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Elbit Systems announced today (Thursday) that it has won a $ 338 million contract under which it will provide the Swiss military with a mobile tactical radio network, as part of the military’s communications digitization program.
Winning the contract was made possible after more than three years of technical examinations and competitive and extensive field examinations, which were conducted by the Purchasing Manager at the Swiss Ministry of Defense and by the Swiss Army.
The digital mobile network solution that will be provided is based on the E-LynXTM open source software family of radio software, enabling fast, reliable and secure communication across the Swiss Army.
Bezalel (Muddy) Machlis, President and CEO of Elbit Systems, said that “Switzerland is a strategic target market for us and we will continue our efforts to support the Swiss Army and expand our cooperation with the Swiss industry. “Winning this contract underscores the growing recognition among European armies of solving the E-LynX mobile radio software solution as a preference for advanced mobile military networks and digitization.”
It should be noted that in less than a month, Elbit has released contracts in Europe amounting to more than half a billion dollars.
$ 338 million for digital communications in Switzerland, $ 65 million for digital equipment for soldiers in the Netherlands, $ 27 million for upgrading onionic systems in Romania, and $ 96 million for helicopter-connected simulators to another European country.