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Elbit buys sensor firm Logos Technologies

Logos Technologies' BlackKite wide-area motion imagery system, shown here mounted on the wing of a Cessna aircraft, can monitor a city-sized area. (Logos Technologies)

Elbit Systems of America, the US subsidiary of Israel's Elbit Systems, has enhanced its surveillance capabilities by acquiring Logos Technologies, which makes wide-area motion imagery (WAMI) sensors for manned and unmanned aircraft, the buyer announced on 2 November.

Logos offers several products, including BlackKite, which is designed to monitor a city-sized area, enabling military forces to track a high-value target's movements and develop a detailed “pattern-of-life” report.

Logos president John Marion, who will continue to lead the Fairfax, Virginia-based business, said that joining Elbit “gives us access to new resources, connections, and contracts, giving our solutions greater reach”.

Logos, which employs about 60 people, will become a wholly owned subsidiary of De Leon Springs, Florida-based naval electronic systems producer Sparton, which Elbit Systems of America acquired for USD380 million in April 2021. Financial terms of the Logos transaction were not disclosed.

The Logos acquisition will boost Elbit Systems of America's workforce to about 3,500 people.

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