Elbit’s XACT Weapon Sights Enter Operational Service with the IDF

The company will provide thousands of its XACT th65 and XACT th64 uncooled thermal imaging weapon sights to IDF infantry and Special Forces units

Elbit Systems’ XACT th64 weapon sight (Photo courtesy of the company)

Two configurations of Elbit Systems’ XACT weapon sights have entered operational use with the Israeli military. The company was recently selected to provide thousands of its XACT th65 and XACT th64 uncooled thermal imaging weapon sights to marksmen of IDF infantry and Special Forces units. Last year, Elbit Systems announced it concluded the delivery of 4,800 XACT th65 weapon sights to the Australian Army.

In a clip-on or stand-alone configuration, the compact XACT weapon sights enable effective operation in day and night. Featuring a high resolution colored OLED display, image processing capabilities, and a Region of Interest algorithm, XACT weapon sights enable effective target engagement even under degraded visibility conditions. Embedding a unique calibration algorithm, XACT weapon sights eliminate the need for Non-Uniformity Calibration (NUC) or shutter-based calibration, thereby enabling continuous and consistent operation. The XACT th64 provides vehicle target recognition from a 1,100-meter range and human target recognition from a 600-meter range, while the XACT th65 enables vehicle target recognition from 1,250 meters and human target recognition from 750 meters. Both weapon sights are housed in a sealed, fully submersible metal housing.

Elad Aharonson, General Manager of Elbit Systems ISTAR Division, commented: “Since its 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.”

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