ElbitSystems has won $200 million contract from the Swiss Federal Department of Defense, Civil Protection and Sport (DDPS) to supply Hermes 900 HFE (Heavy Fuel Engine) Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS).
The contract also includes supply of an advanced ground segment for command, control and communications, the company announced today.
The contract, to be performed over a four-year period, follows the DDPS June 2014 announcement about Elbit Systems selection as the preferred supplier for the UAS 15 new reconnaissance drone program.
The Hermes 900 HFE system is an advanced adverse-weather unarmed reconnaissance UAS, It offers improved operational capabilities to Swiss Air Force.
The Elbit Systems Hermes 900 Kochav (Star) is an Israeli medium size multi-payload unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) designed for medium altitude long endurance (MALE) tactical missions. It has an endurance of over 30 hours and can fly at a maximum altitude of 30,000 feet (9,100 m), with a primary mission of reconnaissance, surveillance and communications relay.
Elbit Systems demonstrated its MUSIC family of Directed Infrared Countermeasure (DIRCM) systems, integrated with IR based Passive Airborne Warning System (PAWS) on an Airbus C295 aircraft. During the tests, a C295 aircraft with an operationally installed Elbit EW self-protection suite, consisting of the DIRCM system and the PAWS demonstrated the capability to detect, acquire, track and jam the trial test equipment on the ground, under extreme conditions, the company said in a statement Monday
Elbit Systems announced today that it was awarded an approximate $70 million contract for the supply of intelligence integrated systems for homeland security applications from a Latin American customer. Under the contract, to be supplied within less than a year, Elbit Systems will provide the customer with Hermes 900 UAS systems and an intelligence gathering system
Elbit Systems of Israel has been contracted to provide maritime Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) patrol services to be provided by the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) to countries in the European Union. The contract that will be executed in cooperation with CEiiA, an engineering company in Portugal, is for a two-year base period and two single year option periods
The Swiss government plans to spend $8 billion (CHF8 billion) to buy new fighter jets and missile defences. The Federal Council on Wednesday tasked the defence ministry with looking at potential aircraft, wanting it to begin talks with Airbus, Boeing, Dassault, Lockheed Martin and Saab, SwissInfo reported Thursday
The US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Switzerland for F/A-18 upgrades for an estimated cost of $115 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale Friday
Switzerland has laid out 20 scenarios Tuesday to procure as many as 70 new fighter jets for replacing the country's aging aerial combat fleet. The country could eventually be in the market for as many as 70 new fighter jets or as few as 20 under scenarios laid out on Tuesday by a defense ministry task force examining how to replace the neutral country's aging air force fleet, the Swiss department of defense announced Tuesday
The Swiss government plans to evaluate a new fighter aircraft to replace ageing F/A-18 Hornet and F-5E Tiger II jet fighters. The fighter replacement program had ground to a halt after Swiss voters rejected the procurement of 22 Gripen fighters in a referendum
Elbit Systems has won $70 million contract for the supply of Electronic Warfare systems to Israeli Air Force. The contract was awarded by the Directorate of Production and Procurement of the Israeli Ministry of Defense ("IMOD")
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