Elbit Systems of America to debut its solutions for real-time intelligence and terrain dominance

Elbit's Skylark I-LE
Elbit’s Skylark I-LE

With growing demands for actionable information and knowledge for the warfighter, there is a critical need for solutions that enable true terrain dominance and intelligence-based warfare.

Elbit Systems of America understands this need and is providing integrated and networked solutions by leveraging its technical expertise and in-theater experience, as well as that of its parent company, says the company in an Oct. 10th news release. At the upcoming Association of United States Army (AUSA) Annual Meeting & Exposition in Washington, DC, October 13-15, Elbit will showcase a line-up of next-generation systems and solutions enabling the U.S. Army to react as a unified force with unprecedented speed, precision and intelligence.

Intelligence gathering and knowledge dissemination are key components of Elbit Systems of America’s rapid mobility solution. Connectivity, situational awareness and combat effectiveness are improved via a command and control network.

In one scenario, the mission might begin with the Skylark I-LE, Block 2, unmanned aerial system (UAS) flying silently overhead. Using a unique gyroscopically stabilized, gimbaled payload and proven flight control algorithms to provide automatic tracking of dynamic targets, the Skylark quickly transmits information back to the soldiers on the ground. Equipped with a Micro Designator Marker (MDM) laser, the system can precisely designate targets allowing ground forces to respond with laser-guided munitions fired from Elbit’s mobile 120 mm mortar system. Ground commanders can then choreograph and degrade threats while reducing their own casualties. The Skylark system creates intelligence, delivers targets of opportunity and assists in closing the loop with shooters.

“Using these systems, we quickly turn collected information into actionable and effective response, facilitating terrain dominance and neutralizing the enemy,” explained Raanan Horowitz, president and chief executive officer of Elbit Systems of America “We are upholding our mission of protecting and saving the lives of our U.S. soldiers fighting for freedom and innocent civilians caught in the conflict.”

The MDM is just one example of Elbit Systems of America’s game-changers. Leveraging advances in laser and optical technologies, Elbit is transforming tactical systems such as the small UAS into precision engagement enablers.

Another example is the Enhanced Joint Terminal Attack Controller Laser Target Designator (EJTAC LTD). A light-weight laser designator/rangefinder, at less than five pounds, is a foot mobile solution for guidance of munitions and a laser hand-off to aircraft. Featuring a digital magnetic compass and near infrared laser pointer, the EJTAC LTD is effective during both day and night missions.

Elbit Systems of America understands that accurate situational awareness allows for quick coordination and effective responses to rapidly changing operational scenarios. Achieving this level of awareness requires advanced technologies involving the latest hardware and software for both Army Infantry and Aviators.