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Elbit Systems details new Africa order

29th September 2017 - 01:09 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Elbit Systems has received a contract worth $240 million to provide electronic defence systems to an unnamed country in Africa, the company announced on 26 September.

The contract will be carried out over a two-year period.

Elbit will supply Directed Infra-Red Counter Measure (DIRCM) systems that protect aircraft from shoulder fired missiles; missile warning systems; radio and communication systems; land systems; mini-UAS systems and a helicopter upgrade.

Bezhalel Machlis, president and CEO, Elbit Systems, said: ‘We are proud to have won this contract, allowing us to provide our customers with a variety of systems and capabilities from different fields, a growing trend we have witnessed lately in many countries.

‘Our portfolio, based on cutting-edge technologies and operational know-how, allows us to customise our solutions and tailor them to our customer's needs, and we hope others will follow this trend.’

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