Elbit Systems Launches IMACS

Elbit Systems has launched an Integrated Maritime Awareness Concept and Solution (IMACS) suit, developed to answer the unique defense requirements of maritime infrastructure facilities, such as oil and gas rigs. Strategically important, these facilities call for a unique protection concept due to the potential threats posed by pirate and terror attacks.

A modular solution, IMACS enables customization of various available technologies and capabilities according to specific customer requirements. In order to tailor the comprehensive defense suit for each customer, Elbit Systems has established a unique laboratory, where the use of advanced simulation technologies projects a precise virtual presentation of the potential threat scenarios. Based on the relevant customer's operational scenarios, a unique and dedicated "protective circle" strategy is tailored, implemented by an integrated and effective maritime security suit.

The suit includes Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), Unmanned Surface Vessels (USVs), advanced Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) systems for maritime, aerial and ground missions, maritime patrol aircraft and other advanced systems, all linked via a networked maritime C4I capability to a centralized integrated maritime command station.

Elad Aharonson, General Manager – Elbit Systems UAS Division commented: "Terror attacks and pirates are a globally growing threat to maritime facilities. As the developers and manufacturers in-house of almost all the relevant systems, and based on our extensive operational experience in the Command & Control field, we believe we have a unique and effective solution to answer even the most complicated challenges".

Source: Elbit Systems Ltd.
Date: Apr 4, 2012