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  • Agreement with Israel for F-35 Composites
    Agreement with Israel for F-35 Composites 16 September 2020
    Lockheed Martin signed with Elbit Systems for the F-35 Lightning II composites. The contract includes Elbit Systems providing composite material and assembly work for F-35 variants for four years.The Israeli-based firm is scheduled to deliver more than 1,400 parts to Lockheed Martin during the course of the study. Lockheed Martin does not allow countries that purchase the F-35 to make systemic changes, but there was an exception for Israel. After Israeli modifications, the platform ...
  • Israel to Modernize Georgia Air Defence
    Israel to Modernize Georgia Air Defence 12 September 2020
    An agreement has been reached between the Georgian Ministry of Defence and Rafael, an Israeli-based firm. Under the agreement to strengthen and enhance Georgia's air defence capabilities, the country's air defence equipment will be fully modernised. They also spoke about the possibility of cooperation, including the training of staff, and future plans. Georgia also met with another Israeli-based company, Elbit Systems, on air defence development. Collaboration with...
  • New Helmet Mounted Display for F-16
    New Helmet Mounted Display for F-16 5 August 2020
    F-16 Fighting Falcon, which is one of the most successful fighters in the world, continues its development. The platform, which made its first flight more than 40 years ago, is getting stronger every day in order to meet the requirements of the modern battlefield. Lockheed Martin, the manufacturer of the platforms, recently announced that a new helmet-mounted cueing system has been flight-tested for the "V" model of the F-16s. It is stated that the new system is Elbit prod...
  • Drágon Successfully Completed Shooting Tests
    Drágon Successfully Completed Shooting Tests 29 July 2020
    VCR 8 × 8 Drágon shooting tests, purchased by Spain for the use of marines, have been completed. Two prototypes were used in the tests carried out in Almería. One of the platforms called D1 used the Elbit UT30MK2 turret, while the Samson MK2 developed by Rafael was used in the other armoured vehicle called D2. In accordance with the requirements of Spain, the Swiss production piranha 5 platforms were changed. The first 13 units of the vehicle ...
  • Long Range Strike Capability to Greek Apaches
    Long Range Strike Capability to Greek Apaches 10 July 2020
    Despite the economic problems, Greece continues to invest in arms and defence spending. Greece plans to modernize AH-64 Apache helicopters with the acquisition of surplus spare parts from the United Arab Emirates, which modernized its AH-64 Apache helicopters. Modernization of 19 helicopters is foreseen within the scope of the process, the total cost of which is thought to be 35 million USD. In this context, it is planned to replace the TADS/PNVS hardware of the platforms with ...
  • Philippine Expects Delivery of Final Six Hermes 900 UAVs This Year
    Philippine Expects Delivery of Final Six Hermes 900 UAVs This Year 29 June 2020
      The Philippine Air Force (PAF) published its latest ‘Lead One Today’ quarterly e-newsletter. The Air Force is expecting delivery this year of the final six of nine Hermes 900 medium-altitude, long-endurance (MALE) unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) it ordered from Israel’s Elbit Systems. The system will be used for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR] purposes. The e-letter reads; “the PAF is expecting the final delivery of two u...
  • Truck Mounted Howitzer Market Increases
    Truck Mounted Howitzer Market Increases 6 May 2020
    Demand for truck-mounted howitzer is increasing day by day thanks to its ease of use as well as low acquisition and operating costs. The Philippines, which has accelerated the procurement process for the reconstruction and armament of the army, announced a new procurement plan. A statement from the Philippines Department of National Defence said the country has acquired new artillery systems. According to official information confirmed by Manila, 155 mm 52 calibre ATMOS self-propell...
  • Truck Mounted Howitzer Order
    Truck Mounted Howitzer Order 16 March 2020
    Israel, which has implemented a strategic plan to restructure the army, acquire new systems, and increase the effectiveness of systems that is already in use, continues its system procurement processes. Israel is implementing the replacement program that signed in May 2019 to replace the M109 Doher in its inventory. Within the scope of the plan, which covers a 12-year period and estimated to cost of 280 million USD, Elbit production ATMOS truck-mounted howit...
  • Thai Air Force Releases Wish List for The Next Decade
    Thai Air Force Releases Wish List for The Next Decade 22 February 2020
    The Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) has set out its procurement priorities for the upcoming decade; transport aircraft, combat search-and-rescue helicopters, and light attack aircraft are on the top of the list. RTAF’s long term plans include new fighters to replace the ageing fleet. RTAF plans to replace its Lockheed Martin C-130H Hercules transport aircraft fleet. The new aircraft will require to be compatible with Thailand’s Link T data link system. This is a process that...
  • Asia-Pacific Attack from Israel
    Asia-Pacific Attack from Israel 19 February 2020
    Israel-based defence firm Elbit Systems, which has recently increased its market dominance in the Asia-Pacific region, won a contract worth some $670 million to supply defence products to an unnamed country in the Asia-Pacific region. The deal will be carried out over a 25-month period. “This significant contract award is a testament to the trust that customers place with our solutions and to the leading position we hold in the market,” Elbit CEO Bezhalel Machlis said in a stateme...
  • Britain Works on Full Situational Awareness
    Britain Works on Full Situational Awareness 25 January 2020
    British Company BAE Systems Israeli firm Elbit Systems are cooperating to build a new main battle tank (MBT) offering 360-degree situational awareness, for British Army urban operations. Elbit’s IronVision electro-optical system will provide the vision to the crew to see through tank armour wall. The company, along with the British army, have reportedly been working on the system to be integrated on to the Streetfighter II since January 2019. It will give the tank the ability ...
  • $ 1worth laser sword for Israeli air defence
    $ 1worth laser sword for Israeli air defence 10 January 2020
    Israel Defence Ministry announced that they had developed a new laser system missile. According to the statement of the Ministry, a recent technological development made this system possible. The futuristic defence system is still under development and will be tested throughout the year and will not be operational in the short term. Just like the Iron Dome, the development of a laser defence system to complement it cost hundreds of millions of dollars, but the latter will ...
  • Order Time for Iron Fist
    Order Time for Iron Fist 9 January 2020
    Due to the increasing asymmetric threat, the use of active protection systems is becoming common. Elbit Systems has announced an order for the Iron Fist active protection system. A new step has come from Israel to increase the survivability of the new generation Eitan 8x8 wheeled vehicles. Elbit Systems has announced an agreement with the Israeli Defence Forces to procure Iron Fist active protection systems. The number of systems to be procured was not announced under the ...
  • Switzerland Received Its New Hermes 900 HFE Drone
    Switzerland Received Its New Hermes 900 HFE Drone 14 December 2019
    Swiss Air Force revealed its first Hermes 900 HFE reconnaissance drone on Emmen military airfield on Monday, December 9, 2019. Switzerland acquires drones from Elbit, Israel. Six of drones were purchased as part of the 2015 weapons program. The ADS 15 is the successor system for the ADS 95, which was decommissioned at the end of November 2019. But it is not yet flying as certification of drones by the Israeli civil aviation authorities has not been issued.  The Hermes...
  • UAVs to Gather Information 11 September 2019
    The Philippine Air Force (PAF) signed contracts, as part of the PAF UAV Systems Project with Israel for four Elbit Systems Hermes 450 mid-altitude long-endurance UAVs and nine Hermes 900 UAVs. The deal was worth about $ 163 million. The first batch of Hermes 450, was delivered to the PAF. The Elbit Systems Hermes 450 has a range of 300 kilometres and an endurance of up to 20 hours. It can carry sensor and surveillance payloads of up to 150 kilograms total.  According ...
  • Helmet Mounted Display for the Navy
    Helmet Mounted Display for the Navy 13 August 2019
    The US Navy has signed a contract with Elbit Systems of America LLC. The agreement aims to provide Navy CV-22’s with Helmet Mounted Display (HMD) systems. Elbit Systems' HMD’s, which is also produced for F-35 Lightning II, measures the pilot’s line-of-sight, slave applicable systems to the target, identify target location and bring displays to the pilot’s eye level.   The CV-22s, which were recently chosen to replace the C-2 Greyh...
  • Towards Autonomous Tanks
    Towards Autonomous Tanks 6 August 2019
    Israel’s Ministry of Defence wants to procure an armoured vehicle that can be operated by two soldiers instead of four with the hatch closed. The ministry tasked three Israeli companies, Israel Aerospace Industries and Rafael Advanced Defence Systems, along with Elbit Systems to complete the task. Three companies demonstrated options for the project to US army representatives on Sunday at an army base in northern Israel. The so-called Carmel project, launched three y...
  • Israel Buys Howitzers for Its Army
    Israel Buys Howitzers for Its Army 30 March 2019
    Israeli Elbit Systems announced it was awarded a $125 million contract by Israel’s defence ministry for “automatic howitzer gun systems.” The specific number of artillery pieces wasn’t revealed. Elbit Systems claimed these artillery pieces are cost-effective and require small crews. Based on this description, ATMOS 155mm truck howitzers are soon being adopted by the Israel Defence Force (IDF).
  • Israel to Take a Look to Europe
    Israel to Take a Look to Europe 5 November 2018
    Israel-based Elbit Systems has signed a new agreement. With the agreement signed with EMSA (European Maritime Safety Agency), Elbit will provide unmanned aerial vehicle patrol service to the agency. The European Union member countries will benefit from the service, with co-operation of Portugal based CEiiA company. The agreement, which has a two- one year option, will be valid for two years. The agreement will cost 59 million US dollars with all options.   Under the a...
  • ADEX Fair News 7 October 2018
    Azeri “Tufan” at ADEX Elbit Systems Unveils ATMOS M-46 Howitzer ROKETSAN’s Broad Participation Silent Export Door by İşbir ASELSAN; Two States, One Weapon HAVELSAN Offers Technology Guarantee Solutions are Abound in STM
  • Smart Merkava Introduced
    Smart Merkava Introduced 23 July 2018
    Israeli Defence Forces have introduced a new model of the Merkava main battle tank. The tank equipped with special equipment for asymmetric warfare conditions is called Merkava Mark 4 Barak. Merkava Mk. 4 Barak has a smart mission computer. Merkava Mk. 4 Barak is the first tank withthis feature. Mission computer can manage the missions of the tank. The tank also stands out with features such as artificial intelligence, improved sensors and Virtual Reality (VR). Improved electro...
  • Vilkas' On the Range
    Vilkas' On the Range 19 July 2018
    Lithuanian Ministry of National Defence announced that Vilkas ("Wolf" in Lithuanian) infantry fighting vehicles are under to extensive testing in German military training areas. The official statement from ARTEC, the manufacturer of the Vilkas, reported that the first two prototypes procured by Lithuania are testing. After the tests, vehicles will go back to Lithuania and the mass production phase will be started after the data gained from the tests are analyzed. Lithuania orde...
  • Elbit Touch on Philippine M113's
    Elbit Touch on Philippine M113's 19 June 2018
    Elbit will upgrade capabilities of the M113A2 vehicles in the Philippines Army inventory. Under the agreement signed between Philippines and Elbit, 44 M113A2 will undergo upgrade. Among these enhancements will be the integration of Elbit production Dragon 12.7 millimeter remote controlled weapons station and Combat NG Battlefield Management System (BMS). Soltam Cardom 81 mm mortar system will be integrated to five of the 44 vehicles In the inventory of the Philippine Army ...
  • Continent Preferred Spike LR2
    Continent Preferred Spike LR2 21 May 2018
    Australia chose the Spike LR2 missile for Army. Spike, who competed with the MBDA's MMP (Missile Moyenne Portée) ATGM during the purchase process, was Australia's choice after Latvia. In this choice, compatibility with the Elbit production battle management system already used by Australia and the combination of the Boxer-Spike are said to be effective. Production of Rafael Advanced Defence Systems Spike anti-tank missile can engage to main battle tanks from 4,00...
  • Elbit Completed Delivery Phase
    Elbit Completed Delivery Phase 15 May 2018
    Elbit Systems announced on 13 May that the delivery phase of the Land 125 Phase 3C contract supplying XACTth65 thermal weapon sights to the Australian Defence Force (ADF) has been completed. Since delivery commenced in September 2016, nearly 4 thousand 800 XACTth65 thermal sights have been supplied to the Australian Army. 
  • Super Hornet SLM Process Begins
    Super Hornet SLM Process Begins 8 May 2018
    Boeing has launched F/A-18E/F Super Hornet Service-Life Modification (SLM) process with the first US Navy aircraft arrived at the company’s St Louis production facility. The SLM contract includes aircraft inspections and physical verification of fleet usage, warranty and non-warranty modifications, repairs incident to modification, recurring and non-recurring engineering efforts, logistics, project management, parts, kits and associated mater...
  • Elbit Will Show Off in Berlin
    Elbit Will Show Off in Berlin 20 April 2018
    Elbit Systems will participate for the first time in ILA Berlin this year. The company’s decision is to support its newly established office in Berlin, Germany and aims to expand its market in the country. Elbit will showcase a large range of its product at the fair including a glass cockpit suite, DVE solutions and Head Mounted Systems (HMD), Precision Guided Munitions (PGM), airborne training and simulation, self-protection solutions, intelligence systems as well as airborne Search an...
  • Thailand to Buy ATMOS
    Thailand to Buy ATMOS 11 April 2018
    The Royal Thai Marine Corps (RTMC) has signed a contract with Elbit to procure six 155 mm autonomous truck-mounted howitzer system (ATMOS). According to RTMC statement, the $26 million contract was signed in late March and includes options for additional systems. 
  • Israel Offers F-16s to Colombia
    Israel Offers F-16s to Colombia 10 April 2018
    Elbit Systems and Israel Aircraft Industries (IAI) have offered to provide surplus Israeli Air Force’s (IAF’s) Lockheed Martin F-16A/B Netz and F-16C/D Barak fighters to Colombia, senior military sources have told Jane’s. The offer, which includes airframes that are held in storage and/or are soon to be retired, is aimed to fulfil a Colombian Air Force requirement for between 12 and 18 advanced combat aircraft to replace current IAI Kfirs. Before being handed ...
  • Uzi Changes Hands
    Uzi Changes Hands 12 March 2018
    Israel is selling state-owned IMI Systems, maker of the Uzi submachine gun, to Elbit Systems for more than half a billion dollars, the finance ministry said on 11 March. IMI Systems is known in Turkey with the modernization of M-60 tanks. Elbit will buy IMI for $522 million and relocate the IMI facilities from central Israel to the southern Negev area. The ministry did not give a timeline for the finalization of the deal.
  • Panther Paw for Austria
    Panther Paw for Austria 25 January 2018
    Austria purchased the WS4 Panther remote controlled weapons system (RCWS). According to an official from the Austrian Ministry of Defense, the system is now under integration work at the Logistics Center of the Austrian Army. The integration program is scheduled for completion in 2019. Elbit made Panther is a third generation RCWS. It can be integrated into sea or land platforms. The platform offers precision accuracy and can be used with guns 7.62 millimeters and 12.7 mil...
  • Laser Warner to Swedish Navy
    Laser Warner to Swedish Navy 25 December 2017
    The Royal Swedish Navy's Visby-class corvettes have undergone an upgrade to provide the vessels with a detection and countermeasures cueing capability against laser threats. The corvettes have been equipped with Israeli Elbit Systems' laser warner system to provide full 360° coverage. Jane's reports. Elbit's Enhanced Laser Warning System (ELAWS) suite is designed to provide warning and identification of threat laser activity, including laser design...
  • Winds of Change in the Far East
    Winds of Change in the Far East 11 December 2017
    Organised in Bangkok, the Defense & Security 2017 Exhibition opened its doors with sorrow, immediately after the funeral to bid farewell to the late king of Thailand.  Increased procurement of modern weapons in the region symbolises the rise in military threat perceptions. It was high time for old and veteran main battle tanks, armoured combat vehicles and armoured personnel carriers listed in the Thailand’s inventory to be replaced with newer versions or modernised. ...
  • New Member to Hermes Family
    New Member to Hermes Family 20 November 2017
    Elbit Systems has developed a small tactical-level unmanned aircraft system (UAS) dubbed Hermes 45 intended for ISR missions. According to IHS Jane's report, the UAS has a max endurance of 24 hours, a maximum takeoff weight of 65 kg, including a payload capacity of up to 15 kg, and can simultaneously operate with up to three payloads. Its payloads will include, among others, electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) sensors, maritime radar, and electronic and signals intelligence sy...
  • 54. Issue Exhibition News
    54. Issue Exhibition News 2 October 2017
    New Task for Gripen Nexter’s Exclusive Solutions for Global Market Leonardo Joined the Team Rolls-Royce Looks Beyond the Horizon Rafael Solutions Move to London UK Dragonfire Self-confident MBDA Left Its Mark in London Elbit's Mortar at DSEI AJAX in Progress Ironclad UGV to Become Autonomous Special Boat for Special Forces Anti-UAV Solution by AUDS QinetiQ Returns ...
  • Capability Demo From 3,500 Km Away
    Capability Demo From 3,500 Km Away 18 September 2017
    Elbit Systems carried out a remotely operated live demonstration of its multi-mission Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV) system Seagull using control consoles situated 3 thousand 515-km away at DSEI Exhibition. Seagull performed an Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) mission sailing in the Haifa Bay, Israel. The platform demonstrated its ability to detect and classify objects in real-time. The 12-meter long Seagull USV is designed to conduct ASW, Mine Hun...
  • Royal Navy To Upgrade Electronic Warfare Capabilities
    Royal Navy To Upgrade Electronic Warfare Capabilities 14 September 2017
    Elbit Systems UK and Lockheed Martin UK have signed a strategic teaming agreement to partner on the Maritime Electronic Warfare Programme (MEWP) for the Royal Navy at DSEI 2017, London. Under the agreement,  the Royal Navy’s Electronic Warfare capabilities will be upgraded including frigates, destroyers and amphibious assault ships, with the programme expanding to the wider fleet including submarines in due course.  
  • Israel Fixed Eyes On Paris
    Israel Fixed Eyes On Paris 12 June 2017
    Israeli Elbit Systems has unveiled a new airborne video surveillance system 'SkEye' today, with 80 square kilometers coverage area. The system provides high-resolution intelligence collected from up to 10 specific points of interest in real time with a possibility to go back in time and analyze events from ongoing or previously recorded missions. Senior director for business development and marketing of Elbit's Wide Area Persistent Surveillance unit Yair Ganor said they have added...
  • Israeli Involvement in JSF Expands
    Israeli Involvement in JSF Expands 7 June 2017
    In addition to producing F-35 wings, Israel deepened its involvement in F-35 JSF programme with development of cockpit display units of the aircraft. The American subsidiary of Israel’s Elbit Systems company, Elbit Systems of America, LLC, has been awarded a contract to develop a cockpit display replacement for the F-35 aircraft. Elbit Systems of America has already been involved in F-35 programme, carrying out power amplifiers, structures, and sustainm...
  • 'Seagull' Ready For Mission
    'Seagull' Ready For Mission 30 March 2017
    Elbit Systems completed operational tests of its Seagull Unmanned Surface Vessel. Seagull was designed for underwater mine hunting, mine clearing, anti-diver and anti-submarine warfare missions. The 12-meter long vessel features electro-optic and infrared sensors, various sonars along with torpedoes. It can reach a top speed of 32 knots and can be launched from a mother ship or packed in a container and airlifted to hot spots via C-17 transports.