PCO S.A., part of Poland’s Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa S.A. (PGZ), and Israel’s RAFAEL Advanced Defense Systems have signed a Memorandum Of Understanding for co-production of TOPLITE electro-optical systems (EOS) in Poland.
Under the MOU, PCO S.A. will be the only supplier of TOPLITE systems for recipients from Poland. Under this agreement, PCO S.A. will become part of the supplier chain under other RAFAEL programs.
The main purpose of this cooperation is the modernization of Polish Mi-24 helicopters. The two companies have been cooperating since 2007 for the supply of optoelectronic heads for Poland’s W-3PL Głuszec helicopters.
The Toplite EOS family is an advanced multi-sensor, multi-purpose, highly stabilized EO/ISR solution for homeland security and defense applications. It is used for a variety of applications on different platforms for intelligence/data collection, surveillance, reconnaissance and weapon direction.
TOPLITE is mature, proven and fielded in more than 20 countries in all branches of the armed forces. It incorporates up to seven sensors for detection, tracking, identification, and targeting. Toplite EOS enables automatic or manual monitoring and investigation using its advanced control unit, Situational Awareness (SAW) and Image processing package. Toplite EOS is derived from the Litening targeting and navigation pod, of which RAFAEL has sold and supplied over 1600 units. It, therefore, enjoys all the latest developments made for the world’s leading targeting system. Toplite EOS features extensive growth potential, enabling its utilization for many years in a changing operational environment. This growth potential will be realized in advanced sensor integration and unique image enhancement techniques.
Toplite is an integral part of Rafael’s air defense systems and naval systems and is fully integrated with SPIKE missile family on Helicopters and other platforms.