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Elbit Systems wins $200 million contract for supply of Hermes drone to Switzerland

Israel’s Elbit Systems will supply its Hermes 900 HFE to the Swiss Federal Department of Defense, Civil Protection and Sport.

 

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Elbit Systems Ltd. has won a contract worth approximately $200 million from the Swiss Federal Department of Defense, Civil Protection and Sport (DDPS) for the supply of Hermes 900 HFE (Heavy Fuel Engine) Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and an advanced ground segment for command, control and communications.

The contract, to be performed over a four-year period, follows the DDPS June 2014 announcement about Elbit Systems’ selection as the preferred supplier for the UAS 15 new reconnaissance drone program.

The Hermes 900 HFE system to be supplied to the Swiss Air Force is an advanced adverse-weather unarmed reconnaissance UAS, offering improved operational capabilities.

Elbit Systems president and CEO Bezhalel Machlis said, “Switzerland is a very important market for Elbit Systems, and we are very proud of the DDPS’s decision to choose us as the supplier of the Hermes 900 HFE, a high-end and market leading platform. The DDPS selection attests to our innovative and technological leadership in the area of UAS, supported by the maturity of our systems. We hope this project will pave the way for additional projects both in Switzerland and worldwide.”

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