Elbit Systems Ltd. announced today that its UK subsidiary, Elbit Systems UK Ltd. was awarded an approximately $38 million contract from the UK Ministry of Defense to supply comprehensive JFST systems to the British Army. The JFST systems will be supplied over a period of two years, following which Elbit Systems UK will provide an additional four years of maintenance, technical support and on-site training.
Under this contract, Elbit Systems UK will provide both fixed and mobile systems that are comprised of multiple networked simulators set to train mounted and dismounted Joint Fires teams and Joint Fires Cells. JFST systems will also be supporting exercises for reserve forces and teams deployed at sea, such as those onboard the Royal Navy’s Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carrier.
Martin Fausset, CEO of Elbit Systems UK, said: “We are proud to have been selected by the UK MoD to supply the JFST systems, providing a valuable capability for the British Army and delivering an operationally proven capability into the UK, together with our local partners.”
Elbit Systems also announced new wearable devices for the dismounted warrior. Expanding the Company’s DOMINATOR warrior combat suite, the newly launched set includes four devices that integrate seamlessly with radio systems and with Battle Management Systems: SmartEye – a head-mounted C2 display; Smart WristView – a wrist-strapped C2 display; SmartSight – a C2 add-on to weapon sights; and SmartNVG – a C2 add-on to Night Vision Goggles (NVG).
SmartEye is ballistic eyewear that provides dismounted commanders with a geo-oriented head-mounted C2 display. Projecting a see-through Augmented Reality (AR) symbology on the visor and enabling real-time image detection, SmartEye provides users with instant situational awareness. SmartEye interfaces with multiple visual sources, including weapon sights, Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and input from reconnaissance units.
Smart WristView is a compact, low-power, rugged wrist-strapped C2 display, providing warriors with a quick and convenient view of operational data in combat situations without altering weapon’s hold, further enhancing situational awareness and team-level C2 capabilities.
SmartSight is a C2 add-on to most existing day and night weapon sights, projecting see-through AR symbology, laser rangefinder data and a compass onto the soldier’s weapon sight, greatly improving target acquisition capabilities and combat effectiveness.
SmartNVG is a C2 add-on to most existing NVGs providing superimposed AR navigation and operational symbology on any vision imaging system, significantly improving effectiveness in night operations. SmartNVG is compatible with both HDMI and Android.
The complete DOMINATOR warrior suite includes also the recently launched SmarTrack – a situational awareness system for dismounted forces in GPS denied environments.