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Elbit, Technion sign research deal

  |   June 16, 2008 at 12:23 PM
HAIFA, Israel, June 16 (UPI) -- Elbit Systems Ltd. has partnered with the Israel Institute of Technology in a move to advance military vision technology research and development.

Under a research agreement between Elbit and the Israel Institute of Technology, or Technion, Elbit will award grants to researchers to further studies at the company's advanced eye tracking laboratory. Officials say the grants will be awarded over the next five years in an effort to advance vision and computer-aided vision technologies.

The Israel-based Elbit is a global defense contractor with vision systems for combat aircraft pilot helmets, among other applications. The company recently published a call for researchers in vision and computer-aided vision fields.

"The new program we are launching and Elbit Systems' annual donation to the research in the vision systems field reflect the fruitful, reciprocal cooperation between the Technion and industry," Yitzhak Apeloig, Technion president, said in a statement.

"I trust that both our students and Elbit Systems will benefit from this cooperation and soon reap its benefits," Apeloig said.

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