On 13 May, Elbit Systems of Australia announced the conclusion of the successful delivery phase of the Land 125 Phase 3C contract supplying XACTth65 thermal weapon sights to the Australian Defence Force (ADF). The maintenance phase of Land 125 continues until mid-2020.
Dan Webster, Managing Director of Elbit Systems of Australia and Malcolm McKeith, Director of Armaments Systems Program Office at The Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG), signed the final delivery document on 22 March.
XACTth65's featured include compact size, light weight (450g) and high performance. Since delivery commenced in September 2016, nearly 4,800 XACTth65 sights have been supplied to the Australian Army with early indications suggesting good reliability of the systems delivered.
Noting the positive feedback from the end users of the weapon sight, Elbit Systems of Australia’s Land 125 Project Manager, Cathie Webb commented: “
“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 th65 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,” Mr. Webster concluded.