Published On: Wed, Sep 27th, 2017

In one week Israeli Elbit Systems awarded $540 million contracts in Asia-Pacific, Africa

Elbit's contract in Asia Pacific worth $300 million. Latest contract in Asia Pacific, in August, for $93 million, included the upgrading of F-5 aircraft


On Wednesday Elbit Systems Ltd. announced that it was awarded an approximately $300 million contract, for the supply of command and control systems to a customer in Asia-Pacific. The project will be performed over the next three years.

Bezhalel (Butzi) Machlis, President, and CEO of Elbit Systems said: “We are proud to be selected to provide a command and control solution, which is based on Elbit Systems’ cutting-edge technologies and operational experience. We are considered as one of the world’s leaders in the command and control field and we trust that other customers will follow this Asia-Pacific customer.”

In terms of Elbit Systems’ operations in Asia Pacific, the company’s latest contract in August was $ 93 million.
This contract included the upgrading of F-5 aircraft for a period of three years.

Elbit Systems’ latest contract in Asia Pacific, in August was for $ 93 million. This contract included the upgrading of F-5 aircraft for a period of three years.

On Tuesday Elbit Systems announced that it was awarded $240 million contract to provide a wide array of defense electronic systems to a country in Africa.

The contract, which will be performed over a two-year period, is comprised of Directed Infra-red Counter Measure (DIRCM) systems to protect aircraft from shoulder-fired missiles (Man-Portable Air Defense Systems -MANPADS), based on passive IR (Infrared) systems, and includes Missile Warning Systems (MWS), radio and communication systems, land systems, mini-UAS systems and helicopters upgrade.


Bezhalel (Butzi) Machlis said: “We are proud to have won this contract, allowing us to provide our customer with a variety of systems and capabilities from different fields, a growing trend we have witnessed lately in many countries. Our unique structure enables the customer to benefit from the synergy of its overall capabilities while, at the same time, focus on its requirements. Our portfolio, based on cutting-edge technologies and operational know-how, allows us to customize our solutions and tailor them to our customer’s needs, and we hope others will follow this trend”.

Ten days ago, Elbit Systems announced the reorganization of its cyber activities, which have been conducted under CyberBit Solutions. As part of the change, cyber-security and intelligence activities will be separated from CyberBit and will begin operating under the land division and communication and control systems of Elbit Systems, the division that is involved in the current deal.

Under CyberBit, Elbit Systems will continue to conduct its commercial cyber operations.

The change will take effect on January 1, 2018.

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