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Logos Technologies Awarded $19.4 Million US Army Contract for Hostile Fire Detection Systems

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Logos Technologies Awarded $19.4 Million US Army Contract for Hostile Fire Detection Systems

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Logos Technologies Awarded $19.4 Million US Army Contract for Hostile Fire Detection Systems
Logos Technologies Awarded $19.4 Million US Army Contract for Hostile Fire Detection Systems

Logos Technologies LLC, a subsidiary of Elbit Systems of America, announced today that the U.S. Army awarded the company a $19,379,640 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. 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.

“By combining electro-optical and acoustic sensors, Serenity can pinpoint the origin of heavy weapons fire and explosions up to 10 kilometers away in any direction. and it does so with fewer false positives than standard, single-sensor HFD systems. This way, Serenity can cue the WAMI system to a particular area of interest—say, the location of an enemy mortar team—and then the WAMI system can track their movement across the battlefield, as well as ‘go back in time’ and discover their initial staging area. Given the ongoing success of Serenity in the field with U.S. forces, there’s interest in having a rapidly deployable version that can be used by international forces,” said Doug Rombough, VP of Business Development for Logos Technologies.

Serenity is an advanced hostile fire detection (HFD) system that combines electro-optical (EO) and acoustic sensors to pinpoint the origin of heavy weapons and explosive detonations up to 10 kilometers away in any direction. This enables a response force to quickly identify,
rapidly react, and potentially deter enemy attacks.
Serenity is an advanced hostile fire detection (HFD) system that combines electro-optical (EO) and acoustic sensors to pinpoint the origin of heavy weapons and explosive detonations up to 10 kilometers away in any direction. This enables a response force to quickly identify,
rapidly react, and potentially deter enemy attacks.(Photo by Logos Technologies LLC)

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.

A subsidiary of Elbit Systems of America, Logos Technologies LLC specializes in advanced sensors, wide-area motion imagery, advanced analytics and the processing of large, multisource datasets. Logos serves government customers, including the Department of Defense, Intelligence Community and Department of Homeland Security, as well as a range of customers in commercial and international markets. Elbit Systems of America is a leading provider of high performance products and system solutions focusing on the defense, homeland security, commercial aviation and medical instrumentation markets. With facilities throughout the United States, Elbit Systems of America is dedicated to supporting those who contribute daily to the safety and security of the United States. Elbit Systems of America, LLC is wholly owned by Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESLT), a global electronics company engaged in a wide range of programs for innovative defense and commercial applications.

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