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Ares wins Brazil RCWS contract

09th January 2017 - 11:30 by The Shephard News Team

Ares wins Brazil RCWS contract

Elbit Systems’ Brazilian subsidiary, Ares Aeroespacial e Defesa, is to supply Remax 12.7/7.62mm Remote Controlled Weapon Stations (RCWS) to the Brazilian Army under a framework contract announced on 8 January. The total value of the contract could rise to approximately $100 million.

The contract also includes associated equipment and services. The company has received an initial production order valued at approximately $7.5 million.

Remax has been designed to fullfill Brazilian Army requirements as part of the VBTP programme. According to the company, the stabilised RCWS has already been successfully tested and fielded on the 6x6 Guarani vehicle, and will be supplied over a five-year period.

Bezhalel (Butzi) Machlis, president and CEO of Elbit Systems, said: ‘Brazil is a very important market for Elbit Systems and we are pleased to be awarded a follow-on contract for the supply of Remax to the Brazilian Army, attesting to the customer's satisfaction from the previous award.

‘We have witnessed a growing demand for RCWS all over the world and we trust that further customers will follow and acquire our advanced and mature weapon stations.’

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