Elbit Systems wins radio systems supply contract for Asia-Pacific army


Elbit Systems has secured a contract for the supply of radio systems for an undisclosed army in the Asia-Pacific region over a period of 12 months.

As part of the $33m contract, Elbit Systems will be responsible for equipping the artillery and infantry forces of the undisclosed customer with tactical radio systems.

The systems to be equipped include vehicular, man-packed and handheld configurations.

Elbit Systems noted that the advanced networking capabilities of the radio systems enable reliable and secure voice and data communication services over extended ranges.

The customer awarded the contract after it recently decided to equip its army with additional networked combat solutions including E-LynX Software Defined Radios (SDR) and TORCH-X Command and Control systems from Elbit Systems.

Several armed forces worldwide, including those of Switzerland, Sweden, Germany and Israel, have selected the company’s radio solutions.

In a separate development, Elbit Systems has rebranded its wholly owned German subsidiary TELEFUNKEN RACOMS as Elbit Systems Deutschland, strengthening its business operations in the country.

Thomas Nuetzel, who has served as the CEO of TELEFUNKEN RACOMS over the last ten years, will manage the company.

Elbit Systems president and CEO Bezhalel (Butzi) Machlis said: “We have been operating in Germany for more than a decade, proudly supporting the German Armed Forces, diligently building our engineering base and developing co-operations with local industry.”

TELEFUNKEN RACOMS provides quality solutions to the German Armed Forces and has been adding a range of technologies from across the Elbit Systems portfolio to its Ulm-based operations.

The technologies include electro-optics, electronic warfare, direct infrared countermeasures, software-defined radio, cyber, unmanned systems, command and control.

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Last month, Elbit Systems of America won a contract to supply key components of Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) to the US Army.





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