Elbit wins $153m. drone deal with Southeast Asian army

In May, Elbit said it would supply vehicular tactical radio systems worth $127 million to an unnamed South Asian army.

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October 6, 2019 16:35
Elbit wins $153m. drone deal with Southeast Asian army

An employee checks an Elbit Systems Ltd. Hermes 900 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) at the company's drone factory in Rehovot. (photo credit: REUTERS)

Israeli defense electronics company Elbit Systems will supply the army of a Southeast Asian country with a “multi-layered array” of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) worth $153 million, the company said on Sunday.

The contract to provide drones and associated infrastructure to the unnamed country will be carried out over a period of 22 months.

According to the terms of the deal, Elbit said it will supply more than 1,000 THOR Multi-Rotor Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) mini-UAS, as well as scores of Skylark LEX, Skylark 3 and Hermes 450 tactical UAS and Universal Ground Control Stations.



“This contract award underlines our competitive edge as armies increasingly view multi-layered UAS solutions as key to providing superior intelligence while maintaining a high level of operational flexibility,” said Elbit Systems president and CEO Bezhalel “Butzi” Machlis.



In May, Elbit said it would supply vehicular tactical radio systems worth $127m. to an unnamed South Asian army.



Tactical radios supplied over a three-year period will include configurations for integrating on-board armored fighting vehicles and tanks at battalion and company level.


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