Elbit subsidiary Elop is stepping up efforts to play a bigger role in the European space and defence markets by forming a joint venture with Bremen-based space technology company OHB-System.

The venture will develop and market electro-optical systems and infrared payloads, suitable for deployment in space and on board unmanned air vehicles. The joint company, OHB ElectroOptics, will be based in Bremen. Marco Fuchs, chief executive of OHB Technology, says the new enterprise will increase OHB's range of products for the European space industry. Haim Rousso, corporate vice-president of Elbit Systems and general manager of Elop, says the venture will open new markets for the company's technology and products.



Source: Flight International