Elbit Systems Ltd. announced that its U.S. subsidiary, Kollsman, Inc., an Elbit Systems of America, LLC, company was awarded a $26.5 million delivery order under a previous Indefinite-Delivery/Indefinite-Quantity (ID/IQ) contract for Thermal Laser Spot Imagers (TLSI) with accessories and logistic support from the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) Systems Command, based in Quantico, Virginia.
The TLSI to be provided, developed jointly with its sister company Elbit Systems Electro-Optics Elop, is an enhanced version of the company’s AN/PAS-22 Long Range Thermal Imager (LRTI), augmented by incorporation of a Laser Spot Tracker (LST). The LRTI is a portable, binocular, hand-held, battery-operated thermal imager, used for long-range observation, and is currently in service with the USMC.
TLSI will be used to identify a laser spot that has been placed on a target as a guidance aid which allows the laser spot to be seen in day or night and in adverse weather. The TLSI works in conjuction with the company’s Portable Laser Designator Ranger (PLDR) which is also being
supplied to the USMC.