Elbit Technologies announced it received a major order from Switzerland. The order tags Elbit to supply the Swiss Armed Forces with a comprehensive tactical communication solution. The contract has to be ratified by the Swiss Parliament. Elbit did not disclose the exact value of the order, but it is estimated to be valued as to be as high as $300 million.
Bezhalel (Butzi) Machlis, President and CEO of Elbit Systems, said: “We are proud to have been selected to provide such an important capability to the Swiss Armed Forces. Switzerland is a strategic market for us and we will continue with our efforts to support the Swiss Armed Forces and expand our cooperation with the Swiss industry.”
In addition Elbit announced that it was awarded a contract valued at approximately $50 million from the Portuguese Ministry of Defense (MoD) to supply the Portuguese Air Force (“PtAF”) with a complete Electronic Warfare (EW) suite and Customer Logistics Support for the new KC-390 multi-mission aircraft. The contract will be performed over a five-year period.
Under the contract, Elbit Systems will supply the PtAF’s KC-390 aircraft with a complete EW suite comprised of Radar and Laser Warning Systems, IR Missile Warning System, Countermeasures Dispensing System, a Directional IR Countermeasures (DIRCM) system and Active ECM (AECM) POD system.