HAIFA, Israel, January 26, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESLT) (TASE: ESLT) (“Elbit Systems”) today announced that it has been awarded a contract valued at approximately $16 million to provide a space telescope to the Weizmann Institute of Science under Israel’s Transient Ultraviolet Astronomy (“ULTRASAT”) satellite program for observing and researching deep space. The ULTRASAT program is jointly managed and financed by the Weizmann Institute of Science and the Israeli Space Agency and is carried out in association with the German research center DESY. The contract will be executed over a period of two years.
Elbit Systems will develop, manufacture and integrate a highly sensitive, wide-field-of-view (200 square degrees) ultraviolet space telescope to help scientists understand the creation of heavy elements, black holes and gravitational waves and to discover astronomical phenomena such as supernovae (star explosions). Elbit Systems is used to supplying space cameras, satellites and other electronic instruments of its own production to space programs in Israel, United States, Europe, South Korea and Brazil.
Oren Sabag, Managing Director of Elbit Systems ISTAR & EW, commented, “We are proud to be part of this scientific endeavor by lending our capabilities and experience to the effort to better understand nature. We welcome the opportunity to cooperate with the Israeli Space Agency and with the scientific community led by the Weizmann Institute. of Science and the German research center DESY.
About Elbit Systems
Elbit Systems Ltd. is an international high-tech company engaged in a wide range of defense, homeland security and commercial programs around the world. The Company, which includes Elbit Systems and its subsidiaries, operates in the areas of aerospace, land and naval systems, command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (“C4ISR”) , unmanned aircraft systems, advanced electro-optics, electro-optic space systems, EW suites, signal intelligence systems, data link and communication systems, radios, cyberspace-based systems and munitions. The Company is also focused on upgrading existing platforms, developing new technologies for defense, homeland security and commercial applications and providing a range of support services, including training systems and simulation.
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