REHOVOT, Israel, 24 June 2008.Elbit Systems Electro-optics Elop Ltd. in Rehovot, Israel, is acquiring Bar-Kal Systems Engineering Ltd. in Netanya, Israel. Bar-Ka specializes in hyperspectral remote sensing for defense and government-related applications, and does much work for the Israeli government.
Hyperspectral imagery is valuable for military and civil intelligence gathering. Military applications can benefit from a better understanding of specific materials and actions in target areas. Civil hyperspectral commercial remote sensing of environment, meanwhile, can help reveal diseases in plants, water quality, and new Earth mapping approaches.
"The acquisition of Bar-Kal is an important enhancement of technological and system capabilities of Elbit Systems to provide integrated ISR [intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance] solutions," says Elop General Manager Haim Rousso. For more information contact Elop online at www.el-op.co.il.