Elbit Systems of America Improving Situational Awareness for the United States Marine Corps

Elbit Systems of America showcasing advanced technologies at Modern Day Marine

Sep 26, 2016, 03:15 ET from Elbit Systems of America, LLC

FORT WORTH, Texas, September 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

Elbit Systems of America, LLC, headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, is a global leader in advanced sensors, handheld targeting systems, and M1A1 Main Battle Tank electro-mechanical controls for the United States Marine Corps. Elbit Systems of America will demonstrate these next-gen solutions during this year's Modern Day Marine on September 27-29, 2016, held on Marine Corps Base Quantico, Quantico, VA. Visit booth 2105 to discover how Elbit Systems of America meets the challenges of the USMC with innovative technologies and solutions.  

"Elbit Systems of America is committed to protecting our highly skilled marines by providing cutting-edge technologies. Our systems, coupled with the combat power of the USMC, ensure ground combat forces have the ability to fight and win in most complex environments," commented Dr. Amela Wilson, Elbit Systems of America's vice president of Sensors and Fire Control Solutions.


Elbit Systems of America is advancing the field of precision targeting systems. Laser designators and laser range finders have evolved, giving Marines enhanced targeting capabilities, while increasing the effectiveness of guided munitions and indirect fires.

The electro-optics of the targeting systems provide combat commanders the ability to recognize and range targets in day or night and good or bad weather. The Common Laser Range Finder-Integrated Capacity (CLRF-IC), recently acquired by the USMC, gives dismounted Marines a handheld targeting system that integrates a rangefinder, day and night cameras, GPS, and celestial positioning precision to Forward Observers.

The Enhanced Joint Terminal Attack Controller Laser Target Designator (EJTAC-LTD) is a light weight laser designator that combines day and night laser designation and marking with range finding capabilities. With this system, Forward Observers benefit from the digital magnetic compass and targeting message output to GPS systems.


As information is transmitted across the battlefield, Elbit Systems of America's Common Intelligent Displays (CID/CID2) and Smart Display Units (SDU) provide cutting-edge processing. The CID and SDU enhance the Marines ability to precisely fire high volumes of rockets and missiles into identified target areas. With a dual quad core processor, picture-in-picture overlay ability, and modular processing units tailored to meet mission requirements, Elbit Systems of America's family of displays are capable of providing increased fire control data.

"In operations on battlefields around the world, our products stay in the fight," continued Wilson. "We truly are improving the effectiveness and situational awareness for our nation's sons and daughters with the honorable title of Marine. Our advanced systems give our Marines a distinctive advantage over their adversaries."


Elbit Systems of America will highlight the Satellite-On-The-Move (SOTM) low-profile antennae. Mounted on any type of land vehicle, SOTM's advanced tri-band satellite antennae provides maneuver elements continuous voice, video, and data communications while in motion. When linked with Elbit Systems of America's CID or SDU, the SOTM antennae gives the USMC a technical advantage to destroy targets.

Finish Decisively 

Elbit Systems of America provides the electro-mechanical controls for the Tank Commander's Single Hand-station (TCSH), one of the heaviest pieces of land equipment in the USMC's portfolio - the M1A1 Main Battle Tank. This upgrade gives commanders a unique advantage in identifying and engaging threats. With reduced targeting engagement time and increased gunner-commander collaboration, this system improves the tank crew's ability to coordinate fires, extending lethality.

Prepare for the Next Encounter 

Unattended ground sensors (UGS) are instrumental in protecting against advanced enemy encounters. Using proven technology from some of the world's most challenging borders, the UGS distributed surveillance solution continuously monitors perimeters in any location across a sophisticated wireless sensor network. This networked solution gives Marines operating in hostile environments a pivotal advantage in identifying threats before engagement.  

For more information on these and other solutions from Elbit Systems of America visit booth 2105 or at http://www.elbitsystems-us.com.

About Elbit Systems of America, LLC  

Elbit Systems of America is a leading provider of high performance products, system solutions, and support services focusing on the defense, homeland security, commercial aviation, and medical instrumentation markets.  With facilities throughout the United States, Elbit Systems of America is dedicated to supporting those who contribute daily to the safety and security of the United States.  Elbit Systems of America, LLC is wholly owned by Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE: ESLT), a global high technology company engaged in a wide range of programs for innovative defense and commercial applications. For additional information, visit: http://www.elbitsystems-us.com or follow us on Twitter.

About Elbit Systems  

Elbit Systems Ltd. is an international high technology company engaged in a wide range of defense, homeland security and commercial programs throughout the world. The Company, which includes Elbit Systems and its subsidiaries, operates in the areas of aerospace, land and naval systems, command, control, communications, computers, intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance ("C4ISR"), unmanned aircraft systems, advanced electro-optics, electro-optic space systems, EW suites, signal intelligence systems, data links and communications systems, radios and cyber-based systems. The Company also focuses on the upgrading of existing platforms, developing new technologies for defense, homeland security and commercial applications and providing a range of support services, including training and simulation systems.

For additional information, visit: http://www.elbitsystems.com or follow us on Twitter.


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