Elbit Systems wins contract for battle management system for Israeli army
Israeli defense electronics company Elbit Systems has been awarded a contract by the Israeli Ministry of Defense (IMOD) to serve as prime contractor for the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) program of Battle Management Systems for Battalion Combat Teams (BCT BMS).
The first phase of the contract, including initial deployment, will be performed over two years and is valued at approximately $30 million. Elbit Systems' BCT BMS unique solution for the Merkava and M-60 tanks makes it one of the most advanced systems of this kind in the world, primarily for main battle tanks, armored fighting vehicles and infantry fighting vehicles.
The program includes the development, supply and support of advanced electro-optical sensors, multi-functional displays, command and control software, information and dissemination systems and advanced mission computers. The program will enable coordination between armored fighting vehicles, provide situational awareness to maneuvering forces and improve the overall operational capabilities of fighting units.
Elbit Systems' BCT BMS has been operationally tested by the IDF and found to significantly enhance overall operational performance of target engagement and maneuverability in day, night and poor visibility conditions.
The BCT BMS Program is based on state-of-the-art hardware and software communications technologies, which have been developed by Elbit Systems, and on the extensive experience of the Company in projects comprising multidisciplinary integration of computerized command and control systems as well as fire control systems for armored fighting vehicles.
Elbit Systems is an international defense electronics company engaged in a wide range of defense-related programs throughout the world, in the areas of aerospace, ground and naval systems, command, control, communications, computers and intelligence (C4I) and advanced electro-optic technologies. The Company focuses on the upgrading of existing military platforms and developing new technologies for defense applications. — (menareport.com)
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