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Elbit Systems to supply a Latin American army with advanced electronic systems valued at $130 million

21st June 2010 - 10:16 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


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Elbit Systems announced on 20 June that it has been awarded a contract to supply a Latin American army with command, control, computer & communications (C4I) systems and electronic warfare (EW) systems, valued at approximately $130 million.

The project, to be performed over the next three years, is a part of the undisclosed army's extensive modernisation programme and is designated for all echelons, from the manoeuvring forces up to the command headquarters.

The new, unified communications network will facilitate a real-time common operational picture of the battlefield providing the land forces with enhanced operational performance and situational awareness, as well as improved force protection and prevention of friendly fire.

Approximately three months ago, the company reported the significant award of the Australian Land 200 contract, a $298 million award for the supply, integration, installation and support of a Battle Group and Below Command, Control and Communications (BGC3) system.

The project, to be performed over the next three years, will enable the Australian Army to achieve a major portion of its defence network centric warfare milestone of a networked brigade with cutting edge technology in battle management and communications systems. 

The new capabilities will increase the commander’s battlespace awareness, automate combat messaging and assist in the execution of operations.  Importantly, this capability will significantly reduce the risk of casualties resulting from friendly fire.  This high priority acquisition will assure improved protection and coordination for Australian Defence Forces personnel, allowing missions to be carried out more efficiently, safely and effectively.

Elbit Systems is also the prime contractor of the Israeli Defense Forces' (IDF) Digital Army Program (DAP), a unique master programme considered the most advanced in the world, that computerises all operations in the land forces, down to the single soldier level.

Source: Elbit Systems


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