Elbit America Subsidiary Awarded $19.4 Million by U.S. Army for Hostile Fire Detection Systems

Logos Technologies will supply, maintain, and operate Serenity HFD systems in theater

Elbit America Subsidiary Awarded $19.4 Million by U.S. Army for Hostile Fire Detection Systems

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Logos Technologies LLC, a subsidiary of Elbit Systems of America, announced that the U.S. Army awarded the company a $19.4 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to supply, maintain, and operate Serenity hostile fire detection (HFD) systems in theater.

The five-year contract is the newest installment in a long-standing effort by United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) to employ dual-sensor Serenity HFD systems to safeguard U.S. expeditionary forces against radicalized actors.

"By combining electro-optical and acoustic sensors, Serenitycan pinpoint the origin of heavy weapons fire and explosions up to 10 kilometers away in any direction," said Doug Rombough, VP of Business Development for Logos Technologies, "and it does so with fewer false positives than standard, single-sensor HFD systems."

The Serenity system weighs only 50-75 pounds, depending on the configuration, and can be mounted on towers and aerostats (and as well as some aircraft). On an aerostat, Serenity can be coupled with a wide-area motion imagery (WAMI) system, providing operators with additional near real-time and archived imagery.In addition to the U.S. Army, other armed services have expressed interest in Serenity. Company officials also note that the Army Research Laboratory has been experimenting with reducing the size and weight of Serenity and putting it on a gyrocopter as a surrogate for an unmanned aircraft system.

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