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09:33 AM, November 2, 2019
Elbit to Provide EW & Logistics Support to Portuguese KC-390s

Elbit Systems has been awarded $50 million to provide electronic warfare (EW) and logistics support for Portuguese Air Force's new KC-390 tanker aircraft.

The contract will be performed over a five-year period, the company said in a statement on October 31.

Under the contract, Elbit Systems will supply the Portuguese Air Force's KC-390 aircraft with a complete EW suite comprising Radar and Laser Warning Systems, IR Missile Warning System, Countermeasures Dispensing System, a Directional IR Countermeasures (DIRCM) system and Active ECM (AECM) POD system.

On October 29, the company reported it had won a contract to supply the Swiss army with radio communication systems, which, according to the local media, is valued between $200-300 million. Elbit will supply Switzerland with a communications platform based on its E-LynX family of tactical software defined radio solutions.