Elbit Nabs $103 Million Helicopter Electronic Warfare System Contract

The Israeli company is to equip the helicopters of an unspecified Asian air force with combat-proven advanced protection systems


CH-53 helicopter. Photo: Elbit

Israel's Elbit Systems announced on April 26 that it won a contract valued at approximately $103 million to supply the air force of an Asian country with comprehensive Electronic Warfare (EW) suites. The contract will be performed over a three-year period and includes long-term integrated logistic support. 
Under the contract, Elbit is to fit the customer’s helicopters with complete EW suites, including countermeasure systems. The EW suites will provide the helicopters with advanced protection to achieve the customer's operational requirements. The Asian country was not identified. 
Edgar Maimon, executive vice president and general manager of Elbit Systems EW and SIGINT–Elisra, commented: "Demand for combat-proven EW systems is getting stronger as the electro-magnetic spectrum becomes increasingly contested and the threat to aircraft gets more acute. I believe that Elbit Systems is well positioned to address this rising need."

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