeting system that integrates a rangefinder, day and night cameras, GPS, and celestial positioning precision to Forward Observers, the company announced in a statement today
Elbit Systems has been awarded contracts, in a total amount of approximately $30 million, to supply advanced thermal-imaging observation systems to a country in Europe. The systems will serve all army command levels, from the dismounted soldier to the headquarters command and will be supplied over a one-year period
Elbit Systems has won an approximate $19 million contract from Uruguay to set up more than 1000 cameras, sensors across six municipal authorities under the ‘Safe District project. The Safe District project will include more than 1000 cameras and sensors, including vehicle traffic control, laid out at strategic standpoints
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