Elbit Systems secures navy contract in Asia Print

Israeli defence electronics company Elbit Systems Ltd. announced on 20 September that it has been awarded a US$173 million contract to provide Naval Remote Controlled Weapon Stations (RCWS) to the Navy and Coast Guard of an Asia-Pacific country. The contract will be performed over a five-year period.

Under the contract, Elbit Systems will provide lightweight, fully stabilized dual-axis naval RCWS to be installed on a wide range of vessels. The Naval RCWS to be provided feature a 12.7mm machine gun and ammunition, Elbit Systems’ advanced firecontrol system and the company’s modular electro-optic suite.

Elbit Systems Land and C4I general manager Yehuda Vered said: “We are pleased with this contract award that attests to the quality of our systems. I am confident that the demand for the weapon stations we offer will continue to grow, as customers increasingly recognise our unique capacity to draw on an exceptionally broad portfolio to provide comprehensive operational solutions.”

(Issue Oct 2018)