Opgal Signs New EVS Deal with Elbit Systems of America
KARMIEL, Israel, July 3, 2013
KARMIEL, Israel, July 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Opgal, a leader in thermal imaging technology, announced today that it signed
a new contract with Elbit Systems of America, LLC, for the design and
manufacturing of hundreds of advanced EVS (Enhanced Vision System) units. The
newly designed systems will include Opgal's advanced thermal imaging and
optics technology integrated into the Elbit Systems of America's next
The Opgal relationship with "Commercial Aviation - Kollsman", a division of
Elbit Systems of America's commercial aviation solutions business, spans over
15 years and several EVS generations. Opgal's sensing and imaging technology
provides pilots a clear picture of the runway during approach, landing and
taxiing, even in complete darkness, fog, snow or rain. The system provides
above 2 RVR (twice the Runway Visibility Range) even under the harshest
weather conditions, providing an "approach ban" relief. Opgal's technology is
at the core of Elbit Systems of America's previously announced delivery of its
1000^th EVS. The Elbit Systems of America's EVS is certified by both the FAA
(Federal Aviation Administration) and EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency).
In flight tests using Elbit System of America's EFVS system and performed by
NASA during the fall of 2011, pilots reported adequate performance during
approach and landing. In their report dated January 2012, NASA concluded that
the EFVS was significantly preferred and safer for low-visibility approach and
landing compared to a conventional PFD.
"We are proud to continue partnering with Elbit Systems of America in
delivering the market's most advanced and highly used EVS," said Amit
Mattatia, President & CEO of Opgal. "This clearly demonstrates our
capabilities in developing and bringing to market innovative, sophisticated,
high quality solutions, and it further establishes Opgal as a thermal imaging
Opgal is a leading manufacturer of advanced vision and surveillance solutions.
Using state-of-the-art thermal and active-imaging technologies, Opgal
leverages advanced electro-optics and image processing expertise to create
high-performance, versatile visualization hardware and software products for a
variety of markets. Founded in 1983, Opgal is a major supplier to leading
contractors and hundreds of customers in over 50 countries.
Opgal Marketing Communications Manager
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