Infrared technology added to Elbit Systems' Multi-Sensor PayloadNews
March 12, 2021
FORT WORTH, Texas. Elbit Systems announced that it has unveiled the next generation of its Advanced Multi-Sensor Payload System (AMPS NG), adding Shortwave Infrared (SWIR) technology to the existing day Charge-Coupled Device (CCD) TV sensors, and a unique highly capable dual FLIR sensor design.
Equipping the two line-replacement unit (LRU) AMPS pod, the AMPS NG is designed to offer extended capabilities in all conditions, extending observation performance in limited visibility conditions, using its SWIR channel to effectively overcome high humidity, smoke, or dust.
In recent flight tests that were conducted in Israel, Elbit Systems claims that the new system was able to produce high resolution imagery of a football game in MWIR channel from a distance of 25km and aerial target tracking of the Hermes 900 in SWIR channel from a significant distance.
According to the company, AMPS NG is fully qualified to extreme operational conditions and is in final integration stages and flight tests onboard an Unmanned Aircraft for a European Air Force.