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Elbit Systems U.S. Subsidiary to Provide DynCorp International With LCCS for the U.S. Army's C-26 and UC-35 Aircraft Fleet

Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESLT) (TASE: ESLT) ("Elbit Systems") announced today that its subsidiary, Elbit Systems of America LLC ("ESA"), through its wholly-owned subsidiary M7 Aerospace LP ("M7 Aerospace"), was awarded a contract from DynCorp International Inc. to provide Life Cycle Contractor Support (LCCS) for the U.S. Army's C-26 and UC-35 aircraft fleet. The award is for a one-year base period of up to $25 million and additional five single year option periods. If all options are exercised, the total contract value will be up to $176 million. Services will be managed in San Antonio, Texas.

This contract reinforces ESA's U.S. market position as a leading provider of life-cycle support for aircraft and ground platforms. ESA offers a full range of reliable sustainment and support solutions. These include contractor logistics support (CLS) and engineering, maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services. ESA has a 25-year history of providing support to U.S. military customers while M7 Aerospace consistently earns exceptionally high mission capable ratings on its CLS programs.

"ESA is a trusted, proven supplier of sustainment and support solutions for many U.S aircraft and land vehicles," said Raanan Horowitz, President and CEO of Elbit Systems of America. "We bring a commitment to listen and work closely with our customers and then deliver exceptional turn-key logistics solutions to support their missions."

About Elbit Systems  

Elbit Systems Ltd. is an international high technology company engaged in a wide range of defense, homeland security and commercial programs throughout the world. The Company, which includes Elbit Systems and its subsidiaries, operates in the areas of aerospace, land and naval systems, command, control, communications, computers, intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance ("C4ISR"), unmanned aircraft systems, advanced electro-optics, electro-optic space systems, EW suites, signal intelligence systems, data links and communications systems, radios and cyber-based systems. The Company also focuses on the upgrading of existing platforms, developing new technologies for defense, homeland security and commercial applications and providing a range of support services, including training and simulation systems.

For additional information, visit: http://www.elbitsystems.com follow us on Twitter or visit our official Youtube Channel.

This press release contains forward-looking statements (within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended) regarding Elbit Systems Ltd. and/or its subsidiaries (collectively the Company), to the extent such statements do not relate to historical or current fact.  Forward-looking statements are based on management's expectations, estimates, projections and assumptions.  Forward-looking statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended.  These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve certain risks and uncertainties, which are difficult to predict.  Therefore, actual future results, performance and trends may differ materially from these forward-looking statements due to a variety of factors, including, without limitation: scope and length of customer contracts; governmental regulations and approvals; changes in governmental budgeting priorities; general market, political and economic conditions in the countries in which the Company operates or sells, including Israel and the United States among others; differences in anticipated and actual program performance, including the ability to perform under long-term fixed-price contracts; and the outcome of legal and/or regulatory proceedings.  The factors listed above are not all-inclusive, and further information is contained in Elbit Systems Ltd.'s latest annual report on Form 20-F, which is on file with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this release. The Company does not undertake to update its forward-looking statements.

Elbit Systems Ltd., its logo, brand, product, service and process names appearing in this Press Release are the trademarks or service marks of Elbit Systems Ltd. or its affiliated companies.  All other brand, product, service and process names appearing are the trademarks of their respective holders. Reference to or use of a product, service or process other than those of Elbit Systems Ltd. does not imply recommendation, approval, affiliation or sponsorship of that product, service or process by Elbit Systems Ltd. Nothing contained herein shall be construed as conferring by implication, estoppel or otherwise any license or right under any patent, copyright, trademark or other intellectual property right of Elbit Systems Ltd. or any third party, except as expressly granted herein.

 

Airborne Surveillance Market Worth 5.81 Billion USD by 2023

According to the market research report on "Airborne Surveillance Market by Type (LiDAR, Radar, Imaging System), Product Type (Manned, Unmanned), Application (Military, Defense & Security, Commercial (Surveying & Mapping, Inspection, & Monitoring)), and Geography - Global Forecast to 2023", published by MarketsandMarkets™, the market is expected to be worth USD 4.42 Billion in 2017 and is expected to reach USD 5.81 Billion by 2023, at a CAGR of 4.7% during the forecast period. The availability of drones at lower cost and improved laws have been a major driving force for airborne surveillance applications. The growing demand for UAVs in commercial applications, rapid technological advancements, and the adoption of Internet of Things (IoT) in various applications of drones are some of the major driving factors for the airborne surveillance market.

    

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"LiDAR is expected to grow at the highest CAGR in the airborne surveillance market during the forecast period" 

Major driving factors include the growing use of LiDAR systems in various applications such as surveying, mapping, and engineering, wide area mapping, urban planning, corridor mapping, bathymetric surveys, agriculture and forestry, inspection and monitoring of infrastructure including pipelines, utilities, telecom towers, roads, bridges, and others. Also, LiDAR is used for exploration and production activities in oil & gas and mining industries. Technological advancements in LiDAR have broaden the scope of LiDAR in various applications. LiDAR data can be collected quickly with high accuracy, compared to other surveying methods.

"Commercial application is expected to grow at the highest CAGR in the airborne surveillance market during the forecast period" 

Commercial applications such as surveying and mapping; agriculture; and inspection and monitoring of assets, such as oil & gas pipelines, telecom towers, bridges, rail lines, and others, are expected to create opportunities for the airborne surveillance market. The relaxation in laws for the use of drones in various applications has led to a wide adoption of drones in various commercial applications. Also, various factors such as financing, funding, and lower cost of drones have propelled the airborne surveillance market.

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"Airborne surveillance market in North America is expected to hold the highest share during the forecast period" 

North America is expected to hold the largest share of the airborne surveillance market during the forecast period. North America was the leading region for the airborne surveillance market in 2016. The US, among other regions in North America, has a huge defense budget as compared to countries in Europe or APAC, thus leading to increasing demand for airborne surveillance systems in North America. The US is expected to be a major contributor to the airborne surveillance market in North America.

The market is dominated by manufacturers such as Boeing (US), Lockheed Martin (US), and Raytheon (US). The presence of major players in the US is expected to drive the airborne surveillance market. Also, the relaxation in regulations related to drones and UAVs help drive the airborne surveillance market in North America. For instance, FAA took some major steps regarding the use of commercial drones in 2016, and the trend is likely to continue in 2017. The introduction of new rules and regulations eased the regulatory burden pertaining to the use of commercial drones in 2016.

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Major players in this market include Airbus (France), Boeing (US), Saab (Sweden), BAE Systems (UK), Raytheon (US), Lockheed Martin (US), Leonardo (Italy), FLIR Systems (US), Northrop Grumman (US), L-3 Wescam (Canada), Leica Geosystems (Switzerland), Teledyne Technologies (US), Safran (France), Thales (France), and Israel Aerospace Industries (Israel).

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Elbit Systems Awarded Follow-on $46 Million Contract to Provide DIRCM Systems to NATO

HAIFA, Israel, December 19, Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESLT) (TASE: ESLT) ("Elbit Systems" or the "Company") announced today that it was awarded a follow-on $46 million contract to supply additional J-Music™ DIRCM (Direct Infrared Countermeasures) self-protection systems to NATO, for its Airbus A330 Multinational Multi-Role Tanker Transport Fleet ("MMF") Program. The contract will be performed over a four-year period.

Similar to several previous awards from global air forces and other customers, Elbit Systems will equip NATO's Airbus A330 tankers with the J-Music DIRCM systems along with the Company's Infra-Red-based Passive Airborne Warning Systems (PAWS IR).

Colonel Jan der Kinderen, Chairman of the MMF Steering Group, highlighted: "The MMF users are very pleased that the Multi Role Tanker Transport aircraft (MRTTs) are going to be equipped with Elbit Systems' J-Music DIRCM system. This will greatly add to the safety and operational flexibility of the total fleet. It is also great to see how Airbus and Elbit Systems work closely together to integrate the systems." 

Peter DOHMEN, General Manager, NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA), said: "NSPA is pleased to award this contract to Elbit Systems and provide important capability for NATO"s A330 tanker fleet, which will allow the aircraft, crew and passengers to operate more safely in hostile environments."

Elad Aharonson, General Manager of Elbit Systems ISTAR Division, commented: "This follow-on contract that extends the supply of J-Music DIRCM and PAWS IR missile warning systems to NATO's MMF program, attests to Elbit Systems' technological and operational competitive advantage in addressing the intensifying threat of shoulder-launched surface-to-air missiles."

About Elbit Systems  
Elbit Systems Ltd. is an international high technology company engaged in a wide range of defense, homeland security and commercial programs throughout the world. The Company, which includes Elbit Systems and its subsidiaries, operates in the areas of aerospace, land and naval systems, command, control, communications, computers, intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance ("C4ISR"), unmanned aircraft systems, advanced electro-optics, electro-optic space systems, EW suites, signal intelligence systems, data links and communications systems, radios and cyber-based systems. The Company also focuses on the upgrading of existing platforms, developing new technologies for defense, homeland security and commercial applications and providing a range of support services, including training and simulation systems.

For additional information, visit: http://www.elbitsystems.com , follow us on Twitter or visit our official Youtube Channel.

This press release contains forward-looking statements (within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended) regarding Elbit Systems Ltd. and/or its subsidiaries (collectively the Company), to the extent such statements do not relate to historical or current fact.  Forward-looking statements are based on management's expectations, estimates, projections and assumptions.  Forward-looking statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended.  These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve certain risks and uncertainties, which are difficult to predict.  Therefore, actual future results, performance and trends may differ materially from these forward-looking statements due to a variety of factors, including, without limitation: scope and length of customer contracts; governmental regulations and approvals; changes in governmental budgeting priorities; general market, political and economic conditions in the countries in which the Company operates or sells, including Israel and the United States among others; differences in anticipated and actual program performance, including the ability to perform under long-term fixed-price contracts; and the outcome of legal and/or regulatory proceedings.  The factors listed above are not all-inclusive, and further information is contained in Elbit Systems Ltd.'s latest annual report on Form 20-F, which is on file with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this release. The Company does not undertake to update its forward-looking statements.

Elbit Systems Ltd., its logo, brand, product, service and process names appearing in this Press Release are the trademarks or service marks of Elbit Systems Ltd. or its affiliated companies.  All other brand, product, service and process names appearing are the trademarks of their respective holders.  Reference to or use of a product, service or process other than those of Elbit Systems Ltd. does not imply recommendation, approval, affiliation or sponsorship of that product, service or process by Elbit Systems Ltd. Nothing contained herein shall be construed as conferring by implication, estoppel or otherwise any license or right under any patent, copyright, trademark or other intellectual property right of Elbit Systems Ltd. or any third party, except as expressly granted herein.

New NIST Spectrometer Measures Single Photons with Great Precision

Future communications networks that are less vulnerable to hacking could be closer to reality with an invention that measures the properties of single-photon sources with high accuracy.

Built by scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the device could help bring about “quantum communications” networks, which would use individual particles of light to send bits of information. Because each bit of information can be embedded in the quantum properties of a single photon, the laws of quantum mechanics make it difficult, if not impossible, for an enemy to intercept the message undetected.

Both the telecommunications and computer industries would like such networks to keep information secure. The NIST method may help overcome one of the technical barriers standing in their way by measuring photons’ spectral properties—essentially their color—10,000 times better than conventional spectrometers.

Individual photons have a limitation: They cannot travel through fiber-optic cables for more than about 100 kilometers (about 60 miles) without likely being absorbed. A quantum network able to handle worldwide communications would need periodic way stations that could catch photons and retransmit their information without loss. The NIST team’s invention could help such a “quantum repeater” interact effectively with photons.

Key to the operation of the quantum repeater would be a memory component that uses an ensemble of atoms to store the photon’s information briefly and retransmit it at the right moment. Its operation would involve an atom’s energy structure: As an atom catches the photon, the atom’s energy level rises to a higher state. At the desired moment, the atom returns to its original state and emits the energy as another photon.

Not just any photon can readily interact with this atom, though. It needs to be exactly the right color, or wavelength, needed to make the atom’s outer electron jump to a higher state. To make usable repeaters, engineers need to measure photons’ wavelengths far more precisely than conventional spectrometers can.

The NIST team goes past convention with a technique called electromagnetically induced transparency (EIT), which starts out by using atoms’ ability to block light of a specific wavelength.

Astronomers can tell what gases form the atmosphere of a far-off world because light passing through it makes the gas molecules vibrate at frequencies that block out light of particular colors, creating telltale dark lines in the light’s spectrum. EIT essentially creates a single dark line by beaming a laser at atoms whose vibrations block much of its light. A second laser, tuned to nearly the same wavelength as the first, is directed at the same atom and the interference between these two nearly identical beams alters the darkness. Instead of a simple dark line, it creates a line with a narrow transparent hole through which photons only of an extremely specific wavelength can pass.

By making fine adjustments to the second laser’s wavelength, the team found it could move the hole back and forth across the dark line’s width, giving them a way to make highly precise measurements of a passing photon’s wavelength.

To give a sense of how precise their spectrometer is, the team gave the example of a common laser pointer that shines in a single narrow color range, creating a pure-colored point on a screen. The typical spectrum width of a laser pointer is right around 1 terahertz (THz). The NIST invention can measure the color of a single-photon-level signal that has a spectrum 10 million times narrower than the laser pointer, resulting in a performance 10,000 times better than typical conventional spectrometers.

“Additionally, we can extend our EIT spectrometer’s performance to any other wavelength range using other processes developed by our group without sacrificing its spectral resolution, high wavelength accuracy and high detection sensitivity,” said Lijun Ma, an optical engineer on the NIST team. “We think this will give the industry the tool it needs to build effective quantum repeaters.”

National Academy’s 270th Class Graduates Receive Presidential Congratulations

The FBI’s National Academy—a prestigious 11-week educational program for law enforcement officers from around the world—graduated its 270th class today, and on hand to congratulate the graduates were Director Christopher Wray, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and President Donald Trump.

“I’d like to extend a special welcome to President Trump and Attorney General Sessions,” Wray said, addressing the 222 students in this session’s class, who represent 49 U.S. states, 20 countries, four federal agencies, and three branches of the U.S. military.

“For more than 80 years,” Wray said, “this program has served as a bridge between state and local law enforcement to international law enforcement. Today, you join the ranks of more than 50,000 graduates from more than 170 countries.”

Founded in 1935, the National Academy program offers mid-career law enforcement leaders an advanced training program at Quantico, Virginia, the same location where the FBI trains its agents. National Academy students take courses in subjects ranging from behavioral science to counterterrorism to intelligence theory and engage in intense physical training. Just as importantly, they network with their peers.

Forging friendships and partnerships, Wray said, “is what the National Academy does best. As the world becomes smaller and perils loom larger, we’ve learned that a threat to one of us can be a threat to all of us. We’ve learned that working together isn’t just the best option, it’s really the only option.”

In welcoming Trump, Wray noted that it has been 46 years since a U.S. commander in chief participated in a National Academy graduation. “Mr. President, there is no better place to talk about the importance of partnerships than here at the National Academy, surrounded by some of the finest law enforcement leaders from here at home and around the world.”

“It is an honor to join you today and to stand with the incredible men and women of law enforcement,” Trump said during his remarks. “I am here not only to congratulate you, but to honor you for your courage and devotion.”
“It is an honor to join you today and to stand with the incredible men and women of law enforcement.”

President Donald Trump
In addition to thanking the many family members in the audience, the president said, “Now, more than ever, we must support the men and women in blue.” Trump addressed a number of issues related to policing and national security and said the Department of Justice has announced more than $98 million in grant funding to help local police departments hire new officers. “If we want to bring down violent crime,” he said, “then we must stand up for our police.”

Wray noted that last February, the president addressed the Major County Sheriffs Association, calling for a national partnership and a new beginning between law enforcement and the citizens they serve. “By joining us today,” he said, the president is “renewing that call.”

Trump also recognized the National Academy’s class president and spokesman, Drug Enforcement Administration officer Craig Wiles, whose father graduated from the National Academy 40 years ago and was in the audience today for his son. Wiles reminded the graduates and their families that “evil lives around the world,” noting that during his session’s nearly 11 weeks at Quantico, 24 law enforcement officers lost their lives, several terror attacks occurred in the U.S., and 10,000 individuals died of drug overdoses.

But Wiles remained hopeful. Based on his experience at the National Academy, he said, “I have never been more enthusiastic and optimistic about the future of the law enforcement community.” He added, “There is no greater calling than this honorable profession.”

How Avigilon is Protecting Against Cyber Vulnerabilities

As the number of internet protocol (IP) connected devices in physical security systems increases, conversations about information security are a natural part of the sales process. Organizations such as the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) are actively proposing an Identify-Protect-Detect-Respond-Recover framework for cybersecurity.
The NIST framework advocates the identification of key business risks due to cyber threats; the protection of data, devices, and services from these threats; continuous monitoring to enable detection of cybersecurity events as they happen; and the development of a clear response and recovery process.

The Three Layers of Avigilon Cyber Protection
The protection of data, devices, and services can be successful only if the network-connected software and hardware implement an appropriate amount of defensive measures to ensure integrity, confidentiality, and availability.


1. INTEGRITY
The integrity of a system is compromised when the software is maliciously modified or taken over by an attacker who has learned an administrator-level password. Software defects that permit buffer overflow, database code injection, and cross-site scripting vulnerabilities can also cause a loss of integrity.
Goal: To ensure data and the function of the system are not maliciously or inadvertently manipulated.
Solutions:
    •    No backdoor administrative or maintenance access accounts
    •    Signed and encrypted firmware
    •    Disabling access to the operating system
    •    Fully encrypted control communication
    •    Transport Layer Security Secure Remote Password (TLS-SRP) for client-server connections
    •    Automatic firmware updates




2. CONFIDENTIALITY
A system's confidentiality is compromised when users circumvent a system's access controls to gain unauthorized access to the data it contains. Most often, a breach in confidentiality is the result of an attacker guessing or obtaining a legitimate user's password to access the system.
Goal: To keep information private and secure.
Solutions:
    •    Centralized user control through Active Directory integration and/or parent/child user sharing
    •    Password strength enforcement
    •    Ability to bulk-change camera passwords from Avigilon Control Center (ACC)™ video management software
    •    Lock-out on multiple invalid login attempts




3. AVAILABILITY
In addition to loss of confidentiality and integrity, the availability of a system and its data can be compromised by external attacks. These usually take the form of a denial of service (DoS) attack where an attacker bombards a system with requests. Although it is difficult to protect against all forms of these attacks, the effect is usually temporary.
Goal: To ensure system uptime and continuity of function.
Solutions:
    •    Progressive back-off on multiple invalid login attempts
    •    Separate, limited-access gateway for thin client (web and mobile) access to video
    •    802.1x device authentication

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Sikorsky Delivers Two S-70i™ Black Hawk Helicopters to the Los Angeles County Fire Department

COATESVILLE, Pa.-- Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) Company, delivered two S-70i™ Black Hawk helicopters to the County of Los Angeles at a ceremony in Coatesville, Pennsylvania. The S-70i Black Hawk helicopters will be customized to a Firehawk™ configuration to meet L.A. County Fire Department's specifications and further protect lives and property 24/7.

A Firehawk helicopter performs aerial firefighting and additionally, can plan missions and direct other firefighting aircraft, and provide emergency medical service transport, search and rescue, and logistic support. Once modified by a specialist outfitter in 2018 with a 1,000-gallon (3,785-liter) water tank, extended landing gear, single pilot cockpit layout and a medically-equipped interior, the new aircraft will increase to five the L.A. County Fire Department's fleet of Firehawk multi-role helicopters.

Compared to LA County's three existing S-70A model Firehawk aircraft, the S-70i variant includes wide chord rotor blades for increased payload and maneuverability, enhanced engine power, a stronger airframe, a digital cockpit with flight management system for enhanced situation awareness, and an Integrated Vehicle Health Management System to monitor the aircraft's operational health.  Among improved safety features, the S-70i aircraft includes a terrain and obstacle avoidance system that alerts aircrew to the proximity of potential hazards on the ground.

"We are very happy to take delivery of these two new Firehawk aircraft," said Thomas Ewald, deputy fire chief of L.A. County's Fire Department's Air and Wildland Division. "With the recent catastrophic wildland fires in L.A. and the Southern California region, the need for additional effective firefighting resources, such as the S-70i Firehawk, is readily apparent.  These two additional aircraft will enhance our existing fleet and strengthen both our day and night aerial firefighting capability, ultimately improving our ability to protect the lives and property of our citizens."

"The Firehawk helicopter is born from an S-70i Black Hawk because of its proven and robust military design, which enables it to endure the enormous physical stresses required to drop 1,000 gallons of water multiple times a day on the fire line," said Dan Schultz, president of Sikorsky. "The advanced Firehawk platform is a third generation Black Hawk with increased engine power, speed, maneuverability, higher altitude operations and improved mission availability. We stand behind L.A. County and will continue to support them during their critical missions, ensuring they continue to save untold lives and properties with our Sikorsky products."
Sikorsky supports the critical mission of the L.A. Country fire department with an all new airframe of the S-70i Black Hawk aircraft, which are available direct from Sikorsky in the U.S. Customers can order aircraft with mission sets and features customized to specific preferences. The L.A. County Fire Department was the first municipal organization to purchase the Firehawk in December 2000. 


About Lockheed Martin


Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 97,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.
Black Hawk is a registered trademark of Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company trademark.
For additional information about Firehawk, visit:
http://www.lockheedmartin.com/firehawk

Digital Watchdog® adds Long Range 6-50mm IP and Universal HD over Coax® Bullet Cameras

Cerritos, CA – Digital Watchdog (DWTM), the industry leader in digital recorders, surveillance cameras and related management software, announces the release of our new Long Range Bullet Cameras, MEGApix® 4MP (DWC-MB44Wi650) and STAR-LIGHTTM Universal HD over Coax® 2.1MP/1080p (DWC-B6263WTIR650).The new cameras and provide IP and analog HD surveillance users a powerful 6-50mm long range lens with Motorized Zoom Auto-Focus P-Iris Lens (IP) or Varifocal P-Iris Lens (Universal HD over Coax®), and up to x8.3 optical zoom. These cameras are ideal for any solution requiring true optical zoom and extremely clear details.


The MEGApix® IP camera delivers crystal-clear images at 4 Megapixel resolution at real-time 30fps. The DWC-MB44Wi650 model includes a 6-50mm Long Range Motorized Zoom Auto-Focus P-Iris Lens that allows for a simple and automatic remote focus adjustment, allowing the camera to remain in focus at all times. The camera features True WDR at 100dB, Smart DNRTM and Smart IRTM for quality video in challenging lighting environments. The IP66-rated weather resistant housing is easy to install and will Cold Start at -40o F/-40o C.

STAR-LIGHTTM 2.1MP Universal HD over Coax® cameras offer dynamic image enhancement features such as STAR-LIGHTTM Super Low Light Technology, True WDR at 100dB, Smart DNRTM and Smart IRTM. The DWC-B6263WTIR650 STAR-LIGHTTM 2.1MP Universal HD over Coax® Camera features a 6~50mm varifocal p-iris lens in an IP66 environmental rated bullet housing. STAR-LIGHTTM Universal HD over Coax® cameras are engineered to work with our VMAX A1TM Universal HD over Coax® DVRs, using your existing coaxial infrastructure for a cost-effective, high resolution surveillance solution.


“Over the years, Digital Watchdog® has developed a loyal following of integrators who rely on our long range cameras to fill a specific need without requiring an additional or third-party lens,” said Mark Espenschied, Director of Marketing, Digital Watchdog®. “We are excited to now make high resolution and phenomenal optical zoom available in cameras for both coax and IP infrastructure.”


Additional features include:
STAR-LIGHTTM Universal HD over Coax®
DWC-B6263WTIR650 Features:
    •    Universal HD over Coax® Technology with HD-Analog, HD-TVI, HD-CVI
          and all Analog to 960H Signal Support 

    •    STAR-LIGHTTM Super Low Light Technology 

    •    2.1MP/1080p 1/3" Image Sensor at Real- time 30fps 

    •    6~50mm Varifocal P-Iris Lens 

    •    True Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) 

    •    OSD Control Via Coaxial (UTC) 

    •    150' Smart IRTM with Intelligent Camera 
Sync. 

    •    Smart DNRTM 3D Digital Noise Reduction 

    •    True Day/Night Mechanical IR Cut Filter 

    •    De-FogTM Extreme Weather Image 
Compensation 

    •    Highlight Masking Exposure (HME) 

    •    Auto Sensing 24VAC/12VDC with Line 
Lock 

    •    Easy Icon Driven OSD Menu with Built-in 
Joystick 

    •    Programmable Privacy Zones 

    •    Auto Gain Control (AGC) 

    •    Backlight Compensation (BLC) 

    •    Dynamic Range Compressor (DRC) 


MEGApix® 4MP DWC-MB44Wi650 Features:
    •    4MP 1/3” CMOS Sensor at Real-Time 30fps
    •    6~50mm Motorized Zoom Auto-Focus P- Iris Lens
    •    True Wide Dynamic Range (WDR)
    •    Dual Codecs (H.264, MJPEG) with Simultaneous Dual-Stream
    •    Cold Start -40°F (-40°C)
    •    140’ Smart IRTM with Intelligent Camera Sync.
    •    Smart DNRTM 3D Digital Noise Reduction
    •    True Day/Night with Mechanical IR Cut Filter
    •    Programmable Privacy Zones
    •    Auto Gain Control (AGC)
    •    Auto White Balance (AWB)
    •    Motion Detection
    •    Two-Way Audio
    •    Micro SD/SDHC/SDXC Class 10 Card Slot (Card Not Included)
    •    Alarm Sensor Input
    •    Relay Output
    •    Web Server Built-in
    •    PoE Class 3 and DC12V
    •    Reveals Low Light Detail
    •    Auto White Balance (AWB)
    •    RS-485 Built-in
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Global Biodefense Market 2017-2021 - Growing Threat of Bioterrorism Driving Market Growth

DUBLIN, -- The "Global Biodefense Market 2017-2021" report has been added to Research and Markets' offering.

The global biodefense market to grow at a CAGR of 5.41% during the period 2017-2021.

Global Biodefense market 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

The latest trend gaining momentum in the market is Government initiatives. Biological agents are easy to obtain as these are naturally present in the environment. The possibility of developing novel weapons through the use of these agents is alarming. Laboratories, across the world, are working on the development of advanced detection systems to identify areas and populations at risk of bioterrorism, provide early warning, and facilitate prompt treatment. Forensic technologies in many countries such as the US are working on identifying biological agents, their environmental origins, and their initial sources. Efforts include sanitization technologies to reinstate facilities without causing any additional concerns.

According to the report, one of the major drivers for this market is Growing threat of bioterrorism. Bioterrorism is defined as a form of terrorism that involves the intentional release or distribution of harmful biological agents for mass destruction of life. These biological agents can be viruses, fungi, protozoa, or bacteria. They are ubiquitous in the natural environment, where they are found in soil, water, plants, and animals. However, they can be genetically modified in laboratories to enhance their lethal properties. Bioterrorism agents being relatively inexpensive and easy to obtain when compared with weapons and chemical agents, can be used for mass destruction. Further, since they can be easily disseminated, their use as bioterrorism agents is unconstrained. They adversely affect human health, ranging from mild allergic reactions to serious medical conditions that can be life-threatening.

Further, the report states that one of the major factors hindering the growth of this market is Lack of information about bioengineered organisms attack. Genetically altered organisms are widely used in the scientific study and have facilitated the development of new medical therapies, preventive strategies, and diagnostic tools. However, such organisms can be maliciously used such as their use in bioterrorism. Intentional or accidental transmission to humans can lead to adverse health effects. However, the unique microbial properties of genetically engineered organisms and the clinical symptoms shown by persons infected with them may obstruct the normal diagnostic, and clinical assessments or preventive approaches as the genetically modified strains are never field-tested. Hence, the actual virulence potential of these microbes remains unknown. Concerns about biotechnology being used to develop new pathogens with exclusive properties or to create completely new classes of biological threat agents is a huge challenge for the global biodefense market in the current scenario.

Key vendors
    •    Altimmune
    •    Bavarian Nordic
    •    DynPort Vaccine Company (DVC)
    •    Emergent BioSolutions
Other prominent vendors
    •    Acambis
    •    Achaogen
    •    Cleveland BioLabs
    •    Elusys Therapeutics


Key Topics Covered:

Part 01: Executive Summary

Part 02: Scope Of The Report

Part 03: Research Methodology

Part 04: Introduction

Part 05: Market Landscape

Part 06: Five Forces Analysis

Part 07: Market Segmentation By Application

Part 08: Regional Landscape

Part 09: Decision Framework

Part 10: Drivers And Challenges

Part 11: Market Trends

Part 12: Vendor Landscape

Part 13: Appendix

For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/qv8t9n/global_biodefense?w=5


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Endeavor Robotics Forms Advisory Board of Influential Industry Experts

CHELMSFORD, Mass., Dec. 14, 2017-- Endeavor Robotics, the U.S.-based global leader in tactical ground robotics is proud to welcome two former senior government officials, Eric Rosenbach and Katrina McFarland to its advisory board. The primary role of the board will be to offer critical and strategic guidance on issues related to national security threats, advancements in unmanned ground robotics and future technology needs of first responders and military personnel.


Eric Rosenbach is a former Pentagon Chief of Staff and the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Global Security and Homeland Defense. As Chief of Staff, he managed the Department's most sensitive decisions and ensured implementation of transformative changes in the Department's technology, budget and talent management.  As Assistant Secretary, Rosenbach was responsible for leading all aspects of the Department's cyber strategy, policy, and operations.  Prior to his public service, Rosenbach was Principal for a global management consulting firm where he advised executives on risk mitigation strategies. He currently serves as Co-Director of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School.


Katrina McFarland comes to Endeavor's advisory board having recently retired from the Department of Defense. McFarland served as the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, where she was the principal advisor to both the Secretary and Under Secretary of Defense on all matters pertaining to acquisition. McFarland's honorable career also included serving as the Assistant Secretary to the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology.

"Eric and Katrina's unparalleled experience will provide invaluable insight into the Department of Defense's long-term vision for robotics. We are deeply honored that they have chosen to join Endeavor's Advisory Board," said Endeavor Robotics CEO, Sean Bielat. "Their support will be an important part of our continued leadership in the ground robotics industry."


About Endeavor Robotics:
Endeavor Robotics is the world's largest supplier of unmanned ground vehicles and has delivered over 6,500 units to 40+ countries, totaling 3 million hours of robot operation. Every day Endeavor products operate in areas of conflict, assist law enforcement agencies and respond to natural disasters to protect human lives. Endeavor Robotics is 100% based in the United States – including R&D, manufacturing, staffing and ownership. Endeavor employs over 100 people and draws on 28 years of experience.

Endeavor Robotics is expanding. To see a list of available opportunities visit: www.endeavorrobotics.hirecentric.com/jobsearch/

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