Two Configurations of Elbit Systems’ Family Selected
Two configurations of Elbit Systems’ XACT family of weapon sights have entered operational use with the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF), the company announced on 5 December. The company was recently selected to provide thousands of its XACT th65 and XACT th64 uncooled thermal imaging weapon sights to marksmen of both Infantry and Special Operation Forces of the IDF. Last year, Elbit Systems announced it concluded delivery of 4,800 XACT th65 sights to the Australian Army.
In a clip-on or stand-alone configuration, the compact XACT sights enable effective operation by day and night. Featuring a high-resolution colored OLED display, image processing capabilities and a ‘region of interest’ algorithm, XACT sights enable effective target engagement even under degraded visibility conditions. Embedding a unique calibration algorithm, the sights eliminate the need for non-uniformity or shutter-based calibration, thereby enabling continuous and consistent operation. The XACT th64 provides vehicle target recognition from a 1,100m range and human target recognition from 600m, while relevant figures for the XACT th65 are 1,250 and 750m respectively. Both weapon sights are housed in sealed fully submersible metal housing.
“Since […] product launch a few years ago, XACT systems have been selected by numerous customers. The XACT family of systems is a good example of our continuous efforts to deliver technologies that increase both mission effectiveness and safety,” commented General Manager of Elbit System’s ISTAR Division, Elad Aharonson.