Elbit Systems subsidiary supplies shot tracking sensors in Africa

A subsidiary of Elbit Systems of America will supply the US military with firing sensors that can be mounted on watch towers, surveillance balloons, unmanned vehicles and more.

Logos Technologies announced a $19.4 million deal for its Serenity hostile fire detectors late last month. The five-year agreement also takes into account maintenance and operating costs throughout the US Africa Command.

Serenity combines electro-optical and acoustic sensors to locate the origin of gunfire and weapons explosions up to 6 miles away. It can be combined with wide-area moving images, or WAMI, a device for documenting parts of land over extended periods of time.

“Serenity can guide the WAMI system to a specific 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 original staging area,” said Doug Rombough, vice president of business development at Logos, in a statement.

Serenity systems are already in use by US troops, Rombough added, and a rapidly deployable version for international forces is under consideration. The Army Research Laboratory is also looking at a smaller version of Serenity that can be mounted on a gyroscope, according to the company.

Counter-terrorism missions across the African continent involve many countries and their forces. The area is plagued by violent organizations linked to al-Qaeda and the Islamic State group. Additionally, coups in Mali in 2020, Burkina Faso in 2022, and Niger in 2023 have complicated US Defense Department operations and aid programs there.

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Elbit Systems of America is itself part of the Israeli company Elbit Systems, the The 21st largest defense contractor in the world when classified by defense-related revenue. Elbit Systems earned nearly $5 billion in defense revenue in 2022 and about $4.8 billion in 2021, according to Defense News Top 100 analysis.

Colin Demarest is a reporter at C4ISRNET, where he covers military networks, cyber and IT. Colin previously covered the Department of Energy and the National Nuclear Security Administration – specifically Cold War liquidation and nuclear weapons development – ​​for a daily newspaper in South Carolina. Colin is also an award winning photographer.

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