Elbit Systems will supply electro-optical observation and surveillance systems for the Brazilian border security program known as SISFRON.
The systems will be delivered by AEL International Ltd., a subsidiary of AEL Sistemas S.A., which is a Brazilian subsidiary of Elbit Systems. The contract was awarded by Savis Tecnologia e Sistemas S.A, a subsidiary of Embraer Defesa & Security which is the prime contractor and integrator for the SISFRON.
The company said the systems will be supplied within a year, starting in 2014, as part of the first phase of the Brazilian multi-year “Sisfron” Integrated Border Monitoring System. As part of the program, Elbit Systems will be making investments in Brazil in terms of assets, infrastructure and know-how in optronics.
Bezhalel (Butzi) Machlis, Elbit Systems’ President and CEO, said, “We see great importance in this award, marking a breakthrough for our electro-optic activities in Brazil, which is a significant market for Elbit Systems. Sisfron is a global leading and very unique border security project, and we are very proud to be involved in it. This is yet an additional opportunity for our Brazilian companies to provide our advanced technologies, this time in the field of observation, in Brazil, a country that values unique, cutting edge technology in every field of operation”.