FORT WORTH, TEXAS – SEPT. 12, 2022 – Elbit Systems of America was awarded an approximately $10 million contract by SOSSEC, Inc., under the Sensors, Communication, and Electronics Consortium (SCEC) Other Transaction Authority (OTA), to begin phase II on the development of an Advanced Low Light Level Sensor (ALLLS) that is intended to be used to support the United States Army Soldier. The award funds the development of multiple prototype cameras for laboratory and field testing and experimentation by Elbit Systems of America’s Night Vision team. The period of performance is through May 2025 and work will be conducted in Roanoke, Virginia.
Elbit Systems of America is leveraging its next-generation advanced sensor technology to provide higher performance, reduced size, and improved manufacturability to the ALLLS project. The next sensor is designed to outperform third generation image intensification tubes that are currently used in military night vision devices.
The ALLLS is a critical component to the U.S. Army’s next-generation situational awareness systems requiring high-resolution digital sensors for unmatched night vision and enabling Soldiers to share a common operating picture. The ALLLS will equip a significantly enhanced head-up display intended to dramatically improve how a Soldier senses the surrounding environment and makes critical decisions on the battlefield.
“This SCEC award allows our team to continue our important work on the Advanced Low Light Level Sensor project and to push ourselves and night vision technology to the next level,” said Erik Fox, Elbit Systems of America – Night Vision Vice President and General Manager. “This award validates the trust our customers have in Elbit Systems of America helping to solve complex problems and deliver advanced capabilities to our Soldiers.”
“Innovation is what we do,” said Elbit Systems of America President and CEO Raanan Horowitz. “Our workforce understands that breakthrough innovations require bold ideas and execution. We are committed, company-wide, to developing new capabilities for our customers. We’re excited to focus on the ALLLS project and accomplish the U.S. Army’s objectives, while learning new methodologies along the way.”
SOSSEC, Inc. manages the SCE Consortium (SCEC) and the System of Systems Consortium (SOSSEC) through the OTA project life cycle of the U.S. Department of Defense.
Learn more about Elbit Systems of America – Night Vision at https://www.elbitamerica.com/night-vision.