REHOVOT, Israel, 12 Feb. 2008. Elbit Systems Electro-Optics Elop Ltd. in Rehovot, Israel, is introducing LILY, a family of lightweight thermal imaging weapons sights (TWS) for infantry soldiers, as well as the POPEYE low-cost lightweight head/helmet mounted thermal imaging monocular. The systems operate in total darkness and in difficult environmental conditions.
The LILY TWS helps infantry soldiers with target acquisition and increase their first-hit capability by helping the soldier discriminate between false and valid targets in dust, smoke, total darkness (such as in caves and/or underground facilities), camouflage, and clutter, Elop officials say. The weapon-mounted TWS also helps soldiers gather intelligence information.
LILY devices weigh about 2.2 pounds and operate for more than eight hours on one battery charge. The TWS family has three main products: LILY-S for short-range use for guns and sub-machine guns, LILY-M for medium-range use for machine guns, and the LILY-L cooled thermal imager for snipers.
POPEYE is a low-cost, lightweight head/helmet mounted uncooled thermal imaging monocular for short-range ground based applications. For more information contact Elop online at www.el-op.com.