Elbit Systems of Australia has successfully completed the delivery of the XACTth65 thermal weapon sights to the Australian Defence Force (ADF).
Delivery has been carried out under the Land 125 Phase IIIC contract. The maintenance phase of the Land 125 project is due to continue until mid-2020.
The 450gm XACTth65 is a compact, lightweight thermal weapon sight that has the capability to offer high performance during the day and at night.
Elbit Systems of Australia Land 125 project manager Cathie Webb said: “Personnel who have been issued with the thermal sight have been giving us extremely positive feedback about the sight’s effectiveness and ease of use.”
Since September 2016, the company has provided approximately 4,800 units of the XACTth65 thermal sights to the Australian Army.
Elbit Systems of Australia managing director Dan Webster said: “The success of the contract was another important aspect of the company’s strategic partnership with the army and the ADF more broadly.
“Technology is moving very quickly right across our very diverse offering, and weapon sights are no exception. The XACTth65 thermal sight is just the beginning of the role technology will play in sighting systems, with the integration of sight data into the battle management system likely to be the next step.”
In April 2016, the $30m two-year delivery contract for the XACTth65 thermal weapon sights was awarded to the company by the Department of Defence of the Commonwealth of Australia.