(JNS.org) Elbit Systems, an Israeli defense firm, on Monday announced it was awarded a $70 million contract to supply advanced electronic earfare (EW) systems that will be installed on various Israeli Air Force fighter jets over the next five years.
The Directorate of Production and Procurement of the Israeli Ministry of Defense awarded the contract to Elbit, who developed and manufactured the EW and SIGINT - Elisra Ltd. systems.
"We are proud to provide the Israeli Air Force, recognized as one of the world's most advanced air forces, advanced EW systems, covering the full range of fighter jets, and we trust that this win will further enhance our position as one of the world's leading EW manufacturers," said BezhalelMachlis, President and CEO of Elbit Systems.
"The modern global air combat arena is extremely challenging, and pilots are facing many new threats. Our systems provide a solution to a wide variety of current and future threats, and we hope that other customers will follow the IMOD and the Israeli Air Force and select our EW systems," Machlis said.